Learning and Teaching
Learning and Teaching
Alumni & Careers
Annemarie Grimaldi, Ed.M '09
Currently, Annemarie is a program manager of a corporate work study office at private school in Cambridge, which is a Jesuit organization that was created to help students afford a private, college prep education. Her students work one day a week in professional environments (law firms, financial institutions, hospitals, non-profits etc.) all around the Boston area to earn a majority of their tuition and get professional, hands-on experience. Her job is to prepare the students for this experience and to work with her school's corporate sponsors to maintain and develop their relationships with them.
“Being a member of the L&T cohort gave me the opportunity to reflect deeply and actively on my philosophy of learning and teaching by allowing me to be the director of my own education. I was able to craft my experience to suit my needs as a student and a future educator, and because of this I left HGSE with the tools and skills I needed to feel confident working with students in a wide range of settings.”
Diana Lee, Ed.M '08
Diana is a researcher with the Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) and contributes to several research and evaluation projects within the organization. As part of the Out-of-School Time research team, her work focuses on a study of program and city-level strategies for engaging teenage youth in out-of-school time activities. She is also a member of the Family Involvement and Evaluation teams at HFRP, participating in work such as the evaluation and assessment of statewide efforts in building school-based and school-linked afterschool partnerships and exploring family engagement strategies that encourage high school success.
“Being a part of the L&T program granted me the flexibility to pursue and shape my own direction of academic study at HGSE, allowing me to focus on my interests in the ways media, culture and society shapes and contributes to identity development in youth and adults. I took courses across a number of disciplines with varied approaches to thinking about teaching and learning, including classes on media and education, cross-cultural counseling, human development, qualitative and quantitative methodology, adolescent literature, and out-of-school time learning and policy. Not only did I have the opportunity to learn from state of the art faculty who are at the top of their field, but a significant amount of what I gained from my experiences came from everyday interactions with my peers. Every student comes to HGSE as an educational leader with a wealth of knowledge and experiences, and the incredible energy shared amongst this community of educators continues to play an integral part in shaping the way I approach my work in the education field.”
Tim O'Brien, Ed.M '08
Tim is working as a Professional Development Specialist with District of Columbia Public Schools. He credits the Learning and Teaching program for providing a core curriculum directly related to his role supporting and training School-Based Instructional Coaches.
“As a specialist in the Office of Professional Development, I facilitate instructional rounds, working alongside coaches to identify problems in instructional practice and develop goals for improvement. The Learning and Teaching program provided me with the necessary skills to analyze instruction, train and support adult learners, create research-based professional development opportunities that model best practices, and think strategically about intrapreneurial turn around work in a school district bureaucracy.”
Graduates of the L&T Program pursue a variety of careers in both the public and private sectors as:
Family Life Educators
Heads of School
Planned Giving Coordinators
Research Assistants & Associates
HGSE Career Resources
The Career Services Office (CSO) assists students enrolled in HGSE degree programs formulate career goals and effective job search plans.
The office serves as a resource and information center by sponsoring panels and workshops on career fields and job search skills, posting current job listings on its website, and producing job search related written brochures.
To read the HGSE Career Services' Graduate Placement Surveys, click here. These reports contain information about employment status, settings, and salary for all HGSE graduates. Statistics are broken out by degree and program.
Campus recruitment, individual career counseling, video-taped mock interviewing, and a credentials service are also provided by the Career Services Office. CSO coordinates professional networking opportunities through on-campus events and off-campus "Career Days" programs in cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
Questions? Write HGSE Career Services.