Dr. Jeremy Leeds, Ph.D. - Director, Center for Community Values & Action
Jeremy Leeds, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist, is Director of the Center for Community Values & Action (CCVA) at Horace Mann School. Prior to founding the Center in 2006, Dr. Leeds was the Director of Counseling and Guidance at Horace Mann. Before coming to Horace Mann School, Dr. Leeds was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University. He designed and taught NYU’s first service-learning courses, served as Training Director for NYU’s AmeriCorps program, and developed the training program for the Chancellor’s C-Team, a community volunteer program for NYU students. Dr. Leeds has been a teacher, counselor, trainer, psychotherapist, program developer and administrator in a wide variety of settings. He writes and speaks on topics including education, service-learning, philosophy of psychology and substance abuse. His interests include ethical issues in education and the intersections of psychotherapy, education and social change.
Dr. Kimberly Joyce-Bernard, Ph.D. - Associate Director, Center for Community Values & Action
Kimberly Joyce-Bernard, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the Center for Community Values and Action at Horace Mann School. In this role, Dr. Joyce-Bernard works with the department to strengthen the current program and develop project management processes and tools that support the objectives of the service-learning programs. Prior to her arrival at Horace Mann, Dr. Joyce-Bernard spent over a decade cultivating a professional life focused on advancing literacy, professional development, and family and community engagement. She has worked in urban public schools in Massachusetts, Central America, and New York City. Dr. Joyce-Bernard is a proud alumna of Peace Corps Belize and AmeriCorps. She has earned an M.Ed. from Lesley University and a B.A. from Boston University. She has earned a Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a specialization in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. Dr. Joyce-Bernard’s research interests include immigrant families, early literacy, family and intergenerational literacy programming.
Rosa Fernandes - Administrative Assistant, Center for Community Values & Action
Rosa Fernandes is the Administrative Assistant for the Center for Community Values & Action. Prior to joining Horace Mann, Mrs. Fernandes spent over 16 years in the legal field. A Bronx native, Mrs. Fernandes is a graduate of the Prep for Prep Program and has a Bachelor of Arts from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Dr. Adam Casdin, Faculty, Service-Learning Team
Dr. Adam Casdin has been a member of the Service-Learning Team for seven years, and leads groups working at partner sites, helps to develop student-led projects and reflections, and assists with the general planning and shaping of the Service Learning program. Dr. Casdin also teaches English in the Upper Division, and is Program Director for the partnership between the Royal Shakespeare Company and Horace Mann School, focused on teacher training and curriculum development k-12.
Dr. Anna Hetherington, Faculty, Center for Community Values & Action
Dr. Anna Hetherington teaches Art History in the Upper Division. She earned her PhD from Columbia University in New York. She also holds a dual undergraduate degree in Art History and Psychology from UC Berkeley. She is particularly interested in incorporating Service into various curricula at the School, allowing students to experience the natural relationship between what they learn in the classroom and the impact they have in the world.
Dr. Thomas Kelly, Head of School
Thomas Kelly, Ph.D., is Head of School at Horace Mann School. He is a member of the Upper Division and Middle Division faculty where he has taught Ethics in School and Society, and Advanced Placement Psychology, and an 8th grade science elective, The Biology of Psychology. In addition, he is programmatically and pedagogically involved with the good work being carried out by the Center for Community Values & Action across all grade levels.
Beyond the walls of Horace Mann School, Dr. Kelly's commitment to the community at large includes serving as a board member for De La Salle Academy, Early Steps, Riverdale Senior Services, Inc., and the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy. In addition, Dr. Kelly's service also includes sitting on the Children's Council of the New York Society for the Prevention of the Cruelty to Children. The Children's Council is comprised of the organization's most notable champions.
Prior to accepting his post at Horace Mann School, Dr. Kelly served in the public school arena as a Superintendent of Schools, High School Principal, and Director of Special Education. While a graduate student at Teachers College, Columbia University, he served as the Director of Education & Senior Behavior Analyst at a private - highly specialized - day school practicing the Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling or CABAS. In addition to his N-12 duties, Dr. Kelly has held adjunct teaching positions at several graduate programs, including Teachers College, Columbia University.