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Dominic Randolph

DOMINIC RANDOLPH 

Dominic became the sixth Head of The Riverdale Country School in July 2007, the school’s centennial year. Riverdale is a Pre-K-Grade 12 independent school in New York City of 1100 students. Previously, Dominic served in the capacity of Assistant Head Master at The Lawrenceville School and has worked in a variety of teaching and administrative roles in schools in Europe and the Middle East. His work has focused on curriculum development, understanding the implications of cognitive and technological advancements for learning spaces, character development and positive psychology, interdisciplinary studies and design thinking. Dominic is interested in how we can successfully create innovative and dynamic environments for students while preserving positive academic traditions. Dominic serves on the boards of The Lawrenceville School and the Guild of Independent Schools of New York City. He lives with his wife, Kris, in the Bronx, New York.

Connect with Dominic on Twitter @Daar17 

 

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ELSA FRIDMAN 

Born in Toulouse, Elsa has lived in France, the Netherlands, the U.S., Spain, Tanzania and Italy.  She is a graduate of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she crafted an academic concentration around her passions: identity, perception, semiotics, media and communications. Her concentration, The Semiotics of the Marketplace, explored various aspects of consumerism and consumer culture’s impact on subjectivity, relationships, and the perception and experience of reality. Elsa has been interning for the past two years in an advertising agency, Dressler LLC. When not engrossed with trying to figure out what it means to be human, Elsa can be found walking, journaling and reading. Her other interests include photography, film and graffiti. She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Connect with Elsa on Twitter @ecf29

 

Jenna Marks JENNA MARKS

Jenna Marks is a doctoral student in Cognitive Studies in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently is working on a project to develop a software-based intelligent tutoring system for middle school physics learning through an instructional style called “invention.” Within this project, she is examining how students’ attitudes towards failure affect motivation and researching how to increase “grit” in a long-lasting and life-changing way.  As a fellow at the Institute for Learning Technologies, she is interested in 1) how we can use technology to facilitate meaningful learning and increase motivation, 2) using “learning by doing” to cultivate 21st century literacies, and 3) the potential to “scale up” character education. She majored in Psychology at Colgate University, where she did research on prejudice and cognitive complexity, seeking to improve intergroup relations on university campuses. Jenna is passionate about bridging the divide between research and practice in education. Outside of the classroom, Jenna can be found travelling around the world, oil painting, and running in central park.
Connect with Jenna on Twitter @JennaNMarks
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