Dignitas Staff Profiles: Rebecca Crook
We have a fantastic team at Dignitas and we would love to introduce you to each member over the coming months.
Today, we interview Rebecca Crook about her role at Dignitas and why she believes strongly in the work that we do. Welcome, Rebecca!
What is your role on the team? Currently, I train and coach school leaders and teachers in informal settlements in Nairobi and support our Coaching and Learning and Evaluations teams at Dignitas as Program Director.
What were you doing before you joined Dignitas? Previously, I served as a principal at SPARK Schools in Johannesburg, SA and taught bilingual primary school in the Bay Area, California. In both California and South Africa, I launched photography initiatives for youth.
After returning from my trip, I knew I wanted to support educators like these achieve their visions for their schools and students.
Tell us about your incredible journey that brought you to Dignitas.
Among my favorite moments are when school leadership teams have breakthroughs together. Seeing Teacher Maggy implement a formative assessment that her colleague Edward coached her to use, or experiencing shifting power dynamics in which leaders collaborate across lines of difference give me hope that together, we can do difficult and great things for kids.
What are you doing when you are not working at Dignitas?