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.

Leo Bialis-White

Leo Bialis-White

Senior Associate Partner

Leo Bialis-White is a Senior Associate Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund, and he focuses on sourcing, funding, and supporting organizations that help redesign our nation’s schools. 

Prior to joining NewSchools, Leo served as Vice President of Customer Success and Chief of Staff for Schoolzilla, an education technology company. In addition, he has experience as a school psychologist, teacher, and research consultant spanning charters, traditional districts, and nonpublic schools. He has a PhD in Educational Psychology from UC Berkeley in addition to Psychology and Sociology degrees from the University of Georgia. He currently serves on the board of the Family Violence Law Center. 

He lives in Oakland, California with his wife and two boys. He enjoys trail running, longform journalism, and concerts that start at a reasonable hour.