Becky Pitofsky

Becky Pitofsky has spent most of her professional life in the arena of education. She graduated from Amherst College with a double major in English and Spanish and dove immediately into an urban public school system as a bilingual middle school teacher with Teach for America. Becky went on to earn her Master's in Public Health at UC Berkeley. After a year working on state and federal health policy with the University of California Office of the President, Becky felt the call of education again, this time in the philanthropic field. She joined a small foundation in San Francisco that funded efforts focused on the social, emotional and spiritual development and education of young people. She joined the then fledgling team of the now-national nonprofit DonorsChoose.org to lead the creation of their San Francisco Bay Area office. She is now teaching again in various high school classes in our school's SAIL program (School for Applied and Innovative Learning), which aims to promote risk-taking, innovation, collaboration and communication. Much needed skills for high schoolers--and all of us. She has taught Marketing & Communications and Community Development, and is teaching a College Essay Writing course, and in the spring will be teaching Food: Nutrition and Sustainability. As a mom, Becky now enjoys spending most of her time playing, learning and growing with her boys.