Team

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.

Officers

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

Academic

Kelly O. Bowers Managing Director of Implementation and Training
Janna Genzlinger Managing Director of Brooklyn Ascend Charter School
Betsy Olney Goldfarb Managing Director of Upper Schools
Daniel Hayman Director of Data and Analytics
Saliha Vehra Academic Data Associate
Jennifer Young Director of Student Services

Curriculum

Jeremy Abarno Director of Math Instruction
Ana Appel Curriculum Specialist for Lower School Literacy and Science
Tim Betts Curriculum Specialist for Middle School Literacy
Dellianna Burrows Director of Lower School Literacy
Lincoln Campbell Curriculum Specialist for Middle School Math and Science
Maria Falgoust Manager of Library Programs and Services
Miriam Marek Kuritzkes Associate Director of Humanities
Chloe Muller Curriculum Specialist for Lower School Literacy
Beth Ogbahon Curriculum Specialist for Lower School Literacy
Jessica Roman Curriculum Specialist for Lower School Math
Nicaury (Nikki) Vargas Director of Spanish Language Instruction

Finance

Charlise Manuel Director of Finance
Juan Taveras Director of Human Resources
Andrew Whyte Finance Associate
Jonathan Wong Finance and Administrative Associate

Operations

Joe Aque Maintenance Technician
Genevieve de Gaillande Director of School Operations
Ashley Hughes Academic Operations Specialist
Anthony Lanzi Facility Manager

Strategic planning, real estate, 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
Rajwantie Sahai Education Planning Manager

Talent and recruitment

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

Technology

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

Ascend Learning board of directors

Marty Linsky Board Chairman
Chris Cerf Director
Matthew Clark Director
David Graff Director
Steven F. Wilson Director

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