Executive Director of Summer LEAP and Director of Equity and Community Engagement
Lindsey earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and master’s degree in Creative Writing at SUNY Brockport and holds New York State Teacher Certifications in Primary Education with a Bilingual Extension, Spanish (7-12), and English (7-12). She is currently working on her Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership which will be completed in the Spring of 2021. Before coming to Allendale Columbia, Lindsey worked in community health and taught in the Upward Bound Program at the University of Rochester. She is the Executive Director of the Summer LEAP Program and the Director of Equity and Community Engagement.
What’s the best part about working at Allendale Columbia?
I love working with such caring and innovative colleagues. The independent philosophy of Allendale Columbia challenges me to teach at my creative potential and holistically serve each student in my classroom.
What or who is your biggest influence?
My biggest professional influence was a shop teacher that I had in Middle School. I have no interest or talent in building or design, and I did not develop one as a result of his class. He was a genuine mentor to all his students. In his presence, we felt that we mattered and that we could achieve anything.
What’s your favorite quote?
“What an educator does in teaching is make it possible for a student to become themselves.” – Paulo Friere