Margaret Van Cleve
Margaret is thrilled to be joining the Transcend team. Margaret supports schools in centering student well-being and fostering students’ social-emotional growth.
Prior to joining the Transcend team, Margaret was a teacher at Van Ness Elementary School in Washington, D.C. Margaret began her career as a teacher at KIPP DC. Over the course of her seven years as a classroom teacher, Margaret has taught kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, fifth grade, and physical education. Margaret is deeply passionate about empowering classroom teachers to build joyful learning environments in collaboration with their students.
Margaret has a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education. Margaret is currently working toward her masters in school counseling from George Washington University. Margaret resides in Washington, D.C. with her dog, Jef.
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Leaps for Equitable, 21st-Century Learning
Transcend’s Leaps for Equitable, 21st-Century Learning describes the key ways we believe the student experience must change so that schools can prepare all young people to thrive in and transform the world.
Transform Learning with Community-Based Design
Community-based design is a collaborative and local process that brings together young people, educators, administrators, caregivers, and experts to redesign learning. It goes beyond traditional school improvement initiatives by involving the entire community in reshaping the purpose and design of education.