Director, Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning
Glenn Whitman is the co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education and directs the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Glenn is a former Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence Fellow and author of Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History as well as co-editor of Think Differently and Deeply, the national publication of the CTTL. Glenn directs the American Century Oral HIstory Project (www.theamericancenturyproject.org) at St. Andrew’s which is the largest pre-collegiate oral history archive in the United States. Glenn is also a blogger for Edutopia. Glenn earned his MALS from Dartmouth College and a BA from Dickinson College. Glenn has presented in person and virtually to schools and conferences throughout the world, including the Learning & the Brain Conference, SXSWedu, the International Mind, Brain, and Education Science Conference, and the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference.
Head of Research
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Dr. Ian Kelleher is the co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education. He grew up in Cambridge, England and went to the University of Manchester as an undergraduate where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in geochemistry. He returned to Cambridge as a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College, working in the Department of Earth Science on the formation and stability of dolomite. After his Ph.D., Ian moved to the U.S. where he spent six years teaching, coaching and dorm-parenting at Brooks School in North Andover, MA. At St. Andrew’s, Ian teaches Chemistry and Robotics, as well as coaches boy’s JV soccer. Ian's work for the CTTL focuses on the development of research projects that measure the effectiveness of brain based strategies used by St. Andrew's teachers and students. Ian also co-facilitates the CTTL”s “Creating Innovators through Design Thinking” workshop and is responsible for the CTTL graduate level programming. Ian has presented in person and virtually to schools and conferences throughout the world, including the Learning & the Brain Conference, SXSWedu, the International Mind, Brain, and Education Science Conference, and the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference.
Lower School Research Coordinator
Hilarie Hall teaches science for St. Andrew's lower school, working directly with our youngest learners ages 2 through 8. Hilarie also works as the CTTL's Lower School Coordinator to inform and collaborate with St. Andrew's students, parents, and faculty on current research. Hilarie has served as a National Association of Independent Schools' Teacher of the Future and has secured educational grants from ING, Toshiba America, and Dow Chemical to advance school initiatives. Hilarie was awarded the 2014 Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), which is the nation's highest honor for teachers working in those disciplines. She received her B.S. from Boston College in finance and marketing and her M.A.T. from American University in elementary education.
Program Coordinator and Digital Content Manager
Molly Magner is the Program Coordinator for the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Molly is also in charge of managing the Center's website. Molly earned her BA in Elementary Education and Spanish from Saint Michael's College in Vermont. Molly teaches Math at St. Andrew's, is a 8th grade advisor and coaches MS girls Lacrosse. Prior to working for the Center, Molly taught a Learning Skills Course internationally and also has many years of experience in event planning.
Program Development and Innovation Associate
Julia Dean is the Program Development and Innovation Associate for the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. She coordinates the logistics of the Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy and contributes to research efforts of the CTTL. Julia also teaches a section of ninth grade English at St. Andrew’s and is a co-advisor for eleventh grade students. Julia earned her BA in English at Georgetown University, where she also minored in Education, Inquiry and Justice.
Monique McMillan-Jackson is the Director of Summer Programs and Financial Manager for The Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Monique earned her BS in Accounting from Morgan State University, graduated from the Evangeline Booth College, and has completed graduate work at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to St. Andrew's, Monique was engaged in full-time ministry and academic administration at the Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, Georgia. Monique has extensive experience working with youth and has led domestic and international service corps.