Tess brings her background in sociology of education to the Transcend team. As a qualitative researcher, Tess has led projects designed to understand the experiences of young people from underserved communities across the country and propose recommendations for policies and practices that promote racial justice.
In addition to using research to answer pressing questions in education, Tess uses her communications savvy to advocate for school experiences that cultivate students’ agency, critical thinking and problem solving.
Tess holds a Master’s in Sociology of Education from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University. Based in New York, you can find Tess strolling through her favorite farmers’ markets and searching for a great cup of coffee.
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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.