Frank (he/him) is Regional Program Manager – Southern Oregon for Civics Learning Project.
Prior to starting at Civics Learning Project in February 2022, Frank spent nearly two decades in education as a high-school history teacher, program director, researcher, and facilitator of adult learning. He believes deeply in educational programs that emphasize authentic learning experiences, support personalized relationships between teachers and students, and promote democratic practices in schools and beyond. He began his career in education at the Coalition of Essential Schools and the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, where he worked on a national study of Critical Friends Groups at K–12 schools. After teaching history at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he served as Director of the Sizer Teachers Center at the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School in Devens, Massachusetts. Over the years, he has worked extensively with teachers and administrators in Massachusetts, Oregon, Wisconsin, and several other states. For ten years, Frank worked as a director, dramaturg, and casting director for numerous professional theaters around the United States.
He currently lives in Ashland, Oregon, where he serves on the board of Ashland Food Project and is involved in CASA of Jackson County. In his spare time, Frank enjoys reading, birding, playing the piano, cooking and baking, traveling, and attempting to knit (often unsuccessfully). In 2022, he became a cat dad to Taylor and Tiger, two adorable middle-aged felines.
Frank has a bachelor’s degree in History and Educational Studies from Brown University.