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Move2Learn

Move2Learn es una organización galardonada con el premio 501(c)(3) que trabaja para nivelar el campo de aprendizaje de los estudiantes tradicionalmente desatendidos y olvidados.

Nuestra visión
Utilizamos el movimiento para transformar el aprendizaje de modo que todos los alumnos puedan alcanzar su máximo potencial.
Nuestra misión
Proporcionamos herramientas sencillas pero revolucionarias que inspiran el movimiento en el aula y a lo largo del día para preparar el cerebro de los alumnos para el aprendizaje.

Nuestro compromiso con la equidad

Para nosotros, la equidad es la lente a través de la cual vemos nuestro trabajo para garantizar que los estudiantes tradicionalmente ignorados tengan la oportunidad de alcanzar su máximo potencial.

Reconocemos que el punto de partida es desigual, que existen barreras y ventajas, y actuaremos intencionadamente, mediante la programación y el liderazgo, para corregir el desequilibrio.

Siempre nos esforzaremos por nivelar el campo de aprendizaje, encontrando a los estudiantes donde están, para que todos puedan aprender lo mejor posible, a pesar de su lugar de partida.

Nuestro equipo

Fuerte. Dedicado. Apasionado.
Brooke Sydnor Curran

Presidente y Director General

Danielle Seiger

Director de Operaciones

Polly Shannon

Director de Marketing y Comunicación

Jen Wiser

Director de Programas

Kate Odulio

Asistente del programa

Nuestro Consejo de Administración

Un consejo de administración diverso toma mejores decisiones a largo plazo que se traducen en los mejores resultados para los estudiantes y los profesores.
Funcionarios
Suzanne Kleeblatt, Presidenta de la Junta Directiva
Gaynelle Diaz, Presidenta electa de la Junta Directiva
Carrie Apfel, Secretaria
Ashley O'Connor, Tesorera
Directores
Liz Bolton, Joyce Carrier, Laura Jennings, Nicole Jones, Louise Kenny, Nicole McGrew, Betsy Micklem, Bryan Montgomery II, Lucresha Murphy-Tate, Ben Roberts, Chris Suarez, Nancy Weissman
Consejo Consultivo
Nuestro Consejo Asesor incluye miembros de la comunidad en general, entre ellos profesores, administradores y estudiantes de ACPS. Aportan perspectivas diversas y únicas a nuestro trabajo para que podamos servir mejor a nuestros electores.

Move2Learn está organizada exclusivamente con fines benéficos y educativos según la sección 501(c)(3) del Código de Rentas Internas. El Consejo de Administración de M2L proporciona la dirección estratégica y la supervisión necesarias para sostener la organización, asegura que la organización tiene los recursos adecuados para avanzar en nuestra misión y defiende nuestra causa en cada oportunidad. Nuestro formulario 990 está disponible si se solicita.

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Fun Fact
Hum three notes of most any rock/pop song on the radio between 1965 and 1983 and I’ll name it!

Brooke Sydnor Curran

President and CEO

I started running when I was a parent of three young kids to get some time by myself. I still run because it’s such a good rush and is a great way to start my day — I do a lot of my best thinking during those early morning hours. When I’m done, I feel focused and ready to face the world.

Today, science backs the evidence that running, and exercise in general, boosts not only emotional health, but blood flow to the brain, making it easier to stay on task and learn better. This is especially true for school children, who spend much of their time in classrooms and are expected to pay attention and do their work.

Without an outlet to positively direct energy and boost blood flow to support brain function, concentration suffers, which can be disastrous for so many kids.

My Elementary and Jr. High Years

I know what it’s like to be the student who can’t sit still, has a hard time focusing and listening to the teacher. That was me as a child. I was always being called out for disrupting the classroom. It wasn’t until I was an adult that I understood the positive relationship between movement and learning.

I look back at those years and the lingering effects with empathy for that little girl, but I know she wasn’t — and isn’t — alone.

Fun Fact

In 1978 Danielle was the first girl to play Little League Baseball in her hometown!

Danielle Seiger

Director of Operations

Danielle grew up in Conshohocken, PA, and was and still is a Philly sports fan! As the first in her family to attend college, she received her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s of Forensic Science from The George Washington University.

Prior to joining RunningBrooke in 2017, Danielle spent 20 years as a Forensic Document Examiner for the FBI. She conducted forensic examinations of evidentiary material and provided testimony as an expert witness in federal, state and local courts. 

Danielle is a self-proclaimed grammar nerd who enjoys swimming, skiing and watercolor painting. She’s an avid runner and has completed four 200-ish mile Ragnar Relays. She is a huge Bruce Springsteen fan and has seen him in concert seven times.

Danielle lives in Springfield, VA with her husband, two very active teenage sons and two dogs, Cleopatra and Hunter.

Fun Fact

Polly held her swim team’s girls backstroke record for 10 years before it was broken.

Polly Shannon

Director, Marketing & Communications

Before joining RunningBrooke in May 2020, Polly led the marketing team for Humane Society International that at the time was the fastest growing entity in the organization in terms of digital fundraising, with a 1,500% increase in growth revenue during her tenure. Over her 14 years working on behalf of all animals with HSI and it’s parent affiliate, the Humane Society of the United States, she held a variety of roles, including digital fundraising manager and director of public relations.

She brings the same passion and vigor to RunningBrooke on behalf of school children.

Other career highlights include communications, public relations, marketing and writing/editorial positions at ICF, Fannie Mae, the National Captioning Institute and The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.

The native Arlingtonian splits her time between here and Richmond and has two grown daughters and two adorable mutts, Max (L) and Bel.

Fun Fact

Jen ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2004. A veteran wearing combat boots, smoking a cigarette and carrying a POW flag beat her to the finish line.

Jen Wiser

Director of Programs

Jen, a native of Darlington, Wisconsin, grew up in a family full of public educators, from her parents to a bunch of cousins and in between. She’s a proud alumna of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and received her Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

As a Marine spouse, she and her husband and kids moved eight times in 13 years. While stationed in South Carolina she became a licensed registered nurse (she has expired licenses in three states!).

One of her proudest accomplishments is as founder and past-president of the Down Syndrome Network in Onslow and Carteret Counties in Jacksonville, NC. She hosted the inaugural Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome, which is still going on under its third president.

For the past seven years, she and her family have lived in Alexandria. Collectively, her children have attended Charles Barrett, Mount Vernon Community Schools, Cora Kelly and George Washington Middle School.

Jen began subbing for ACPS in 2017, moved fulltime to Charles Barrett in 2018 and served as Safe Routes to School coordinator from 2019 to 2021.

Animals of the Wiser house include Larry the boxer and Frank the hamster. In her free time, Jen enjoys reading, baking, biking, hiking, yoga, pilates, barre, and running the occasional 5k with her family. 

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Brooke Sydnor Curran, president and CEO of Move2Learn and the former «runner» of RunningBrooke, shares the story behind our new name and look.

Hecho de la diversión

Tararea tres notas de la mayoría de las canciones de rock/pop en la radio entre 1965 y 1983 y ¡lo nombraré!

Brooke Sydnor Curran

Presidenta y CEO

Empecé a correr cuando era padre de tres niños pequeños para pasar un tiempo a solas. Todavía corro porque es una buena carrera y es una excelente manera de comenzar mi día: pienso mucho durante esas primeras horas de la mañana. Cuando termino, me siento concentrado y listo para enfrentar el mundo.

Hoy en día, la ciencia respalda la evidencia de que correr y el ejercicio en general mejoran no solo la salud emocional, sino también el flujo de sangre al cerebro, lo que facilita concentrarse en la tarea y aprender mejor. Esto es especialmente cierto para los niños en edad escolar, que pasan gran parte de su tiempo en las aulas y se espera que presten atención y hagan su trabajo.

Sin una salida para dirigir positivamente la energía y aumentar el flujo sanguíneo para apoyar la función cerebral, la concentración se resiente, lo que puede ser desastroso para muchos niños.

Mis años de primaria y secundaria

Sé lo que es ser el estudiante que no puede quedarse quieto, tiene dificultades para concentrarse y escuchar al maestro. Ese era yo de niño. Siempre me llamaban por interrumpir el salón de clases. No fue hasta que fui adulto que entendí la relación positiva entre el movimiento y el aprendizaje.

Miro hacia atrás a esos años y los efectos persistentes con empatía por esa niña, pero sé que no estaba, y no está, sola.