Vincent Baxter, Principal

Vincent Baxter is the founder and Principal of Smallholding, where he leads all aspects of client relationships. 


He has deep experience in public education leadership, coaching and consulting, and community development. 


Vincent is a teacher. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer and English and Health teacher in Cameroon. He was an elementary school classroom teacher in the District of Columbia Public Schools and a school principal in the City of Falls Church (VA) Public Schools.


Before founding Smallholding, Vincent served as a senior leader in the District of Columbia Public Schools Central Office where he led strategy and implementation of programming across a system of 115 schools serving 50,000 students. 


He led TNTP's coaching and consulting work in the public charter school sector in DC. He has coached school leaders and executives across districts, charters, and non-profits. 


Vincent serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School, as an adult leader in Boy Scout Troop 98, and as a Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of America.


Vincent read English Literature at the University of Virginia and holds a Doctorate in Education Administration and Policy Studies from the George Washington University. 


He and his family live in the District of Columbia. 

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