Glenn Whitman 

Director, Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning

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Glenn Whitman (@gwhitmancttl) 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 international publication of the CTTL. Glenn is also a blogger for Edutopia. Glenn earned his MALS from Dartmouth College and a BA from Dickinson College. Glenn has presented at more than a dozen, major conferences world-wide including: New Teacher Center Symposium (2018), SXSWedu (2016, 2017), Festival of Education (UK, 2015, 2017), Ideas in Education Festival (2015, 2016), researchEd (2015, 2016, 2017), National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference (2013, 2017), National Network of Schools in Partnership (2018), and Learning and the Brain Conference (2016, 2017, 2018). Glenn’s most recent publications include: "A Bridge No Longer Too Far: A Case Study of One School’s Exploration of the Promise and Possibilities of Mind, Brain, and Education Science for the Future of Education" in Mind, Brain and Education and "Bridging the Gap Between Mind, Brain, and Education Research and Practice: One School's Replicable Model in Impact the Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.

Ian Kelleher

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.  

Julia Dean

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.


Hilarie Hall

Lower School Research Coordinator

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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.


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Molly Magner

Program Coordinator and Digital Content Manager

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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. 



Louisa Swain

Associate Director of Advancement


Louisa has been fundraising for education-oriented non profits for 12 years and has worked in places as varied as an inner city Catholic elementary school to the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center to WAMU 88.5, Washington, DC's NPR affiliate, and most recently FreshFarm, a local food access and education organization. She brings to St. Andrew's and to the CTTL her expertise securing and managing multi-year foundation and federal grant projects, creating and growing major gift programs, and curating engaging donor experiences. A native Washingtonian, Louisa received her B.A. in art history from Williams College and a master's in non-profit leadership from Bank Street College of Education. 

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Dr. Kenneth Waters

Research Assistant

Dr. Kenneth D. Waters currently serves as a faculty member for St. Andrew’s upper school English Department, while also teaching a service learning course.  From Philadelphia, PA, he earned his B.A. from Temple University, and his M.S. and Ed.D. from Neumann University.

Committed to helping individuals maximize their academic, social, civic, and professional potential, Dr. Waters research, expertise, and training revolves around cultural diversity; how race impacts one’s societal progression; school reform; restorative practices; workforce development and training; education in the 21st century; student and family differences; education law; systems thinking; and leadership.  He’s served as an expert consultant for NBCNews, asked to present nationally, regionally, and locally on issues related to implicit bias, social justice, culturally relevant instruction, and educating students of color.

In addition to his current role, Dr. Waters is apart of the leadership team for the Black Male Educators for Social Justice; a professional membership and activist organization dedicated to advancing the recruitment, development, and retention of Black male educators.  

Dr. Waters professional career extends throughout K-12 and postsecondary academic arena, where he’s held positions in public, charter, and private school environments.  His collegiate instructional experience includes time teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level, where he’s also served as content specialist for doctoral level students.  

In all, Dr. Waters multidisciplinary background revolves around ensuring the individuals he encounters and educate are enriched and resourced with the skills to succeed in a world that interdependent and constantly evolving.