Jane Moulding joins Acera’s Board of Directors

March 9, 2020 |

Acera: The Massachusetts School of Science, Creativity, and Leadership, is proud to announce that Jane Moulding has joined its Board of Directors. Moulding is a principal at SmarterWisdom Consulting, and served as Head of School at The Cambridge School of Weston (CSW) from 2002 to 2019.

At SmarterWisdom, Moulding partners with leaders, especially emerging leaders, to help them tap into their own wisdom, and the combined wisdom of their teams. During her time at CSW, a leading progressive high school located in the Boston area, Moulding lived and modeled effective team building, strong mentorship systems, and sustainable leadership. She was instrumental in transforming and expanding the school’s academic programs while developing and deepening interdisciplinary curriculum within a learning environment devoted to the arts and creative problem-solving. 

“Under Jane’s guidance, the CSW has emerged as a true leader in progressive 9-12 education,” said Courtney Dickinson, founder and director of Acera School. “We are honored and thrilled that she is bringing her depth and breadth of educational leadership to Acera.”

Moulding grew up and attended university and graduate school in the UK, and she completed a masters’ degree at Harvard University Extension School. Her teaching career brought her to the UK, The Netherlands, Tripoli, Libya, and, finally, Boston. She transitioned from teaching to school administration and leadership as a dean of faculty at a Boston area independent school, and later as the director of the middle school at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge. 

According to Moulding, Acera School’s progressive mission and emphasis on science, creativity and leadership made participation on its board appealing. 

“Having an opportunity to sit in on a faculty discussion meeting was a fantastic experience, what an impressive group!” Moulding said. “I am hoping to use my deep experience in schools to be a partner to the school’s leadership and ensure that people in the Greater Boston area know of this gem of a school. Courtney Dickinson is dynamic and inspirational. She has an authentic desire to create partnerships that not only further the mission of the school but also advance her hopes and dreams for student learning in public schools.” 

In addition to Moulding, Acera’s Board of Directors includes Michael K. Barron, Partner at Morgan Lewis; David Grayzel, Partner at Atlas Venture; Richard J. Morello, President of the Life Sciences Division of Aptus Health; Greg Phelps, independent advisor and former Chairman of the Board, Charles River School; and Holly Whittemore, Chief Financial Officer at Nimbus Therapeutics.  

About Acera School: 

Founded in 2010, the Acera: The Massachusetts school of Science, Creativity and Leadership is a nonprofit K-9th grade STEM school serving high-ability students, enabling them to learn based upon their abilities and interests, without limits due to their age. The school and its enrichment programs function as an educational innovation hub to invent new curricula with evidence-based pedagogy, founded with the mission to help catalyze change in public education. Acera pedagogy engages students to learn habits of mind like systems thinking, problem-solving, emotional intelligence and creativity within projects that align with each student’s capacities and interests, in an inquiry-based approach. For more information on Acera and AceraEI, visit www.aceraschool.org and follow us on Twitter @AceraSchool and @Acera_EI.