Degree: Ed.D., Harvard University, (1995)
Office: Larsen 421
Office Hours Contact: Not available for appointments at this time
Faculty Assistant: Kidus Mezgebu
Linda Nathan has a long history of success in urban public education and experience in the arts. She was the founding headmaster of Boston Arts Academy (BAA), Boston's first and only high school for the visual and performing arts. Under her leadership, BAA has gained state, national, and international recognition including the 2002 Exemplary Art School Award from the International Network of Visual and Performing Art Schools and the 2003 Compass Grant Award from the Massachusetts Department of Education. In 2004 Boston Arts Academy was honored as a Breakthrough High School one of 12 schools nationwide by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.Nathan was also instrumental in starting Boston's first performing arts middle school and was a driving force behind the creation of Fenway High School, which is recognized nationally for its innovative educational strategies in school-to-work programs. In addition, she was a co-founder of the Center for Collaborative Education in Boston, an education reform organization dedicated to creating more equitable and democratic schools.From 1995-1998, Nathan served on the National Academy of Science's commission for the science of learning and she was honored by WCVB-Channel 5's Chronicle program as the 1990 Teacher of the Year. In 2003, the Longy School of Music presented her with the Nadia Boulanger Educator's Award for her groundbreaking work in education.Over the past several years, she has published numerous articles addressing educational issues and concerns and has recently worked on issues of school reform in Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Argentina.Nathan holds a Doctorate in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a Master's in Education Administration from Antioch University, and a Master's of Performing Arts from Emerson College.
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