Desiree Ivey, Director of Teacher Training at Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA, taught art in the Baltimore City Public Schools for nine years before joining Shady Hill in 1997. As Director, she manages the school’s graduate-level teacher preparation program as well as partnerships with public schools, Lesley University, Tufts University, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Ms. Ivey teaches graduate courses in education for Lesley University, supervises apprentices’ practicum experiences at Shady Hill and public schools, and facilitates professional development for mentors of apprentice teachers. She also serves as a program evaluator and consultant to schools seeking to develop teacher preparation programs.
In addition to serving on the national Board of Directors for Read to a Child, Desiree is a trustee on the boards of the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE) and Belmont Day School. She is also a former trustee for AISNE and the Gordon School.
Desiree holds a B.S. Art Education from Morgan State University, M.A.S. from Johns Hopkins University and M.Ed. from University of Massachusetts-Boston.
Her favorite children’s book is Ceci Ann’s Day of Why by Christopher Phillips.
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