As Relay’s provost, Brent Maddin sets the vision for our curriculum and manages our curriculum design, institutional research and programmatic innovation. Relay grew out of his work as a founder of Teacher U at Hunter College, where he worked from 2008 to 2011.
From 2003-2005, Maddin served as a founding teacher at I.D.E.A. College Prep—a charter school dedicated to getting students from the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas into top colleges. Maddin moved to Texas from Louisiana where, as a 1999 Teach For America (TFA) corps member, he taught high school science in his TFA placement school for four years. During his six years in the classroom, he trained new teachers at TFA Summer Institutes, TNTP content seminars and regional science learning teams. He also co-wrote a national chemistry curriculum for TNTP. In 2002, Maddin received his National Board Certification.
Maddin earned a doctorate in education policy, leadership and instructional practice at Harvard Graduate School of Education, where his dissertation focused on student attrition at charter schools. While earning a B.S. in biology from Arizona State University, he earned a Circumnavigator’s Fellowship, an award that funded a six-continent investigation of forest fires.