Sidra Smith

Faculty Recruitment Director, DC
Washington, D.C. Launch Team

Sidra joined the Whittle team after serving as the Assistant Head of School at Pacific Ridge School in California. She began her career at Ghana International School, followed by a teaching fellowship at Phillips Academy (Andover). These early experiences marked the beginning of her interest in global education and international cross-cultural engagement. Sidra has traveled to over a dozen countries, including trips with students to Europe and Asia. Over the past 25 years, Sidra has held numerous faculty and leadership roles at the secondary school level and in higher education. An alumna of the Winsor School in Boston, Sidra earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University and both an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Tufts University.