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Beth Simpson graduated from Harvard College in 1999 with a degree in psychology. She began her career in education serving as a Teach for America (TFA) Corps member at Githens Middle School in Durham, North Carolina. After completing her service with TFA, Simpson transitioned to teach at the Galvin Middle School in Wakefield, Massachusetts — her hometown. Over the past eleven years, Simpson has taught reading, English Language Arts, history, and special education to students in grades six through eight. She also served as the Assistant Director of the Wakefield Summer School Program for seven years, was appointed as a team leader at the Galvin Middle School, and volunteered for numerous school-based committees and teams. In the fall of 2010, Simpson returned to Harvard University to pursue a Master's degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She completed her course of study with a GPA of 4.0 and graduated in May of 2010 with a degree from the School Leadership Program. For the past two summers, Simpson has worked at the Cambridge Harvard Summer Academy as a mentor teacher and currently, as co-principal for the program. In her role as Principal for the program, Simpson supported mentors and interns in the implementation of project-based assessments, facilitated planning meetings between mentor and intern teachers, and made daily observations in classrooms and provided feedback and support based on those observations to both mentors and interns. She has also led various workshops for the program focusing on issues of diversity, equity, and excellence.
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