(Amherst) Charlie, now in her eighth year as Head of the Center School, began her work there in 2007 as lead teacher of the Middle and Upper Primes (2nd and 3rd grade). Prior to her work at the Center School, Charlie taught at the distinguished Brearley School in Manhattan, produced children’s educational theatre, managed theatre companies in the UK focusing on identity politics and education, and helped launch Prune, the highly acclaimed restaurant in New York’s East Village. She has earned a BA from Hampshire College and an MA from Central School of Speech and Drama in London. Charlie’s varied work experience in the US and abroad served to strengthen her passion for progressive education. To her, education is an amazing social justice platform and change begins with teaching empathy and giving students the skills and foundation to access the amazing world around them.