Superintendent Chang Visits Steppingstone

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Anthony Mathieu ’02 chats with Dr. Chang and Mary Driscoll, Boston Public Schools Principal Lead

Last month, Boston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang visited Steppingstone’s summer program at Milton Academy to learn more about Steppingstone’s continued increase in programming within Boston Public Schools. Last year, Steppingstone’s College Success Academy began working with students from East Boston’s Donald McKay K-8 School, a partnership we are excited to continue this fall.

Dr. Chang observed a math class before heading to a language arts class taught by Anthony Mathieu, a Steppingstone Alumnus who now teaches at Boston Latin Academy.

In addition to seeing Scholars hard at work, Dr. Chang talked with Steppingstone science teacher Mr. LaRochelle about some of the unique hands-on tools Scholars use as a part of their curriculum. He also met fellow UPenn alumnus Chris Parris, Director of the College Success Academy.

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Dr. Chang, Steppingstone President Kelly Glew, and Chris Parris

After their morning classes, a group of Boston Public School Scholars in grades 5-12 had the chance to sit down with Dr. Chang and chat with him about their favorite subjects, their experiences as Steppingstone Scholars, and their goals for college and beyond.

“We were so grateful that Superintendent Chang took the time to come experience our programs and meet Steppingstone Scholars,” said Kelly Glew, Steppingstone’s president. “As we continue to work with students throughout the city, we look forward to maintaining a strong relationship with Boston Public Schools.”

Thank you, Dr. Chang, for taking the time to visit and learn about Steppingstone!