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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Cecilia Xie Birge is a Title One Teacher of mathematics at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, New Jersey. She successfully piloted the Math180 program in her current school in which students who have demonstrated difficulty with math achievement in the past learn it through technologically based motivational activities. She is also collaborating with her colleagues to streamline and strengthen the algebra curriculum to help propel students who struggle with math to the path of college and career readiness. Previously, Cecilia worked as a bond analyst on Wall Street. She is also the first Asian American woman elected as mayor in New Jersey. She hopes to lead an innovative green school in under performing school district in the future.