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Alumni Stories

Every Ed School graduate has a story. These are just a few of them. 

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After Hours Learning — With a Podcast

A class podcast connects students and alumni on their own time.

Malika Ali

Education = Freedom

Based on her parents' experience in Eritria and her own time in school, alum Malika Ali, Ed.M.’19, learned that education meant liberation

FIRST PERSON: Fall 2020, In One Word: Nuts

Graduate Matt Weber, Ed.M.’11, learned something about teaching during a pandemic from the iconic Mr. Goodbar: Keep it simple, be kind, and always carry chocolate.

FIRST PERSON: Teachers, Step Back and Listen

An eight-year veteran teacher realized she didn't know what her students needed — or what was meaningful for them — during online COVID learning

Teresa Bazzera

Teresa Bezerra, Ed.M.’02

Teacher | Arleta High School | Los Angeles

Irvin Scott

Irvin Scott, Ed.M.’07, Ed.D.’11

Senior Lecturer | Harvard Graduate School of Education | Cambridge

Andy Zucker

Andy Zucker, Ed.D.’78

Retired Educational Researcher and Evaluator | Teacher | Cambridge

Kenton Shimozaki

Kenton Shimozaki, Ed.M.'20

Middle School Teacher and HTF Cohort 4 Alum | A Public Charter School | Denver

The Long family

Christian Long, Ed.M.’01, and Karla Long, Ed.M.’01

Lifelong Educators | Granville, Ohio

Svati Lelyveld

Svati Mariam Lelyveld, Ed.M.’12

Eighth-Grade Social Studies Teacher | Bronx School of Young Leaders, MS 331 | New York City

Mara Schanfield

Mara Schanfield, Ed.M.’08, C.A.S. ’09

Senior Technical Assistance Coordinator | American Institutes for Research | St. Paul, Minnesota

Akinyi Williams

Akinyi Williams, Ed.M.’16

Founder and Executive Director | Hope for the Child | Kisumu, Kenya

Alec Lee

Alec Lee, Ed.M.’85

Executive Director | Aim High | San Francisco

Kwame Adams

Kwame Adams, Ed.M.’20

Program Manager | Office of School Transformation, Boston Public Schools | Boston

Melanie Shea

Melanie Shea, Ed.M.’20

History Teacher | Madison Park Technical Vocational High School | Boston

Robin Loewald

Robin Loewald, Ed.M.’19

Ninth-Grade English Teacher | Melrose High School | Melrose, Massachusetts

Felicity Burgess

A "Friends"-Inspired Pivot Back to England

Felicity Burgess, Ed.M.'20, moved home after COVID closed her options

More than Words

Jodi Rosenbaum, Ed.M.’02

Founder and Executive Director | More Than Words | Boston

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Pivot Out Loud

An audio series continuing the stories of a few of our contributors. First they pivoted, then what?

Jill Yoshikawa

Jill Yoshikawa, Ed.M.’99

Partner | Creative Marble Consultancy | Sacramento, California

Dhyan Adler-Belendez

Dhyan Adler-Belendez, Ed.M.’18

Founder | Grad Guru | Mexico City

Hetal Jani

Because They're Worth It

Alum starts mentorship program for immigrant girls.

Randy Ribay

The Patron Saint of Writing What You Know

YA author, nominated for a National Book Award, teaches by day, writes by morning.

ColorFULL founders

See Yourself in the Curriculum

ColorFULL addresses lack of diversity in schools' multimedia offerings.

Drew Madson

Recess: Drew Madson, Cartoonist

Drew Madson, Ed.M.’20, doodles highlights from his year at HGSE.

Ann Mantil

METCO, Evaluated

Grad conducts first formal study of 50-year-old school integration program.

Parenting Education

Parent Approved

A look at how much — or how little high schoolers — know about parenting.

Ashton Wheeler Clemmons

Looking for Lights

Why one teacher decided it was time to run for public office.

Alice Liou

Be the Upstander

An alum-created app helps educators address microaggression.

Illustration by Cristina Spano

Right on the Nail

Teacher Joshua Jenkins, Ed.M.'15, writes about disrupting the gender binary.

Molly Heber

High School Insider

How one alum is giving student journalists and writers a place to share their stories.

Alex Tavares

The Unlikely Entrepreneur

A teacher turns an obstacle into an invention that helps readers.

Heather Miller

Prime-Time Parenting

Heather Miller, Ed.M.'00, helps parents navigate technology and chaos during school nights.

Social Justice Sewing Academy

Activism, One Stitch at a Time

Sara Trail, Ed.M.'17, talks sewing, quilts, and social justice.