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Meet Our Staff

Senior Staff
Roberto J. Rodríguez headshot
President and CEO
Alison Avera headshot photo
Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
Andrea de Azevedo headshot
Chief of Staff to the CEO and Chief Talent Officer
Alice Cain headshot
Executive Vice President of Policy and Partnerships
Anya Grottel-Brown headshot
Vice President of Communications and Media
Meghan O'Keefe headshot
Vice President of Programs
Lindsay Sobel headshot
Senior Executive Director


Sarah Lillis headshot
California Executive Director
Bridget Bones headshot
California Program Manager


Mark Sass headshot
Colorado State Director


Joshua Kaufmann headshot
Senior Executive Director
Berkeley Teacher Leadership Coach
Kristen Ciciora headshot
Chicago Teacher Engagement Manager
Ty Jiles
Illinois Policy Manager


Yohan Chang headshot
Indiana Policy Associate
Rachel Hathaway headshot
Indiana Program Manager
Gretchen Stullken headshot
Indianapolis Teacher Leadership Coach


Paul Toner headshot
Massachusetts Executive Director
Melissa Grubbs headshot
Instructional Program Manager
Chris Marino headshot
Massachusetts Policy Manager
Rita Pello headshot
Massachusetts Regional Program Coordinator


Aisha Carson headshot
Mississippi State Director


Alex Bybee headshot
Nevada State Director

New Mexico

Hope Morales headshot
New Mexico State Director


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


Lindsay Sobel headshot
Senior Executive Director
Andrea Aguilera headshot
State Program Coordinator
Nikki Dominguez-Schellenberg headshot
San Antonio Teacher Leadership Coach
Donna (DeeDee) Hendricks headshot
Houston Teacher Leadership Coach
 Kevin Malonson headshot
Texas Policy Manager
Dan Mendoza headshot
Dallas Teacher Leadership Coach
Rahshundra Scott-Covington headshot
Texas Instructional Practice Manager
Sofie Vastano headshot
Austin Harmony Teacher Leadership Coach
National Programs
Jaime Dusinberre headshot
National Instructional Leadership Coach
Richard Feistman hedashot
National Director of Evaluation
Nathaniel Fleckenstein headshot
National Manager of Talent, Recruitment
Erin Haggerty headshot
Senior Technology and Operations Coordinator
Anna Matejka headshot
National Data and Evaluation Coordinator
Cary Sabados headshot
National Instructional Leadership Coach
Michael Savoy headshot
National Coaching Manager
National Team & Operations
Sarah Campbell headshot
Senior National Special Projects Associate
Jason Carpp headshot
Director of Development
Nicole Gary headhsot
National Manager of Talent, HR
Kevin Grant headshot
Director of Finance
Erin Haggerty headshot
Senior Technology and Operations Coordinator
Jon Lees headshot
Grant Writer and Development Specialist
Zach Newirth headshot
Senior Website and Digital Media Coordinator
Lena Rothfarb headshot
Executive Support and Special Projects Associate
Mark Teoh headshot
Senior National Director of Research and Knowledge
Will Wiggins headshot
Senior Design Coordinator