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Anna Hartman is the Director of Early Childhood Excellence at the Jewish United Fund and the Director of the Paradigm Project, a national network that nurtures emerging leadership in Jewish early childhood education. Anna holds a master's in Jewish educational leadership from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary. She has participated in two study tours of the renowned municipal early childhood centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Before graduate school, the first graduate education course Anna ever took was at Gratz and she is delighted to return as an adjunct faculty member in the Education department! A Southern gal at heart, today Anna lives with her husband and children in Chicago.

Peter Hocking is teacher, organizational development consultant, visual artist and writer based in Providence, RI & Provincetown, MA. He teaches at Goddard College in the Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts program and in the Division of Liberal Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. Previously he was director of Rhode Island School of Design's Office of Public Engagement (2007-2011), and Associate Dean of the College and Director of Brown University’s Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service (1988-2005). At the Swearer Center, he developed university-community partnerships, leadership education, undergraduate research opportunities, social entrepreneurship programs, and integrated community-learning with academic study. He was the founding board chair of New Urban Arts, a multidisciplinary youth arts center in Providence, and of Community MusicWorks, a youth music program in Providence. He’s also served on numerous other boards, including AIDS Project Rhode Island (chair), Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, The Providence Athenaeum, Southside Community Land Trust (chair), and Project Eye-to-Eye (founding board member). He was a founding co-chaired the Rhode Island Service Alliance, helping to establish the AmeriCorps program in Rhode Island. Most recently, he’s a founding board member of Provincetown Commons, Inc., an arts and economic development center. He has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing. He's represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, MA

Adjunct Instructor in Early Education

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Rebecca Holland is an adjunct instructor in the Early Education Program teaching Issues of Supervision. She attended Arcadia University, Cabrini College and Neumann University. She has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership.  She is licensed in real estate, an Associate Certified Coach, and a Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) trainer. 

Rebecca has taught Early Education Classes at Reading Community College and Chestnut Hill. She currently owns six childcare centers in Pennsylvania, which are active participants in the Keystone Stars program.  She has also owned childcare centers in Florida, which were accredited through the National Association of Early Young Children (NAEYC).
Rebecca’s goal is to teach and collaborate to inspire them to develop a successful academic career and maximize their personal and professional potential, with knowledge skills she has acquired.