Prior to joining the School Leaders team, Hannah served as the founding Director of Learning at College Together. At CT, she built the organization’s core academic program and designed coaching practices for student success. Her support structures lead to accelerated rates of AA and BA degree attainment with most students attaining a degree in 2.1 years.
Hannah is passionate about both education and service and over the past 15+ years, she has held various roles in school and nonprofit settings. Prior to CT, she was the Program Manager at Year Up Greater Philadelphia and a founding teacher at the Academy at Palumbo. At Palumbo, she taught English and helped develop schoolwide traditions and structures for student success. Hannah also facilitated teacher professional development with the Philadelphia Writing Project and is an advisory board member of the Race Institute for K-12 Educators. A three-term AmeriCorps alumna, Hannah also has strong roots in service; highlights include directing large-scale volunteer initiatives with Mayor Nutter’s Office of Civic Engagement and the 2016 Democratic National Convention. As a first generation college graduate, Hannah knows firsthand the power of collaborative support networks and has made giving back a cornerstone of all her work.
A proud Philly native, Hannah graduated from Central High School (259!). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Columbia University and a Master of Science in Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania.