Abby has been teaching social studies in both charter and public schools for 10 years. She has crafted and implemented social studies curriculum, wrote and assessed data for Interim Assessments, and created classroom structures that have led to a 100% pass rate for NY State Regents for 3+ years in a row. Abby is passionate about infusing social studies curriculum with multiple modes of entry, establishing useful and effective classroom structures for management and rigorous learning, and infusing themes of social justice to encourage students to be more civically engaged.
Carl has been a leader in New York City public education for over 13 years. He has expertise in curriculum design, instruction, programming, professional development, as well as experience building and sustaining new schools. Carl is passionate about repairing students relationships with math and helping schools to live their visions through their systems and structures.
Dr. Lance Ozier has been a classroom teacher & literacy coach at the elementary, middle & secondary education levels. Having also spent 15 seasons in the Catskill Mountains of upstate NY at Morry’s Camp, he serves on the American Camp Assoc.’s 5-year impact study task-force examining camp as an out-of-school time context that prepares youth for college, career, & life-long success.
Errol is a Nonprofit Director making significant impact in the Education and Healthcare fields over the past decade. He is currently the founding director of an Adult Education program, where he designed workforce development and family engagement programs to impact over 500 Bronx lives within 3 years of the program’s launch.
Shannon has been a leader in New York City and Connecticut schools for more than 12 years. She has worked in public, public charter and magnet schools. She has expertise in curriculum design, instruction, and culturally responsive literature and pedagogical practices, as well as literacy intervention and Advance Placement instruction to ensure all students are successful.
Kobi is a facilitator, trainer, educator, and executive coach and has trained thousands of people worldwide in transformative leadership development, facilitation, and advocacy for social change. He is committed to making transformational change a reality through education and skill-based practice that empowers people to turn their beliefs into behaviors, and their goals into reality.
Dr. Laura Rigolosi is an experienced and dynamic educator who has worked with hundreds of teachers to strengthen their curricula and pedagogy, through one-on-one mentorship and large-scale workshops in a variety of school environments. Laura’s research-based approach to teaching and learning have resulted in hundreds of teachers shifting their pedagogy, resulting in higher student engagement and student growth.
Jacob has been in leadership roles in public, public charter and non-profit organizations for more than 10 years. He brings expertise in family and community partnerships, special education, equity, cultural responsiveness, board development and adapting instruction to meet individual student needs. Jacob is dedicated to ensuring every child, family and school he connects with reach his/her/hir’s fullest potential.
Amrita has been a part of the New York City public charter education system for more than 10 years. Her experience and success in developing and implementing science curricula have been essential to the growth of a new high school. She has leadership expertise in the science department as well as in master scheduling, programming, and test coordination.
Aliyah has experience teaching both middle school and high school. She’s had the unique experience of teaching in public and charter schools and being a founding staff member of two high schools. Over the past 12 years, Aliyah has developed experience as a Special Educator, ELA Teacher and an Administrator. These experiences have afforded her with the opportunity to excel in the areas of lesson planning, unit planning, curriculum planning and developing project based assessments.
Rene has been a Special Educator in New York City public education for more than 13 years. He has expertise in Restorative and Transformative Practices. Rene designs creative curriculum that is both relevant and culturally responsive leading to instruction and assessment practices that create a warm yet rigorous experience for every student. He has experience building and sustaining authentic relationships with young people with diverse backgrounds and ability levels.
Lisa has been a high school teacher for over 12 years. She has experience teaching foreign language in private, public and charter school settings. Through her teaching/administrative experience, Lisa has developed expertise in curriculum design, engaging instruction, lesson planning, professional development, and assessment creation.
Jen has been a leader in New York City public and public charter education for more than 13 years. She has expertise in curriculum design, instruction, professional development, and assessment practices, as well as experience building and sustaining new schools and managing literacy at the district level. Jen is passionate about transforming systems, developing individual capacity and potential, and making a brighter and better society.