Samantha Sencer-Mura has been named the next executive director of Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute (MOI), tutoring center, the corner of Raymond and University avenues in St. Anthony Park.
MOI is dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages 6 to 18 with writing skills and homework. Sencer-Mura is a graduate of Minneapolis public schools, has a bachelor of arts in critical theory and social justice from Occidental College in California, and has been a teacher and program administrator in New York, the Bay Area and Boston. She recently completed her master’s in school leadership, the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
MOI serves 1,400 students annually in the Twin Cities metro with after-school homework help, storytelling and bookmaking field trips, book projects, in-school tutoring and creative writing workshops.