Manager, Institute for Teaching

Seth Biderman is an educator and writer dedicated to exploring emergent forms of education and learning and their intersections with social justice.

At the Academy, Seth manages the Institute for Teaching. The Institute’s programs, including Teacher Renewal, Wisdom Circles and the Summer Institute for Teachers, ennoble and elevate the art of teaching both inside and outside of schools and reframe learning as a lifelong practice. Working closely with Aaron Stern and Academy faculty, he helps coordinate, design and facilitate these flagship programs for teachers. He also helped develop and direct Inspire Santa Fe, a citywide mentorship program, in partnership with Siete del Norte Community Development Corporation.

Seth’s wide range of classroom experience includes teaching English, Spanish, and History at Monte del Sol, a Santa Fe charter school; designing and leading ESL classes for adult learners in Providence, RI; co-founding and directing the Summer Sustainability Institute in Ribera, NM, which engaged young people in mentorships around green building, organic farming, and renewable energy while enhancing their academic skills; and teaching high school English at Colegio Bolivar in Cali, Colombia, where he created an exchange program between his students and demobilized child soldiers in Bogota.

Seth holds a BA from Brown University and a master’s in writing from the University of New Mexico. His short stories and journalism have appeared in Christian Science Monitor Online, YES! Magazine, The New Internationalist, Colorado Review, Blue Mesa Review, New Mexico Magazine, and elsewhere.