Our Team

Meet our committed staff who work each day to fulfill our mission. 

Ivan Garcia

Instructional Coach

Christina Dehler

Senior Manager of Institutional Giving

Marquis Smalls

Instructional Coach

Ron Attivissimo

Instructional Coach

Adrienne O'Neill

Instructional Coach

Nick Haynes

Director of Development

Ben Robinson

Vice President, Digital Strategy

Kwamara Thompson

The National Director of Professional Learning and School Support

Noreen Haque-Columbe

Instructional Coach

Ross Heinemeyer

Director of Finance & Administration

Alison Tepper

Director of Content and Curriculum

Janna Perez

Educational Programs Intern

Patrick Duhon

Special Projects Advisor

Ja' von Jones

Chief of Staff

Max Cohen

Development Associate

Mary Caslin Ross

Visiting Senior Fellow

Nicole Guagliardi

Research Associate

Phil Firsenbaum

Instructional Coach

Sharon Waddler

Office Manager

Lori Velez

Manager of Educational Programs

Peter Scaglione

Finance Associate

Nicholas Overton

Systems and Support Manager

Emily Otalora

Educational Programs Associate

Kathy Yu Burek

Educator Experience Lead

Christina Oliver

Chief Program Officer

Lisa Holton