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.

Elaine Lenore Flaherty

Elaine Lenore Flaherty

Senior Manager

Elaine Lenore Flaherty is the Senior Manager on the Finance team at NewSchools Venture Fund.  Elaine is responsible for managing the accounting system and improving processes to automate and streamline financial reporting.

Prior to NewSchools, Elaine served as the Grants Manager at Aspire Public Schools working with principals to develop budgets allocating federal, state and private grant dollars to promote school priorities. At Aspire, Elaine directed food services overseeing the National School Lunch Program at 31 schools serving over 12,000 students across California. Before Aspire, Elaine was an accountant for The Achievement Network in Boston, MA. Elaine graduated from Gordon College in Wenham, MA with a degree in International Affairs.

 Elaine far prefers the Californian sun over Boston winters. When she’s not teaching classes at The Bar Method you can find her chasing around her two young sons.