Uncommon Schools | Rochester Network Staff
Associate Chief Operating Officer
Mike Sherry is the Associate Chief Operating Officer at Uncommon Schools Rochester. Prior to joining Uncommon Rochester’s network team, Mr. Sherry served in a variety of roles at Rochester Prep - an 8th grade math teacher at Rochester Prep Brooks Campus, an Operations Fellow, and a Director of Operations at Rochester Prep West Campus. Mr. Sherry also served as a Teach for America Corps member in New York City, where he taught 6th grade mathematics. Mr. Sherry received a M.S. in Teaching in Adolescent Education from Pace University and a B.S. in Economics from Boston College.
Chief Operating Officer
Anna Hall is Chief Operating Officer of the Uncommon Schools Troy Prep network. Before becoming Chief Operating Officer at Troy Prep, Anna served as Director of Operations at Troy Prep. Prior to joining the Troy Prep network, Anna worked as an Operations leader for the North Atlantic Region of Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions. Anna began her career in education as a Teach for America Corps Member in Eastern North Carolina as a 7th grade teacher. Anna holds a BA in Politics from Princeton University, and a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Her Master’s thesis examining education funding policy in Massachusetts was awarded the Fischer prize and has been published by the Rappaport Institute.
Managing Director, Uncommon Rochester and Troy
Joshua Phillips, currently Managing Director of Uncommon Rochester & Uncommon Troy, joined Uncommon Schools in 2008 as as Chief Operating Officer. He was previously the Co-Director of Roxbury Preparatory Charter School in Boston. In 2007, Roxbury Prep’s 8th graders had the highest math MCAS scores in the entire state of Massachusetts. As of 2009, nearly 80% of Roxbury Prep’s college-aged graduates were enrolled in college – over seven times the national average for low-income students. A Co-Director at Roxbury Prep for six years, Mr. Phillips brought to Uncommon a track record of results and extensive operational and management experience. He previously served as the Enrichment Coordinator and sixth grade World History teacher at Roxbury Prep. Mr. Phillips also was a History teacher-intern at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science while earning an Ed.M. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University and his M.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Network Curriciulum Specialist
Machael Sherry joined us as a Network Curriculum Specialist in July 2013, supporting Josh Phillips and the Troy/Rochester schools. Prior to joining Uncommon, Machael was a TFA Corps Member and staff member and a law clerk with Hodgson Russ in Buffalo. Most recently, she worked as a Vice President with an education start up in Rochester.
Special Projects Coordinator, Uncommon Rochester & Uncommon Troy
Rebecca Slaughter joins the True North network as Special Projects Coordinator. Ms. Slaughter was introduced to charter schools through research internships at the SUNY Charter Schools Institute and New York State United Teachers. Most recently, she served as Special Projects Assistant at the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, where she worked to produce and distribute documents about the SUNY Authorized Charter Schools and completed projects to support the Institute's information needs. Ms. Slaughter received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University at Albany and her Master of Public Administration degree with concentration in Education Policy/Decision Science from the University at Albany, Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
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