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Since July 2016, Peter Anderson has been the head of school at Washington Latin, a leading non-selective charter school serving students in Grades 5-12 in the nation’s capital. For almost 20 years preceding his transition to this role, he worked as a senior school administrator in Harlem, the Bronx, Newark and elsewhere.
Before becoming a school principal, Peter worked as a middle school teacher of history and mathematics, coached track and field and ran debate and drama programs. He has presented at local, regional and national conferences on topics related to charter school governance, diversity and inclusion, the school to prison pipeline, school design, professional development and instructional observations. He serves on the board of the American Friends Service Committee and is the co-clerk of that organization’s Northeast Regional Executive Committee. He has previously served on the boards of several local, regional and national organizations. Peter volunteers in various capacities for Haverford College, supports social and economic development efforts in his native Jamaica and enjoys the visual and performing arts.
Peter resides in Washington, D.C. He earned a B.A. from Haverford College, and master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and New York University. He is a Fellow of the 21st class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.