Elizabeth (BC) Craig joined Avenues in the fall of 2018 as an associate head of Upper Division. With more than two decades of experience in education in New York City, BC came to us from Harlem Village Academies, where she was the chief of academics in the secondary division. In partnership with the principal and academic coordinators, she was responsible for all aspects of curriculum and teaching in grades 9–12, observing all teachers and leading coaching cycles. She also designed and lead weekly professional development sessions and conducted a month-long summer teacher institute.
Previously, BC was an assistant professor in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Bard College, where she planned and taught graduate courses on curriculum development, educational contexts of teaching in NYC and more. In addition, she served as social studies instructional coach at International Community High School in the Bronx and as a curriculum and teaching consultant with the Center for Educational Innovation-Public Education Association in New York. She also took on a variety of roles at Robert Louis Stevenson School, including as an educational coordinator, social studies department chair and a social studies instructor.
BC received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Temple University, a Master of Arts in Teaching of social studies from Teachers College of Columbia University and a Doctor of Education in curriculum and teaching, also from Teachers College.