|Dr. Phil with Japheth Wood, Mathematics Faculty, Bard College|
|Dr. Jody of New Design and Hunter College|
Dr. Phil is our third staff member to receive a doctorate degree joining Dr. Jody and founding principal Dr. Scott who graduated from Teachers College Columbia University. Dr. Jody is our Literacy Intervention Specialist. She is full time Assistant Professor in Adolescent Literacy at Hunter College. Jody began her work with urban youth in 1994 when she was a counselor for runaway teenagers in Washington, D.C. In 1999, she received her Master’s degree in English education and worked as a high school reading and English teacher in a dropout prevention program. In 2002, she was awarded National Board Certification, and in 2003, she received a fellowship to New York University where she completed her doctoral degree in English education. Her research focuses on urban adolescents and their experiences in student-led book clubs, as well as culturally responsive instruction in English language arts classrooms.