Our Staff

The teachers and staff at the Phoenix Network of Schools skillfully differentiates curriculum, emphasizes a college-going culture, and pushes students’ thinking both about the academics at hand and about their own capacity for high achievement.

Geoffrey Schmidt

Phoenix Springfield

Director of School Culture

Geoffrey is a founding member of the Phoenix Springfield Team. He began his career teaching in New York City’s Juvenile Centers, teaching in District 79, at Passages Academy. His nine year teaching journey brought him to a public high school, and Charter High school serving over-age, under-credit students in Brooklyn, and the Bronx. He held leadership internships in Philadelphia, and Brooklyn; and was a member of the founding cohort at Lehigh University’s Urban Principal Academy at Lehigh. He is the co-author of A Guidied Inquiry Approach to Teaching the Humanities (2015.) He is thrilled to continue to see the growth and development of the Springfield school and our scholars, across the network, each year!

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