Belmont Hill's Advanced Action Research Team Presents at Annual SPARC Roundtable

Belmont Hill’s Advanced Action Research (AAR) Program emanates from its membership in the School Participatory Action Research Collaborative (SPARC), a consortium of 11 independent schools in partnership with the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. The purpose of this partnership is to provide diverse groups of students with college-level social-science research skills and experience to improve school culture, policy, and practice. 
On Sunday, April 5, 2021, Belmont Hill's AAR team led a presentation at the annual SPARC Roundtable. Throughout this school year, Dr. Jeanne Tift has guided a Belmont Hill team of juniors designed and engaged in high-level participatory action research, exploring identity, race, and mental health/stress at our school, culminating in Sunday’s conference. AAR’s findings and recommendations will be shared with faculty and students in the future. “I was honored to work with such a talented, diligent, and enthusiastic group of students this year," Dr. Tift said. "Their thoughtful work will help our Belmont Hill community continue to grow in invaluable ways.”

The AAR team members include: Michael Ahonen, Chris Aufiero, Daniel Bittner, Luke Carroll, Sebastian Costantini, Adam Figler, Dietrich Jacobs, Charlie March, Matt Martines, Albert McField, Ethan O'Neill, Lawrence Tang, and Salman Yonis.
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