Program Officer for Teaching Development
Dr. Zora Wolfe brings a global perspective on education to KSTF and the Teaching Fellowship Program. Her career has spanned teaching kindergarten in an American school in Taiwan, where she created a science-based curriculum for teaching English to young non-native speakers, to teaching high school math and science in New York City.
She was part of the founding staff of a Denver, Colo., charter school where many of the students were first-generation high school graduates. As the school’s curriculum director, she not only developed curriculum, she also supervised and mentored many beginning teachers. She later became principal of the school, where she successfully led the school to attain a five-year re-charter by demonstrating positive student academic growth. Zora has also served as interim assistant principal at a middle school and a K-8 school.
Zora earned a B.S. in psychobiology from Binghamton University and an M.A. in secondary science education from Columbia University, Teachers College. As her interest in school leadership grew, Zora earned her administrative license through the University of Denver, which included an internship at a large public high school. In May 2013, she completed her Ed.D. in educational leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Her current research focuses on supporting beginning teachers in their development as teacher leaders.