NEIA Appoints John Camp as Head of Teaching & Learning

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  • Camp to lead teaching and learning to develop and implement the curriculum.

  • He will develop systems to recruit, hire, support, and evaluate teachers.

  • Camp will also continue to teach humanities at NEIA.

The New England Innovation Academy (NEIA), the first human-centered design middle and high school in the U.S., announced today the internal promotion of John Camp to Head of Teaching & Learning. Camp will oversee the development of systems to recruit, hire, support, and evaluate teachers and help teachers develop and implement the curriculum.

“From the very beginning, Camp has been the person we go to as we develop competencies and curriculum at NEIA,” said Tom Woelper, Head of School. “He is the personification of positivity and always available to support our community and bring us together.”

“I am excited to work with our teachers as we create a dynamic curriculum founded in human-centered design to prepare our students for the future,” said Camp. “Together, we are building an environment where students will thrive socially and emotionally and understand the value of their education.”

Camp has taught in independent schools for over 25 years. His experience includes English and writing classes and interdisciplinary courses such as “The Art and Physics of Time Travel.” At St. Mark’s School, which bestowed him with The Trustees Chair and the Kidder Faculty Prize, Camp served as the Director of Experiential Learning and Associate Director of The Center of Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

NEIA’s curriculum offers a holistic approach to learning, one that balances and enriches interdisciplinary learning through integrated projects, exciting problem solving, active student engagement, and coaching from skilled instructors with disciplinary knowledge.

About NEIA

New England Innovation Academy (NEIA) is the first human-centered design middle and high school in the U.S. A new global school for day and boarding students in grades 6-12, NEIA is preparing young innovators with a future-focused approach, human-centered design, and real-world inclusion. Set on a 26-acre campus in Marlborough, Massachusetts, NEIA offers a custom curriculum that encourages students to build empathy, take risks, and engage in hands-on community, environment, and industry projects. For more information, visit


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