Our mission is to help schools provide individualized PD for each teacher that centers teachers as experts. We provide a virtual meeting space for teacher-led virtual Professional Learning Communities. Our vision is to help teachers to feel refreshed, inspired, and respected as experts and professionals by centering their expertise and providing connection to other k-12 educators engaging in similar work. We offer collaborative opportunities for meaningful professional learning and leadership, and the ability to earn extra income by sharing expertise with others. Why is this important? Because experienced teachers are essential to the health of a functioning democracy and an engaged and compassionate citizenry.

Who We Are

Kara Stern, Founder

I’ve had the chance to learn about schools and schooling from a variety of perspectives. In addition to being a mom of four kids, I spent 20+ years in independent schools as a teacher, department chair, division head, and Head of School. I also served as Executive Director of Math for America (MfA) where I developed a collaborative professional learning community for what grew to 1000+ NYC district and charter school math and science teachers and later partnered with Governor Cuomo’s team to launch a version of MfA’s Master Teacher Fellowship across New York State. I hold a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning from NYU. SchoolHive is my way of expanding access to a vision of professional learning that holds at its core respect for the work of teachers and teaching. I welcome you to our community and look forward to hearing about your own work learning and leading.

Naomi Raquel Enright, Equity Leader

Naomi Raquel Enright was born to a Jewish American father and anĀ  Ecuadorian mother in La Paz, Bolivia. She is a native English and Spanish speaker, and was raised in New York City. She has taught Spanish and worked as a diversity practitioner in NYC independent schools and is also a National SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Facilitator. She has served on the SLT (School Leadership Team) of her son’s public school and is also on the Board of Directors of New York Appleseed, an organization that advocates for integration and equity in NYC public schools and communities. Her first book examining racism and identity, Strength of Soul, was published by 2Leaf Press in April 2019. Naomi holds a BA in Anthropology from Kenyon College and studied at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain her junior year. She resides with her family in Brooklyn, NY.

How we met

Kara & Naomi met when Kara stepped into her first teaching job in January, 1992, as a midyear replacement English teacher in a 9th Grade classroom. Naomi was one of those 9th Graders.