Haddie Lary, a Vermonter at heart, spent her childhood growing up in a house of educators. During her undergraduate career, Haddie majored in B.A. In Psychology and a B.S. in Elementary Education at Norwich University. She had the privilege of working alongside some of the best educators in central Vermont. Haddie also ran on her university’s cross-country team. The women’s team won their regional conference championship 3 out of the 4 years she ran on the team! Upon graduation, Haddie joined the James B. Longley Elementary School team in Lewiston Maine, as a 3rd grade elementary school teacher. She worked with students and families that mainly immigrated from Somalia. During her time at Longley Elementary, Haddie learned about the challenges many MLLs and immigrants face with the American education system. She also learned how rewarding it is to work with such a wonderful group of students and families and to learn best practices to support and teach MLLs. After two memorable years in Maine, Haddie moved to Rhode Island, where she worked as a 6th-grade math educator at Iluminar Middle School.
Currently, Haddie is a full-time graduate student in Brown University’s Urban Education Policy program. She is interning at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and will be focusing on high-impact tutoring with Brown Tutoring Corps. Haddie is interested in the continued research on the outcomes of high-impact tutoring being implemented in the Providence Public School District.