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Andy Malone

Managing Director of School Design

Andy Malone began his education career as an elementary school teacher in the Mississippi Delta and member of Teach for America’s 2008 Cohort. After serving as an instructional coach on TFA staff, Andy returned to the classroom as a founding 4th grade teacher at Success Academy Harlem 4. At Success, he became a founding Middle and High School Principal and achieved outstanding results; his Middle School ranked in the top 1% of schools statewide on NYS exams, and his High School students scored at the 85th percentile nationally on the SAT; exceeded AP pass rates, with 100 percent participation; and 100 percent of seniors earned admission to selective 4-year colleges. Beyond exams, his campuses built excellent co-curricular programs, including robust athletic and arts departments and nationally-ranked debate teams. Andy then served as the Regional Superintendent of Achievement First’s Greenfield Project, leading a cohort of principals and curriculum designers tasked with reimagining the network’s standard middle school design. Greenfield schools pilot innovative program elements, including project-based learning modules, self-directed learning platforms, social-emotional learning curricula, and student-led goal setting conferences. Andy is thrilled to support Zeta as it designs innovative curriculum, programming, and training that will support its next-generation vision for schooling. Andy holds a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University, a Masters in School Leadership from Columbia Teachers College, and is a doctoral candidate in Curriculum, Instruction, and Educational Innovation at the University of Virginia. He is the recipient of Harvard University’s Jonathan Levin Prize in Teaching and Social Justice; TFA-Mississippi’s Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching; and Serena Williams and Steve Nash’s MISSION service award. Outside of school, Andy is a tennis fanatic and loves the visual and performing arts.

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