Anthony Garcia

Anthony researches the community school concept, which promotes a holistic approach to education by concentrating on academics, socio-economics, and community engagement.

Over the past century, this concept has risen in prominence and has been adopted by cities and countries around the world. During this eminent expansion, however, only limited comprehensive research was conducted on the intricacies of distinct models within the concept. This academic void led Anthony to propose that at least three organizational models are associated with the community school concept, specifically the national model, the local federation model, and the independent model. Anthony is currently conducting a comparative, mixed methods study that strives to identify concept-wide and model-specific characteristics. He is also examining the theoretical potential the concept possesses to positively impact the human ecological systems of students.


Title of thesis:
The community school concept: an exploration of organizational models and theoretical potential

Professor Pamela Sammons and Dr. Maia Chankseliani

Research interests:

  • Modeling and simulation
  • Organizational studies
  • Systems engineering


  • Research student

College affiliation

  • Wolfson College

Research groups

  • Families, Effective Learning and Literacy (FELL)