Clara Haskell Botstein
Clara is the Associate Vice President of the Bard Early Colleges, Bard College's network of tuition-free early college programs. In that role, Clara oversees new school and program development and policy and advocacy work, including around teacher preparation and licensure. Clara has helped the Bard Early College more than double in size, expand its teacher preparation programs, and establish the College in High School Alliance, a national policy coalition, with partner organizations. Clara has a background in advocacy and policy research and has worked for a number of nonprofit organizations and government agencies on a full-time and consultant basis, including United Neighborhood Houses of New York, the Civic Federation, the City of Chicago, and Newark Public Schools. Clara serves as Board Chair for the Two Rivers Public Charter Schools in Washington, D.C. Clara holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor's degree in history from Princeton University.