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Meet Our Staff

Senior Staff
President and CEO
Alice Johnson Cain
Executive Vice President of Policy and Partnerships
Vice President of Programs
Texas Senior Executive Director
Andrea de Azevedo
Chief of Staff to the CEO and Chief Talent Officer


Sarah Lillis headshot
California Executive Director
Bridget Bones headshot
California Program Coordinator
Los Angeles Teacher Engagement Manager


Mark Sass headshot
Colorado State Policy Director


Joshua Kaufmann
Executive Director
Kristen Ciciora headshot
Chicago Teacher Engagement Manager


Carlotta Cooprider headshot
Indiana Executive Director
Elsie Owolo
Indiana Policy Manager
Rachel Hathaway headshot
Indiana Program Coordinator
Gretchen Stullken
Indianapolis Teacher Leadership Coach
Yohan Chang headshot
Indiana Policy Associate


Paul Toner
Massachusetts Executive Director
Instructional Program Manager
Chris Marino
Massachusetts Policy Manager

New Mexico

Hope Morales headshot
New Mexico State Policy Director


Philadelphia Instructional Practice Director
Lisa Bistline headshot
Philadelphia T3 Teacher Leadership Coach
Andrew Knips headshot
Philadelphia T3 Teacher Leadership Coach


Texas Senior Executive Director
Andrea Aguilera headshot
State Program Coordinator
Dallas Harmony Teacher Leadership Coach
Houston Harmony Teacher Leadership Coach
Austin Harmony Teacher Leadership Coach


Chris Eide headshot
National Director of State Policy, Advocacy and Partnerships
Andrea Aguilera headshot
State Program Coordinator
National Programs
Nathaniel Fleckenstein headshot
National Recruitment and Selection Manager
National Coaching Manager
National Instructional Leadership Coach: Customized Team
Anna Matejka headshot
National Data and Evaluation Coordinator
Cary Sabados headshot
National Instructional Leadership Coach
Richard Feistman hedashot
National Director of Evaluation
Erin Haggerty heashot
Senior Technology and Operations Coordinator
National & Operations
Anya Grottel-Brown headshot
Senior National Director of Communications and Media
Senior National Director of Research and Knowledge
Jason Carpp headshot
Director of Development
Kevin Grant
Director of Finance
Nicole Gary headhsot
Human Resources Manager
Senior Technology and Operations Coordinator
Senior Design Coordinator
Website and Digital Media Coordinator
Sarah Campbell headshot
Senior National Special Projects Associate
Lena Rothfarb headshot
Executive Support and Special Projects Associate