WHO IS ARC PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT?
Peter Braverman founded Arc Professional Development in 2014, after working for 23 years at independent schools near Chicago and Washington, DC.
Peter began his career teaching middle school near Chicago, where he grew up. In his most recent school work, he served for 11 years as the Middle School Head at Green Acres School in Rockville, Maryland. In that capacity Peter coordinated the process of applying to independent high schools, boarding schools, and public magnet schools for hundreds of families. Under his leadership at Green Acres, over 92 percent of applicants were offered admission at their first- or second-choice schools.
In professional services, Peter supervised a staff of about 20 teachers, and worked with hundreds of others in the Washington, DC area. He served on the faculty of Independent Education’s (now AISGW’s) Beginning Teacher Institute from 2005 to 2015, and was an inaugural faculty member of IE’s Emerging Middle School Leaders Institute. He has spoken to parents, teachers, and administrators at various conferences and schools around the country. He has been published in Independent School, the magazine of the National Association of Independent Schools, as well as in other publications, on topics ranging from the impact of the economy on independent schools, to typography, to LGBT programs for students and parents, to music reviews. Peter has been interviewed on Washington public radio and on television’s “Good Day DC.”
Peter has filled various other posts at both middle school and high school levels. He served as a division head (i.e., principal) at both levels, as well as a director of communications for five years. He has also served as a dormitory master, baseball coach, newspaper advisor, and consultant and speaker, as well as a writer and editor in various capacities.
Peter earned his bachelor’s degree at Wesleyan and his master’s degree in education at Harvard. He lives with his family in Maryland, where he can often be found cooking or reading — when he’s not engaged in other, less productive endeavors, like harassing his teenage children.
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