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Allistair Witten

interim director, Principal's Center, HGSE

Allistair Witten is an educator from Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a teaching fellow at Harvard's Principals' Center where he assists with the training and development of aspiring principals. Mr. Witten has been an educator for twenty-two years in South Africa's township schools, and spent the last ten of these as school principal. Recently, Witten has focused on extending the functions of schools and making them sites for community development and transformation. His work has contributed to the Safe Schools Program in Cape Town, which adopts a community-oriented approach to engaging problems that negatively affect the functioning of schools.