Head of School
Washington Latin Public Charter School
Since July 2016, Peter Anderson has been the head of school at Washington Latin, a leading non-selective charter school serving students in Grades 5-12 in the nation’s capital. For almost 20 years preceding his transition to this role, he worked as a senior school administrator in Harlem, the Bronx, Newark and elsewhere.
Before becoming a school principal, Peter worked as a middle school teacher of history and mathematics, coached track and field and ran debate and drama programs. He has presented at local, regional and national conferences on topics related to charter school governance, diversity and inclusion, the school to prison pipeline, school design, professional development and instructional observations. He serves on the Corporation for Haverford College and volunteers in various capacities for that institution. He also is on the board of the DC Charter School Special Education Cooperative. He has previously served on the boards of several local, regional and national organizations, including the American Friends Service Committee. Peter supports social and economic development efforts in his native Jamaica and enjoys the visual and performing arts.
Peter resides in Washington, D.C. He earned a B.A. from Haverford College, and master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and New York University.