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Summer Principals Academy NYC
Teachers College, Columbia University
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in New York City

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Fred Benton

B.S. in Engineering, Swarthmore College; M.A. in Education, Stanford University. Fred began his career teaching physics over seven years ago at the Bronx Academy of Letters, a small public school in the south Bronx, where he currently teaches. In his seven years there, he has chaired the hiring committee, designed protocols for recruiting and interviewing teachers, and served as the 11th grade team leader. As a team leader, he supports new teachers and coordinates information regarding student performance. Fred also leads the science department in redesigning its curriculum with a focus on college preparation AND piloted a new standards-based grading system. For the past three summers he also taught for the Mathematics & Science for Minority Students program at Philips Andover Academy. Fred is a national board-certified physics teacher and aspires to lead a community of educators.