Our NextGen Leaders

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Fall 2017 Cohort

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Alesha Arscott

Senior Director of Talent

Charter School Growth Fund

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Tony Ashton

Executive Director

Teach For America - Idaho

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Mya Baker

Senior Director of Curriculum

Uplift Education - Dallas, Fort Worth

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Mala Batra

Chief of Staff

Aspire Public Schools

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Tasha Booker

Executive Director

City Year - Columbus

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Gregory Callaham

Director of Social-Emotional Learning

Alpha Public Schools

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Sarah Chandler

Director

The Broad Center

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Aisha Chappell

Senior Director of Math Program

Blue Engine

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Dr. Mahnaz Charania

Former Director of Strategic Planning, Research, & Evaluation

Fulton County Schools

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Dr. Ricardo Esquivel

Executive Director

Wonderful College Prep Academy

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Adriana Figueroa Murrietta

Executive Director

Pike and Susan Sullivan Foundation

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Michael Franco

Vice President of Secondary Program

IDEA Public Schools

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Crystal Gonzales

Executive Director

New Venture Fund, English Language Learner Success Forum

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Sanford Johnson

Co-founder & Deputy Director of Advocacy

Mississippi First

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Devin Krugman

Head of School

East Bay Innovation Academy

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Carlos Marquez

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

California Charter Schools Association

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Amit Patel

Partner

Owl Ventures

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Felipe Perez

Director of Accountability

Chicago Public Schools, Network 3

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Ashley B. Stewart

Senior Associate, Talent & Leadership Development

The Annie E. Casey Foundation

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Stacey Wang

Partner

Transcend Education

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Bryant Weinberg Jones

Chief Investment Officer

Boston Schools Fund

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Elizabeth Whittaker-Walker

Director of Public Policy & Practice

The Council of Michigan Foundations

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Analiza Wolf

Managing Director of Talent

East Harlem Tutorial Program

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Nicole Young

Executive Director

Bard Early College in New Orleans

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Spring 2017 Cohort

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Isabel Acosta

Director of Operations

Great Public Schools Now

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Cheyenne Batista São Roque

Founding Principal & Managing Director

East Harlem Scholars Academies

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Lizzie Choi

Chief Program Officer

Summit Public Schools

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Mohammed Choudhury

Incoming Chief of Innovation

San Antonio Independent School District

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George Deveney

Vice President of New Site Development

City Year

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Jose Fuentes

Principal

First Avenue School

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Vanessa Gonzalez

Vice President of Operations & Strategy

Education Forward DC

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Tremaine Johnson

Deputy Director

JerseyCAN

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Jeff Kang

State Engagement Manager

EducationSuperHighway

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Stephanie Lo

Director of Programs, TED-Ed

TED

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Andrea Lopez Fernandez

Principal

IDEA College Preparatory San Juan

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Jennie Magiera

Chief Innovation Officer

Des Plaines School District 62

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Dr. Artesius Miller

Founder & Executive Director

Utopian Academy for the Arts

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Colleston Morgan, Jr.

Chief Strategy Officer

Orleans Parish School Board

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Dr. Icela Pelayo

Deputy Director, Options for Parents & Families Division

New Mexico Public Education Department

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Betsy Peterson

Managing Director

STRIVE Prep

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Jamilah Prince-Stewart

Founding Executive Director

FaithActs for Education

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Steven Purcell

Director of College Partnerships

KIPP Foundation

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Tracy Session

Oakland Community Team Lead

Teach For America - Bay Area

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MaryJane Skjellerup

Managing Director

GO Public Schools

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Steven Toledo

Deputy Director

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

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Laina Vlasnik Yip

Director of the Charter Network Accelerator

Achievement First

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Jason Weeby

Senior Fellow

Bellwether Education Partners

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Shawna Wells

Partner, Education Sector

The Management Center

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Juliana Worrell

Associate Managing Director

Uncommon Schools

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Fall 2016 Cohort

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Carlos Beato

Founding Principal

International High School at Langley Park

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Samir Bolar

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Mastery Design Collaborative

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La Mikia Castillo

National Organizing Director

National Foster Youth Institute

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Josh Crosson

Senior Policy Director

Ed Allies

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Adam Falkner

Executive Director

Dialogue Arts Project

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Odiaka Gonzalez

Executive Director

Oakland Leaf

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Melissa Harris

Senior Executive Director

NYC Department of Education Office of School Design and Charter Partnerships

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Angela Harvey-Bowen

Deputy Chief of Professional Learning

Friendship Public Charter School

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Christina Henderson

Director

Council of the District of Columbia's Committee on Education

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Dynasti Hunt

Vice President of Human Resources

Rocketship Education

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John Little, III

Director of The Surge Team

Memphis Lift

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Norma López

Governance & Collaboration/Development Manager

East Coast Migrant Head Start Project

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Landon Mascareñaz

Executive Director, Strategy Development & Family Empowerment

Office of Family and Community Engagement, Denver Public Schools

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Charles McDonald

Senior Fellow, Advocacy and Engagement

Education Cities

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Mary Moran

Co-Founder

Our Voice Nuestra Voz

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Eleisha Nelson

Deputy Director of Resident Training, The Broad Residency in Urban Education

The Broad Center

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Akshai J. Patel

Chief Executive Officer

Phoenix Collegiate Academy

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Shauntel Poulson

Co-Founder & General Partner

Reach Capital

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Seth Saavedra

Director, Talent & Advancement

NACA Inspired Schools Network

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Jessica Santana

Co-Founder

New York On Tech

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Jonathan Tiongco

Founding Principal & Senior Advisor, Next Gen Learning

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

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Samantha Tweedy

Chief Advancement Officer

Uncommon Schools

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Spring 2016 Cohort

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Lisa Ahn

Director of Consulting

LeaderSpring

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Daniel Assisi

Managing Director for Data, Operations and Information Technologies

California Charter Schools Association

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Tenicka Boyd

Senior Director of Organizing

StudentsFirstNY

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Ian Esquibel

Executive Director

Learning Alliance

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Marvin Figueroa

Senior Policy Advisor

United States Senate

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Antonio Freitas

Early Childhood Deputy Director

The Children's Aid Society

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Maile Hadley

Programs & Operations Director

Zeno Math

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Onuka Ibe

Vice President of Program

College Summit

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Anson Jackson

Associate Managing Director

Uplift Education

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Aleesia Johnson

Innovation Officer

Indianapolis Public Schools

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Tara Lentz

Senior Director of Programs

Conexión Américas

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David Lopez

Executive Director

Teach For America - San Diego

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Jonathan Lopez

Managing Director, Impact

City Year Los Angeles

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Kristen McCaw

Chief of Staff

Summit Public Schools

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Jelani McEwen

Director of External Affairs

Illinois Network of Charter Schools

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Joyce Medina Harper

Executive Director

Dougherty Foundation

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Makiyah Moody

Senior Consultant

La Piana Consulting

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Sehreen Noor Ali

Vice President of Business Development

Noodle.com

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Janis Ortega

National Director of Partnerships

New Leaders

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Roy Quinto

Principal

Saint Joseph's School

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Michelle Russell

Principal

TEAM Englewood Community Academy

Sheila Sarem

Sheila Sarem

Founder

Basta

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Erin Trent Johnson

Independent Consultant & Advisor

Bellwether Education Partners

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Fall 2015 Cohort

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Nikki Bridges

Associate Managing Director

Uncommon Schools

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Maya Bugg

Chief Executive Officer

Tennessee Charter Schools Center

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Candace Crawford

Director, College Counseling

E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

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Krupa Desai

Chief Strategy Officer

Citizens of the World Charter Schools

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Keara Duggan

Director of Design and Implementation

Education Elements

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Elsa Duré

Chief Executive Officer

Rhode Island Mayoral Academies

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Sarah Figueroa

Chief Operating Officer

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

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Anpao Duta Flying Earth

Head of School & Associate Director

Native American Community Academy

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Rafael Gallardo

Director of Personalized Learning

Puget Sound Educational Service District

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Dolores Gonzalez

Chief Program Officer

IDEA Public Schools

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Disha Jain

Managing Director of Leaders

ReNEW Charter Management Organization

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Kai Kung

Program Officer

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Chris Liang-Vergara

Chief, Learning Innovation

LEAP Innovations

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Jamar McKneely

Chief Executive Officer

InspireNOLA

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Katiusca Moreno

Senior Managing Director of Organizational Culture Initiatives

Teach For America

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Al Motley

Chief Technology Officer

Matchbook Learning

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Veronica Palmer

Co-Founder and Co-CEO

RISE Colorado

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Phillip M. Robinson, Jr.

Executive Director & Vice President

City Year, Cleveland

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Nickolas Rodriguez

Principal

Delivery Associates

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Dena Simmons

Director of Education

Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence

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Ash Solar

Executive Director

GO Public Schools

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Marquis Taylor

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Coaching4Change

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Hoa Truong

Director, The Broad Residency

The Broad Center

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Gabrielle Wyatt

Chief Strategy Officer

Civic Builders

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Spring 2015 Cohort

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Kara Allen Soldati

President and Chief Executive Officer

United Friends of the Children

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Victoria Ankrah

Executive Director

Acelero Learning Camden Philadelphia

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Luis Avila

Senior Vice President

270 Strategies

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Jonathan Blasher

Pacific Northwest Executive Director

Playworks

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Kenya Bradshaw

Vice President, Community Engagement

The New Teacher Project

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Eric Chan

Partner

Charter School Growth Fund

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Elena Chavez Quezada

Senior Program Officer

Walter and Elise Haas Fund

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Naressa Cofield

Director, Excellence in Programming

Choice Foundation

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Alejandro Gac-Artigas

Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Springboard Collaborative

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Kelly Garcia

Executive Director

Summit Public School K2

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Michael Gomez

Principal

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School

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Christina Grant

Assistant Superintendent

Philadelphia School District

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Hrag Hamalian

Executive Director

Bright Star Schools

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David Hardy, Jr.

Deputy Superintendent of Academics

Saint Louis Public Schools

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Sikander Iqbal

Former Chief of Staff

Youth UpRising

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April Knox

Managing Director of School Support

Schools That Can Milwaukee

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Naoko Kudo

Director of Operations

The Primary School

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Leonard Medlock

Director, Concierge

EdSurge

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Pablo Mejia

Director of Individualized Learning

IDEA Public Schools

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Neela Rathinasamy

Assistant Superintendent of Operations

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

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Adrian Ruiz

Executive Director

Espiritu Community Development Corporation

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Paola Santana

Director, Education & Workforce Development

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

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Antonio A. Saunders

Regional Partner

Teach For America

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Kameelah Shaheed-Diallo

Vice President, Strategy & Community Engagement

The Mind Trust

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Spring 2014 Cohort

Altenburg, Russ

Russ Altenburg

Co-founder & Partner

Reframe Labs

Alvarado, Celia

Celia Alvarado

Vice President, Corps Member and Alumni Impact

Teach For America

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Amber Banks Grubb

Partnership Specialist & Equity Advocate

Oakland Unified School District

Bassey, Offiong

Offiong Bassey

Director of the Bailey-Sullivan Leadership Institute

Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO)

Bossier, Sharhonda

Sharhonda Bossier

Vice President, Advocacy & Engagement

Education Cities

Brack, Emmile

Emmile Brack

Vice President of Operations

Aspire Public Schools

Braganza, Christina

Christina Braganza

Vice President of Special Services

Achievement First

Brown, Alison

Alison Brown

Senior Director of History Achievement

Achievement First

DeLeon, Christine

Christine DeLeon

Senior Director, Personalized Learning

Education Cities

Garcia Urban, Nella

Nella García Urban

Vice President of Talent

YES Prep Public Schools

Garriot, Omar

Omar Garriott

Director of Product Marketing

Salesforce.org

Gupta, Ravi

Ravi Gupta

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Republic Charter Schools

Orville, Jackson

Orville Jackson

Senior Policy & Research Officer

College Futures Foundation

Jimenez, Laura

Laura Jiménez

Director

The Center for College and Career Readiness and Success

Lee, Dominique

Dominique Lee

Founder & Executive Director

BRICK Academy

Lesser, Bob

Bob Lesser

Founder & Executive Director

Mott Hall Charter School

Leyva, R.D.

R.D. Leyva

Latinos for Education

Lujan, Claudia

Claudia Luján

Senior Policy Analyst

D.C. Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education

Montoya, Mike

Mike Montoya

Senior Director

The Broad Center

Osagie, Kimberly

Kimberly Osagie

Doctoral Candidate, Education Leadership

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Shells, Stacey

Stacey Shells

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

ReGeneration Schools

Tricoche, Esther

Esther Tricoche

Associate Partner

NewSchools Venture Fund (NSVF)

Walker, Aaron

Aaron Walker

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Camelback Ventures

Weaver, Kareem

Kareem Weaver

Executive Director, Bay Area

New Leaders

Williamson, Erica

Erica Williamson Phillips

Southern CT Director & VP Growth

All Our Kin

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