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

Elaine Lenore

Director

Elaine Lenore is the Director of Finance at NewSchools Venture Fund. Elaine is responsible for budgeting, financial reporting, and overseeing the accounting system and finance team operations.

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.