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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
Lindsay Sobel headshot
Senior Executive Director
Regions

California

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

Colorado

Mark Sass headshot
Colorado State Director

Illinois

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

Indiana

Rachel Hathaway headshot
Indiana Interim Executive Director
Yohan Chang headshot
Indiana Policy Coordinator
Gretchen Stullken headshot
Indianapolis Teacher Leadership Coach

Massachusetts

Paul Toner headshot
Senior Director of National Policy, Partnerships and Northeast Region
Melissa Grubbs headshot
Instructional Program Manager
Chris Marino headshot
Massachusetts & Rhode Island Policy Manager
Rita Pello headshot
Massachusetts & Rhode Island Regional Program Coordinator

Mississippi

Aisha Carson headshot
Mississippi State Director

Nevada

Alex Bybee headshot
Nevada State Director

New Mexico

Hope Morales headshot
New Mexico State Director
Liz Wolber headshot
New Mexico Program Associate

Pennsylvania

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

Texas

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 Director of Program Design and Innovation
Richard Feistman hedashot
National Director of Evaluation
Anna Matejka headshot
National Data and Evaluation Coordinator
Cary Sabados headshot
National Director of Teacher Leadership Development
Michael Savoy headshot
National Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Programs
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
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