The EDU unites students who are passionate about education and prepares them to become effective leaders and thinkers in the field. Come to Chapin 201 on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. for our weekly meeting. This week, we will have Todd Sutler '98, founder and executive director of the Odyssey Initiative, come speak to us.
Six years after graduating from Amherst, Todd left investment banking to begin investigating opportunities in youth development. He visited schools, interviewed educators, volunteered for the Harlem Children's Zone's Head Start program and helped raise funds for Washington, D.C.'s SEED boarding charter school. In January of 2007, he began graduate study in elementary education at Bank Street College of Education; concurrently, he worked as an apprentice teacher in first grade at Manhattan Country School. After benefiting from the experience of observing and learning from a master teacher, Todd passed on an opportunity to be a Teach For America corps member in order to continue his apprentice work. He worked (and learned) as a third-grade assistant at The School for Children, Bank Street's laboratory school. In 2008, Todd was a co-founding teacher of the third grade at Community Roots Charter School in Fort Green, Brooklyn.
All are invited. Antonio's will be provided!