Head of School
The Berkeley Carroll School
Brooklyn, New York
Lisa Yvette Waller, Ph.D.
Lisa Yvette Waller is Head of School at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York—a pre-K-12 independent, preparatory school that draws students from a wide range of neighborhoods throughout the city and beyond. There she provides strategic leadership and oversight for all programmatic and operations areas of the institution. During the twenty-three years prior to her service at Berkeley Carroll, Dr. Waller held multiple positions at the Dalton School in New York City. These include: Assistant Head of School for Progressive and Inclusive Practice, Director of the High School, and Associate Director of Admissions, K-12. Additionally, Dr. Waller was a member of the high school history department.
Dr. Waller double majored in English and in Africana Studies at Oberlin College. Additionally, she minored in Women’s Studies. During this time, Dr. Waller also studied education and completed a practicum at a public elementary school in Oberlin, OH.
Dr. Waller earned her M.A. and her Ph.D. from Duke University. She focused on the history of 20th-century U.S. social movements and completed a dissertation that explores the midcentury New York City public school desegregation struggle. Drawn from this work, her article “The Pressures of the People” was published in Manning Marable’s and Peniel Joseph’s anthology entitled The New Black History: Revisiting the Second Reconstruction (2011). Dr. Waller’s work was among early scholarship that shifted the historiographical lens of the Civil Rights Movement from the southern states to the urban North.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2022
8:45 AM – 9:45 AM CT