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Cecilia Birge

Cecilia X. Birge (M.A. ‘15)

Cecilia X. Birge (M.A. ‘15) was appointed the new acting Assistant Principal at Princeton High School.

Dawn Brooks-DeCosta

Dawn Brooks-DeCosta (Ed.D. ‘20)

Dawn Brooks-DeCosta (Ed.D. ‘20), Principal of Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School, illustrates how her school’s rigorous curriculum and commitment to celebrating Black excellence helps to uproot racist culture within schools.

Nigel Furlonge

Nigel Furlonge (M.Ed. ‘06)

Nigel Furlonge (M.Ed. ‘06) has been named the new Head of School at Montclair Kimberley Academy.

Bryan Jackson

Bryan Jackson (M.Ed. ’03)

Bryan Jackson (M.Ed. ’03) launched Dad Genes, an acclaimed podcast series on Black fatherhood.

Aliza Pressman

Aliza W. Pressman (Ph.D. ‘11)

In a New York Times article, developmental psychologist Aliza W. Pressman (Ph.D. ‘11) explains that babies and toddlers could experience lags in academic skill-building and executive-functioning as a result of being forced to stay at home during the pandemic.

Nick Stone

Nick Stone (M.A. ’14)

Nick Stone (M.A. ’14) was selected for the 2020-21 New York Times Teaching Project cohort, a new endeavor aimed at helping people understand the world through using independent journalism within school curriculum.

Adam Weisler

Adam Weisler (M.Ed. ‘98)

Adam Weisler (M.Ed. ‘98) has been appointed as a new Library Trustee for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.


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