Antonia is a former high school teacher, is now the director of reDesign, LLC, a consulting group that focuses on creating new school designs and program models, in addition to supporting leaders and teachers in the work of instructional and curricular improvement. Antonia began working on these issues in 1993, with the first school she helped design and found. Since that time she has worked with numerous networks, districts, and individual schools in their efforts to create new, more flexible and adaptable middle and high school models to support urban adolescents as they prepare for college. She co-founded reDesign in 2006 with her colleague, Lewis Gitelman who she cites as having a tremendous impact on her professional career and holds him in the highest of regards professionally. Antonia received her BA from Oberlin College, and an Ed.M and Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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