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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
Anya Grottel-Brown headshot
Vice President of Communications and Media
Lindsay Sobel headshot
Vice President of Policy and External Affairs
Regions

California

Sarah Lillis headshot
California Executive Director

Colorado

Mark Sass headshot
Colorado Executive Director

Illinois

Joshua Kaufmann headshot
Senior Executive Director
Jennifer Adams
Berkeley Teacher Leadership Coach
Kristen Ciciora headshot
Illinois Director of Instructional Programs
Bill Curtin
Illinois Policy Manager and Teacher Leadership Coach
Crystal Jameau
Illinois Program Associate
Sinthu Ramalingam
Illinois Early Childhood Policy Manager

Indiana

Rachel Hathaway headshot
Indiana Executive Director
Yohan Chang headshot
Indiana Policy Coordinator

Massachusetts & Rhode Island

Paul Toner headshot
Senior Director of National Policy, Partnerships and Northeast Region
Chris Marino headshot
Massachusetts & Rhode Island Policy Manager

Mississippi

Sanford Johnson
Mississippi Executive Director

Nevada

Dr. Tonia Holmes-Sutton
Nevada Interim State Director

New Mexico

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

Pennsylvania

Laura Boyce headshot
Pennsylvania Executive Director
Karen Drexler
Teacher Leadership Coach
Wintre Foxworth Johnson, Ph.D.
Teacher Leadership Coach
Andrew Knips headshot
Teacher Leadership Coach

Texas

 Kevin Malonson headshot
Texas Executive Director
Alyssa Glenn
Texas Program Associate
Donna (DeeDee) Hendricks headshot
Houston Teacher Leadership Coach
Dan Mendoza headshot
Dallas Teacher Leadership Coach
Antonio Sangueza, Jr.
Texas Program Coordinator
Rahshundra Scott-Covington headshot
Texas Instructional Practice Manager
D Thompson
Texas Policy Manager
Sofie Vastano
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
Jason Carpp headshot
Director of Development
Nicole Gary headhsot
National Director of Talent
Salesforce Database Consultant
Kevin Grant headshot
Director of Finance
James Jack
Research Associate
Jon Lees headshot
Grant Writer and Development Specialist
Zach Newirth headshot
Senior Website and Digital Media Coordinator
Kathy Pierre
Senior National Coordinator of Communications and Media
Mark Teoh headshot
Senior National Director of Research and Knowledge