Pablo Wolfe

SNF Agora Visiting Fellow, AY 21-22

Pablo Wolfe is a Washington, D.C.-area educator who promotes civic education as a means to improve student engagement, celebrate student identity, and embolden the next generation of activists. He’s been a public-school administrator, a staff developer with the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, a teacher, and a parent, and in all of these roles has sought to make school a training ground for civic life. Whether planning town hall meetings with groups of 7th graders, writing letters to elected officials, or organizing opportunities for service learning, Wolfe believes that academic skills are best learned when applied towards addressing social injustices. He is the co-author of The Civically Engaged Classroom: Reading, Writing, and Speaking for Change. As the founder of the Coalition of Civically Engaged Educators, Wolfe has assembled a network of civic-minded educators to share best practices that illustrate how civic knowledge, values, and behaviors improve student outcomes and transform schools. A strong believer in the role of teachers as agents of social change, he strives to thread this idea through his writing, staff development, and teaching.