G. Angela Henry, Executive Director
Angela’s multi-career life has always included education in one way or another, and she is excited to be working with a school community once again. A native New Yorker and the child of civil rights worker parents, Angela earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude,from Tufts University and she earned a Master’s degree in education from Harvard University. She was a teacher and administrator early in her professional life, and more recently has been an executive search consultant for nonprofit organizations. Her clients have included charter schools, foundations, and other educational and community-based entities. As a volunteer, she was a trustee and board chair of the Manhattan Country School, whose mission is based on MLK’s principals of justice and equity; is a current trustee and former co-board chair for the Ethical Culture Fieldston School; is a former member of the College Council of SUNY Empire State College and an observer on the SUNY Board of Trustees; was chair of Arts Mid-Hudson, a nonprofit arts service organization that promotes and coordinates cultural activity and development across the Mid-Hudson region; and is a member of the New York Foundation for the Arts board of directors.
Sophia Wood, Intern
Sophia Wood is a sophomore in Media Studies and Educational Studies Double Major at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She has been heavily involved in the community around her throughout her career being an alumna of The Hugh O’Bryant Youth Leadership Conference in Maine, The Olympia Snowe Women’s Leadership Institution, The Washington Journalism and Media Conference, a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of America, volunteering for Nobody Leave’s Mid-Hudson once arriving in Poughkeepsie, NY, and now is working with The Poughkeepsie Public Schools Foundation. Education has always been a large part of Sophia’s life as her mother is an educator, and she became very fascinated to learn new things from an early age, eventually graduating Third-Honor-Part in a class of 230, from her high school in 2019. Since graduating, Sophia has stayed active in her volunteer work and education journey, continuously learning while working towards her bachelor’s degree at Vassar College.
Dana McRae, Intern
Dana McRae is a third year Sociology student at Vassar College. Before beginning his work with the Poughkeepsie Public Schools Foundation, Dana served as a teaching aide in a public preschool classroom in his home region of western Massachusetts. His volunteer work as an early-childhood ENL tutor and with local Hudson Valley grassroots organizing groups, along with the values imbued in him by his mother, herself a public educator, have informed his current efforts, studies, and career goals. He is eager to develop relationships and grow new roots with his present work.