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Meet Our Staff

Senior Leadership
Lindsay Sobel headshot
Interim CEO
Alison Avera headshot photo
Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
Andrea de Azevedo headshot
Chief of Staff to the CEO and Chief Talent Officer
Anya Grottel-Brown headshot
Vice President of Communications and Media
Michael Savoy headshot
Vice President of Programs
Mark Teoh headshot
Vice President of Learning, Research & Impact
Regions

Arkansas

Stacey McAdoo
Arkansas State Director
LaShannon Morgan
Mississippi and Arkansas Program Associate

California

Sarah Lillis headshot
California Executive Director
Lindsey Bird
Teacher Leadership Coach: Emergent Bilingual Focus
Tamra Simpson
California Policy Manager

Colorado

Mark Sass headshot
Colorado Executive Director

Illinois

Joshua Kaufmann headshot
Senior Executive Director
Kristen Ciciora headshot
Illinois Senior Director of Instructional Programs
Bill Curtin
Illinois Policy Manager and Teacher Leadership Coach
Denise Frasure
Teacher Leadership Coach
Crystal Jameau
Illinois Teacher Leadership Coach and External Affairs Coordinator
Sinthu Ramalingam
Illinois Early Childhood Policy Manager
Lisset Rosales
Teacher Leadership Coach
Dominicca Washington
Teacher Leadership Coach

Indiana

Rachel Hathaway headshot
Indiana Executive Director
Yohan Chang headshot
National Policy Manager
Jamyce Curtis Banks, Ph.D.
Indiana Teacher Leadership Coach Consultant, IPS Innovation Teacher Collaborative

Massachusetts

Chris Marino headshot
Massachusetts Executive Director

Michigan

Ben Locke
Michigan State Director

Mississippi

Sanford Johnson
Mississippi Executive Director
LaShannon Morgan
Mississippi and Arkansas Program Associate

Nevada

Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton
Nevada Executive Director

New Mexico

Hope Morales headshot
New Mexico Executive Director

Pennsylvania

Laura Boyce headshot
Pennsylvania Executive Director
Mario Da Costa
Pennsylvania Policy Manager
Karen Drexler
Teacher Leadership Coach
Brittany Jeter
Philadelphia IMS Teacher Leadership Coach
Andrew Knips headshot
Senior Education Leadership Coach

Texas

 Kevin Malonson headshot
Texas Executive Director
Alyssa Glenn
Texas Operations Coordinator
Whitney Harris
Texas Education Leadership Coach
Donna (DeeDee) Hendricks headshot
Education Leadership Coach
Dan Mendoza headshot
Education Leadership Coach
Antonio Sangueza, Jr.
Texas Program Coordinator
Rahshundra Scott-Covington headshot
Texas Instructional Practice Manager
D Thompson
Texas Policy Manager
Sofie Vastano
Education Leadership Coach and Program Specialist
National Programs
Jaime Dusinberre headshot
National Director of Program Design and Innovation
Richard Feistman hedashot
National Director of Evaluation
Anna Matejka headshot
National Data Systems Manager
Dilan Pedraza
National Policy Specialist
Cary Sabados headshot
National Director of Teacher Leadership Development
Liz Wolber
Program and Operations Manager
National Team & Operations
Dannie Aldinor headshot
Finance Manager
Jason Carpp headshot
Director of Development
Nicole Gary headhsot
Managing Director of Talent
Salesforce Database Consultant
Kevin Grant headshot
Director of Finance
Miles Halpine
Communications and Media Manager
Ashanti Mills
Development Associate
Zach Newirth headshot
Design and Digital Media Manager
Kathy Pierre
Senior National Coordinator of Communications and Media
Amber Ravenell
National Research Coordinator
 Heather Shuttleworth
Executive Assistant and Special Projects Associate