In December, Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) welcomed a new member, Mary Poor, to its Board of Directors. Poor, a resident of Arlington, brings a diverse background to the position. Her accomplishments range from development and grant management for a Connecticut museum and the Massachusetts Audubon Society, to teaching English and tutoring ELL.
In addition to her work in education, Poor earned two advanced degrees, one in English and American Literature, and a second in International Development and Social Change. The latter took her to the West Bank, where she did research for her thesis. In addition to her work in Palestine, she has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East.
Closer to home, Poor has worked on special projects for the Boston Public Schools and volunteers at the Center for Arabic Culture in Somerville. Regarding her new board position, Poor says she shares CSV’s “commitment to helping all students reach their full potential and succeed academically. Volunteers in our schools clearly play an important role in reaching this goal – they provide enrichment and mentoring opportunities for students and strengthen relationships between schools and the community.”
CSV and its board look forward to working with Poor on its many goals during this very exciting time for the Cambridge Public Schools, and particularly around the Innovation Agenda, the plan that created four new middle schools this past September.