Citizen Schools Hires Kathryn Gabriele as New Campus Director at East Somerville Community School



January 18, 2019 (SOMERVILLE, MA) -Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Boston, is pleased to announce Kathryn Gabriele has been named the Campus Director at the East Somerville Community School. As Campus Director, she will oversee Citizen Schools out-of-school time programming at East Somerville Community School, where she will work with a team of AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows and school administrative staff to provide hands-on learning experiences, taught in partnership with local volunteers, for students.  

With over 10 years of experience teaching and leading in education, Gabriele  is passionate about engaging collaborative work toward the common aim of improving outcomes for all students. She will draw on her experience as a classroom educator, mentor teacher, and project manager in her new role.

“I am excited to join a dedicated team of equity-focused educational professionals at Citizen Schools,” says Gabriele. “As I begin my new role as Campus Director, I look forward to applying learning from my studies in educational leadership at the University of Michigan.”

Gabriele’s professional journey began as a high school social studies and Spanish teacher in northwest Ohio where she also served as a mentor teacher, tennis coach, and Foreign Language Club advisor. She has also served as a non-profit program evaluator, worked as a job coach, and co-designed and co-facilitated professional learning opportunities for K-12 educators. A former Somerville resident, Gabriele earned her M.A. in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Michigan in December, 2018.

About Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools is a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities. Citizen Schools mobilizes a team of AmeriCorps educators and volunteer “Citizen Teachers” to teach real-world learning projects and provide academic support in order to help all students discover and achieve their dreams. For more information, please visit

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