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.
Kimberly Joyce-Bernard, M.Ed. - Associate Director, Center for Community Values & Action
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 an M.Ed. from Lesley University and a B.A. from Boston University. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership from Lesley University.
Helen Feldman - Fellow, Center for Community Values & Action
Helen Feldman joins the CCVA with a background in sociology, community-based research, and anti-human trafficking work. As the Fellow Ms. Feldman supports the CCVA staff by working with members of the Service-Learning Team, enhancing communication platforms by strengthening our web presence, and creating a service-learning pilot program for the summer. After graduating from Horace Mann in 2010, she dove into development and globalization studies by traveling and living in Peru, Bolivia, India, and Namibia. She fell in love with sociology at Colorado College, where she engaged with community-based research around social movements like the anti-human trafficking movement in Colorado. Ms. Feldman also joins the CCVA with a background in yoga and enjoys exploring the ways mindfulness studies go hand-in-hand with relationship-building and service-learning.
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.
Drew McCann, HM 246 Coordinator, Center for Community Values & Action
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.