Lecturer on Education
Associate Director of the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program
Director of School Partnerships
Degree: Ed.D., Boston College, (2006)
Office: Gutman 231
Faculty Assistant: Sarah Espada
ProfileStephen Mahoney has been teaching, coaching, and leading in schools since 1987. He holds degrees from Brown University (B.A., International Relations), Stanford University (M.A., Curriculum and Instruction), and Boston College (Ed.D., Educational Leadership). His dissertation explored students as self-directed learners, and took him from his suburban high school on the south shore of Boston to the Inca trail in and around the Cusco region of Peru. Mahoney worked in California for nine years, first as the founding director for a Summerbridge/Breakthrough Collaborative program at The Branson School in the Bay Area and then as an assistant principal at Santa Monica High School, where he led the school's Annenberg Initiative, among other responsibilities. Since moving back to Massachusetts he has been a school principal for the past 17 years, moving to Springfield 10 years ago to start an expeditionary learning school (Springfield Renaissance School) supported by the Gates Foundation and by federal Magnet Schools grants. Mahoney has led innumerable workshops for multiple organizations and conferences, and for the past two years has been an adjunct member of the Smith College department of Education and Child Development.
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