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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Thalia Brownridge-Smith teaches 8th grade mathematics at North Star Academy West Side Park Middle School, a national Blue Ribbon award-winning charter school and member of the Uncommon Schools network. Prior to joining North Star, she was an instructional coach and 8th grade math teacher at Merit Prep, where she developed the mathematics blended instruction curriculum and continuously refined technological systems. Thalia also worked in Newark Public Schools as a Math Coach, Curriculum Developer, Middle School Mathematics Teacher and Track Coach. As a recipient of the Puente Forchic Scholarship Fund, Thalia started her teaching career in the School District of Philadelphia. She taught mathematics at the Young Men's Leadership Academy at FitzSimon and was a founding coach of the Middle School Lacrosse League. As a student in the Summer Principal Academy at Teachers College, Thalia aspires to connect with current and future educational trailblazers to design and implement successful urban education reforms.