Adam Cobb is the founding Principal of Leadership Prep Canarsie Middle Academy. Prior to his role as the founding Principal, Mr. Cobb was the Dean of Students and taught 7th and 8th Grade Science at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School. Mr. Cobb graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Engineering Mechanics, where he researched fracture behavior of microvascular channels and volunteered as a tutor for the Minority Enrichment Program. Mr. Cobb began his teaching career with Teach For America and taught high school biology in Philadelphia, PA. During his two years in Philadelphia, Mr. Cobb helped create a biology curriculum aligned to state standards, while serving as a leader for Teach For America as a 2007 Orientation Program Coordinator. While in Philadelphia Mr. Cobb attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Education.
Director of Operations
Katie Thaeder is the Director of Operations of Leadership Prep Canarsie Middle Academy. Prior to this role, Ms. Thaeder served as an Operations Fellow with Uncommon Schools. In addition, Ms. Thaeder has worked in Philadelphia as a consultant with Spencer Stuart, a search and leadership consulting firm, served as an Education Pioneer at the Academy for Urban School Leadership in Chicago, and worked in the charter school accountability office for Chicago Public Schools. Ms. Thaeder earned her B.A. in History from Princeton University and her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.