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 and 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. 


Kimberly Joyce-Bernard, M.Ed. - Associate Director, Center for Community Values & Action

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Kimberly Joyce-Bernard is the Associate Director of the Center for Community Values and Action at Horace Mann School.  In this role, Ms. 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, Ms. Joyce-Bernard spent 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. Ms. Joyce-Bernard is a proud alumna of Peace Corps Belize and AmeriCorps. She has earned a M.Ed. from Lesley University and a B.A. from Boston University. She is a Ph. D. candidate in Educational Leadership from Lesley University.


Elliott R. Weinstein, MPH - Fellow, Center for Community Values & Action


Elliott R. Weinstein is the 2017-2018 fellow for the Center for Community Values & Action at the Horace Mann School. A Class of 2012 graduate of the Horace Mann School, Mr. Weinstein most recently completed his graduate degree in Public Health from Boston University in May 2017.  A terrier through and through, Mr. Weinstein graduated in 2016 from the Kilachand Honors College at Boston University with a double major in History of Art and Architecture and Psychology. Before returning to the Horace Mann School, Mr. Weinstein worked with aging populations in the Boston area where he developed, implemented, and evaluated Art Detectives, an art appreciation program aimed at increasing quality of life for older adults. In his role as fellow, Mr. Weinstein will support both Service Learning Team members and partner sites, advise students as they develop their own unique service learning projects, and oversee the creation of the HumManitarian magazine.  As a founding member of the Service Learning Team 10 years ago, Mr. Weinstein is thrilled to be back and to see just how much the team has grown.


Rosa Fernandes - Administrative Assistant, Center for Community Values & Action


Rosa Fernandes is the Administrative Assistant for the Center for Community Values and 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. 



Drew McCann, HM 246 Coordinator, Center for Community Values & Action

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Drew McCann is a class of 2013 graduate of the Horace Mann School and a former member of the Service Learning Team. She recently graduated from Cornell University with a major in Animal Science and minors in Education and Business. Currently, Ms. McCann is a graduate student at Bank Street College of Education and is expecting to receive her dual master's degree in elementary and special education in May 2019. Ms. McCann is excited to apply her expertise in elementary and special education, as well as her HM background, to help cultivate successful programs for the CCVA. 


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. Thomas Kelly, Head of School


Dr. Tom Kelly has been Head of the Horace Mann School since 2004.