Project Coach Alums


Project Coach Fellows - Our Alums

Our Project Coach Fellows have gone on to serve as teachers, to create new after school programs and schools, and to work in education policy around the country and the world. Often, Fellows reflect on their experience in Project Coach as a formative experience that helped them discover their philosophy of education. Our alums are involved in a myriad of exciting projects around the country. Here are a few of them:

  • Marquis Taylor '11 founded Coaching for Change, a youth development program in Braxton, MA, soon after graduating as  PC Fellow from Smith with a Master of Arts in Teaching.

  • Kayleigh Colombero, a Smith alum and one of PC's first Program Directors, founded Etoile Academy, a charter school in Houston, in 2017.

From the PC Blog: Profiles of PC Fellow Alums

Mike Carter '13: A 2013 PC Fellow, Michael Carter is a Springfield local who, upon graduating from Smith worked as a teacher and then administrator at KIPP schools in Oklahoma. Michael Carter now prepares young people to be informed, responsible and effective global citizens in an out-of-school program in California. Here, Michael shares how PC showed him that education can be more than teaching in a classroom.

"Project Coach showed me that by truly investing in young people-- going to their games, meeting their families, genuinely asking about their day-- you build a relationship with young people that not only transforms them academically, but transform the world in which they live." Read more about Mike on the PC Blog.

Greg Rosnick '13 recently moved to New York City to coach women's basketball after coaching at Colby College in rural Maine. Here he shares a few of the many lessons he learned at Project Coach and his creative (and time-consuming!) way of getting to know new players on his team.

"My favorite memories of PC are the little moments that you get to spend with your coaches as a red shirt. Those in between times when you learn about their days, their school work and their social life. As I've gotten older (balder), I've realized that informal time is where you either strengthen or weaken bonds. I'm proud to say that my down time at PC was always well worth it and it's one of the things I miss the most about the program. I loved being around talented and driven high school students." Read more about Greg on the PC Blog.