Committed to thought and action, Ascend Learning advances bold ideas for closing the achievement gap in urban America—and offers hundreds of children a path to college at its network of public charter schools.


Steven F. Wilson Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Elena Day Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Epstein Chief Financial Officer
Susan Pollock Chief Real Estate and Planning Officer
Elizabeth Hun (Betsey) Schmidt Chief Curriculum Officer
Brandon Sorlie Chief Academic Officer


Kelly O. Bowers Director of Academic Development
Daniel Hayman Director of Data and Analytics
Ashley Hughes Academic Operations Specialist
Nicaury (Nikki) Vargas Dean of Spanish Language Instruction
Zelda Washington Director of Cultural Development
Jennifer Young Director of Student Services


Tim Betts Consultant
Elizabeth Milch Consultant


Charlise Manuel Associate Director of Finance
Andrew Whyte Finance Associate
Jonathan Wong Finance and Administrative Associate


Pascale Artamin Director of School Operations
Anthony Lanzi Maintenance Technician
Neibaur McCarrey Director of Facilities

Strategic planning, legal, and external affairs

Susan Bakst Director of Community Outreach and External Affairs
Josue Cofresi Manager of Regulatory Affairs and Planning
Cherry Pacquette Associate Director of External Affairs

Talent and recruitment

Maureen Higgins Director of Talent Recruitment
Annie Hopkins Manager of Talent and Recruitment
Brittany Regis Talent Recruitment Associate


Hosnel Guerrier IT Support Technician
Emeka Ibekweh Director of Technology
Andy Tsang IT Support Technician

Ascend Learning board of directors

Marty Linsky Board Chairman
Matthew Clark Director
Steven F. Wilson Director

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