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Chief Academic Officer named Impact Academy Fellow by Deans for Impact

Woodrow Wilson Academy Chief Academic Officer Peter Laipson has been named a 2019 Impact Academy Fellow by Deans for Impact.

Deans for Impact is an organization that works to improve student-learning outcomes by changing the way the country prepares teachers. It connects leaders from various teacher preparation programs and gives them tools and support to help transform their programs and maintain those changes over time.

Each year they host the Impact Academy, a one-year fellowship for leaders in the field. As a fellow, Dr. Laipson will connect and learn with other Fellows to “build capacity to catalyze program improvements and enhance teacher readiness.”

According to Deans for Impact, the “The 19 fellows in this cohort hail from 12 states ranging from Alaska down to New Mexico, Mississippi up to Massachusetts, and collectively they prepare more than 7,600 teachers each year.”

Dr. Laipson joined the WW Academy from Bard College, where he was the Emily H. Fisher Research Fellow. He served from 2011 to 2015 as the Provost of Bard College at Simon’s Rock, the nation’s only four-year residential early college. Prior to joining Bard, Peter taught in higher and secondary education, including 12 years at Concord Academy, an independent secondary school outside of Boston, where he also served as Dean of Faculty. Peter earned his undergraduate degree in religious studies, magna cum laude, from Brown University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Michigan.

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