Celia is in her eleventh year as High School Director following three years as a Hyde classroom teacher. She participated in the Charter Center’s Principal Support Network and was awarded an Emerging Leader Fellowship for the 2009 – 2010 school year. During her time at Hyde, she has been involved in developing curriculum, chairing the social studies, science, and language departments, as well as many extracurricular activities. Some of these activities included developing and organizing the Dynamics of Difference Committee, student interview panels, and wilderness trips, as well as coaching the school track team.
Prior to joining Hyde, Celia worked as a teacher at The Lorge School and The Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women. At each organization, she took on a leadership role becoming a Director of School Culture and Dean of Students, respectively. Additionally, while at Binghamton University, Celia was a co-founder of the local chapter of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. She has her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Philosophy from Binghamton University and was awarded the Clifford D. Clark Fellowship for work on her master’s degree. She received a second master’s degree in education with a concentration in adolescent social studies from Pace University. Celia was a 2005 Teach For America corps member.