Carly Andrews joined Baker Demonstration School in 2017 as Head of School. Prior to Baker, she served as Head of School at Willowwind School, a progressive independent PK-6th grade school in Iowa City, Iowa and as Assistant Head of School as well as Head of Middle School at Bosque School, a 6th – 12th grade progressive school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Carly earned her B.A. in English Education and TESOL at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, her M.A. in English Literature from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, and completed the Educational Leadership Licensure program at the University of Iowa. Prior to her work in school leadership, Carly taught English, humanities, and poetry courses in independent, suburban, and urban secondary school settings. She also taught at Clark Montessori in Cincinnati, Ohio, the first public Montessori secondary school in the United States, where she was trained in secondary Montessori methodology and place-based field studies. She has studied language, literacy, and culture at the University of Iowa, where she taught pre-service teachers about the intersections of race, culture, and identity in literacy classrooms. Carly has presented at schools and national conferences on learning and the teenage brain, conflict and leadership, and project-based learning in progressive settings. She is interested in progressive documentation and assessment practices, mindfulness practices in the classroom setting, place-based and experience-based educational models, public and private partnerships in the school setting, and cultural exchange and service learning.