THE SCIENCE OF TEACHING AND LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Dr. Ian Kelleher is the co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education and Head of Research for Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. 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. Ian teaches chemistry, physics and robotics, as well as coaches boy’s JV soccer. Ian also co-facilitates the CTTL”s “Creating Innovators through Design Thinking” workshop and is responsible for the CTTL’s Teacher and Student Research Fellowship Program.
Lauren Schiller is the Project Manager for Research Schools International, an organization that aims to bridge educational research and practice; as Project Manager, Lauren works very closely with Dr. Christina Hinton and other Harvard faculty. A recent graduate of the Mind, Brain and Education Master’s program at Harvard, Lauren is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Columbia University, focusing on mathematics education for struggling students. For the last few years, Lauren has also worked as a research assistant in a number of labs related to mathematics and cognition, including Jon Star’s, Elizabeth Spelke’s, and Marty Simon’s laboratories. Lauren has been invited to facilitate professional development workshops and present on her research globally. Some highlights from her research have been featured by Time.com and the Harvard Gazette. Prior to graduate work, Lauren implemented mathematics/reading interventions for students with disabilities and taught literacy and ethics at urban schools in Boston.
Christina Hinton is the Founder and Executive Director of Research Schools International, an initiative that partners researchers with schools around the globe to carry out cutting-edge research, professional development, and dissemination of findings. A neuroscientist and educator, Christina Hinton also serves as a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education who is committed to bridging the gap between interdisciplinary research on learning and education policy and practice. Prior to teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Hinton worked in multilateral diplomacy and international policymaking at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Center for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) in Paris. In this capacity, she was a primary editor and author of the books Understanding the Brain: The Birth of a Learning Science and Languages in a Global World: Learning for Better Cultural Understanding. In addition, Hinton worked in early childhood education at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Sesame Workshop. Hinton holds a B.A. in neuroscience and education from Swarthmore College, and an M.Ed. and Ed.D. in Mind, Brain and Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education