Nicole Simon, Doctoral Student, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Former Rappaport Policy Fellow
Cambridge Public Schools
Lori Likis, Chief Planning Officer
Description of Fellowship
Tessa completed her Rappaport Fellowship in the Office of the Superintendent of Cambridge Public Schools District where she supported the implementation of the district’s transformation plan, the Innovation Agenda. During her time at CPSD Tessa created a report about how to support students through the transition from 5th to 6th grade and 8th to 9th grade. This involved conducting a literature review of how transitions impact adolescents and best practices for schools to support students at these times.