Peter Timothy Anderson Bio

Board Member
Head of School, Washington Latin Public Charter School

Since July 2016, Peter Timothy 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. He earned a B.A. from Haverford College, and master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and New York University. Before becoming a school principal, he 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. For almost ten years, he served in various governance roles with the American Friends Service Committee. He has also served on the boards of several local, regional, and national organizations. He volunteers in various capacities for Haverford College, including serving as a member of the College Corporation and on the steering committee of the Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG). He served as a member of the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) for six years. He is a Pahara Fellow and was recently named to participate in the Stanford EdLEADer program. He supports social and economic development efforts in his native Jamaica, is actively engaged in interracial understanding and peacebuilding efforts and enjoys the visual and performing arts. He resides in Washington, D.C.