Sydney Chaffee is a 2019-20 Commonwealth Policy Fellow. A returning Fellow, Sydney is a 9th grade humanities teacher and instructional coach at Codman Academy Charter Public School in Dorchester, MA. As the 2017 National Teacher of the Year, Sydney has spoken to audiences around the globe about the limitless power of teachers and students to change the world. Sydney is a National Board Certified Teacher. She earned her BA from Sarah Lawrence College and her MEd from Lesley University.