Our Team

The NewSchools team draws on extensive experience from across the education, business, policy, and nonprofit sectors to help find, fund, and support teams of educators and innovators.

Nour Abdelmonem

Chief of Staff

Brittany Lynne Adams

Manager, Communications and Digital Marketing

Lacey Allen

Associate Partner, Learning Solutions

Maggie Andrews

Director, Development

Jason Atwood

Director, Research and Learning

Valerie Braimah

Senior Associate Partner, Innovative Schools

Dorenyse Diaz

Associate Partner, Management Assistance

Wendy-Ann Dixon-DuBois

Director, Communications

Thea Fennira

Senior Executive Assistant, Learning Solutions

Pete Fishman

Pete Fishman

Senior Partner, Teaching Reimagined

Crystel Harris

Director, People

Jessica Henry

Director, Operations

Mia Howard

Managing Partner, Innovative Schools

Cody Jones

Senior Coordinator, Finance

Delicia Jones

Chief Strategy Officer

Cecilia Juan

Manager, Development

Matt Kastellec

Manager, Systems and Knowledge Management

Ruth Ann Le

Senior Executive Assistant

Gina Lee

Senior Coordinator, Grants and Contracts

Ana León-Santos

Associate Partner, Equitable Investing

Chris Lozier

Chief Operating Officer

Heather McManus

Chief Learning Officer

Kody Melancon

Associate Partner, Innovative Schools

Frances Messano

Chief Executive Officer

Vanessa Monterosa

Senior Associate Partner, Learning Solutions

Stefanie Pleiss

Manager, Data Analytics

Eddy Ramirez

Senior Manager, Communications

Dan Segal

Senior Manager, Research & Learning

Nathan Shiferaw

Senior Analyst, Innovative Schools

Erin Stark

Partner, Learning Differences

Ariana Valenzuela

Partner, Innovative Schools

Andrew Vega

Senior Associate Partner, Innovative Schools

Cameron White

Senior Partner, Learning Solutions & Learning Differences

Natalie Wilson

Partner, Equitable Investing