ANNA SIEGAL, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
After growing up in New York and graduating from Williams College, Anna began teaching in a Washington, D.C., charter school. In 2006, she moved to Mexico City, where she earned her Master’s Degree from the SUNY Buffalo program for International Educators. In her six years in Mexico, Anna developed and implemented the first Art program at the Early Childhood Center of the American School Foundation. There, she discovered a passion for working with children and teachers on interdisciplinary, inquiry based art projects, and cultivated an interest in academic leadership and collaborative curriculum design. In 2012, she began work at the American International School Foundation in Freetown, Sierra Leone, where she taught fourth and fifth grade Humanities. As Early Childhood and Primary School coordinator, she oversaw an international faculty and staff of thirty, guiding them through an extensive curriculum review and redevelopment process that culminated in a globally minded, progressive curriculum for grades preschool – 8.
Anna joined RHP in January, 2013 as a Team Teacher in the Purple Room, and took over the role of Atelierista in September 2014. As Atelierista, Anna worked closely with RHP's students and faculty as they established and refined their approach to long term investigations. She took over as Executive Director in July 2016, and is honored to work with the wonderful children, educators and families who make up this special community.Read More