May 16, 2023
Phoebe started her teaching career at the elementary school she attended in Brooklyn, New York, 25 years ago. She taught for nine years, then joined the Children First Network as a Special Education Instructional Specialist. Phoebe led the implementation of New York City’s Special Education Reform to ensure that every student had undeniable access to learning in their community school. In her role, Phoebe supported more than 30 school leaders and their respective stakeholders in growing understanding, increasing compliance, and creating a welcoming environment for all; however, glaring inequities and over-representation of Black boys in special education settings would then lead her to becoming an Elementary School Principal. A believer in the possibilities encapsulated in every student, Phoebe is impassioned to impact American PreK-12 education, she is committed to growing the capacity of school leaders and their teams to build and sustain an equitable system that nurtures the academic and social emotional well-being of all students, positioning them as ‘drivers of their destiny’. Phoebe is currently a Doctoral candidate in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Ed.L.D. program.