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Life is not what one lived, but what One remembers and how One remembers it in order to recount it
— Gabriel García Márquez

Phoebe Gilpin

Associate Director of Professional Learning

Education Background: Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in sound design production from University of California Santa Cruz, Master of Education from University of California Berkeley's Developmental Teacher Education Program.

Last two professional locations and titles: Curriculum Specialist, Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School (NYC DOE public middle/high school); Teacher Leader, Bret Harte Middle School, (Oakland Unified School District)

What was your favorite childhood book? As a young child: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. As an older child: Laurence Yep. As a high school student: Howard Zinn.

What makes Literacy Trust special to you? Literacy Trust is special to me because we are a family, each individuals with our own ideas, backgrounds, and futures, united in our vision of equity in literacy education.