Allen Smith

2002 Public Policy Summer Fellow

May 1, 2002
Graduate Degree:Harvard Kennedy School
Undergraduate Degree:University of Illinois
Areas of Interest:Education policy
Mentor: Charles Baker, CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Center
Agency:Boston Public Schools
Supervisor:Dishon Mills, Boston Public Schools
Project Description:Al worked for the Office of Curriculum and and Instructional Practices of the Boston Public Schools. He created Best Practices Journals to accompany Boston Public Schools’ (BPS’s) Bridging the Gap initiative, a training series for out-of-school time professionals. The Journals contained the information disseminated at the trainings. Al collected this information and organized it into a user-friendly format. Whenever necessary, he communicated with the trainers to get additional information. In addition, Al worked at one of our summer programs as a basketball coach. Al also helped out in all other areas of the BPS after school work.