Cambridge School Volunteers has promoted Analía Ivanier from program coordinator to director of its NetPals Program. Ivanier joined Cambridge School Volunteers at the start of the 2015–16 school year. She brings over twenty years of experience as an education researcher in both the United States (where she earned a Master of Arts in Sociology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University) and in Argentina (where she earned a Licentiate in Education from the University of Buenos Aires). Prior to joining CSV, Ivanier worked at Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Having been program coordinator for the NetPals Program at Rindge Avenue Upper School, and coordinator of CSV’s Learning Centers at both Vassal Lane Upper School and at Amigos School, Ivanier will move into her new role with extensive knowledge of the needs of Grade 6–8 students and the coordination of volunteers for students at this grade level.
CSV Executive Director Meg Ramsdell says “Analía’s experience assures that we will be able to maintain the high level partnerships and programming that NetPals is known for.”
“Analía has been an integral part of our 7th-grade community as she always considers the needs of our students while managing 90+ adults in our partner companies,” said Jay Mahoney, 7th-grade science teacher at Rindge Avenue Upper School. “Who better to head up the program than someone who has worked on it from the ground floor and has certainly displayed a passion for helping and inspiring students in Cambridge?”
Cambridge School Volunteers will onboard 286 NetPals in the current school year. The program is a cooperative effort between 15 corporate partners, Cambridge School Volunteers, and the Cambridge Public Schools Science Department. One-to-one matches of seventh-graders to mentors who work in STEM fields are the core of this early career exploration program, which combines mentoring in person and through supervised email correspondence.
“I am excited about this challenge and about taking the NetPals Program to the next level,” says Ivanier. Ivanier is a Cambridge resident and public school parent of one upper school student and one elementary school student.