Samantha Sherwood

Dir, Instruction & School Design
Springpoint

Sam Sherwood was the co-founder and co-principal of Bronx Arena High School, a transfer school serving New York City’s overage and under-credited students for the past 6 years. At Bronx Arena, Sam oversaw the development of many of the school’s unique youth development features including fully blended, asynchronous, mastery-based classrooms and an original data tracking system for students and staff. Prior to Bronx Arena, she worked as a middle school teacher and Science Department Chair for several years at a 6th-12th grade school in the South Bronx. There, she helped to implement blended instruction through project-based learning and restructure the Science curriculum to meet the needs of the high school expansion. In addition to her work in schools, Sam has worked with public and private agencies around public policy, politics, and data systems. Sam holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Policy from the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut.

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