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Our Team

We believe that great teachers are the key to an excellent education for our students. Without great teachers, nothing else matters. We work  to recruit, train, and retain excellent teachers and staff who are mission-aligned, believe in our students’ limitless potential, and are committed to growing their craft. Meet our team below.

Organizational Team

Alexandra Steinhauer

Managing Director, School Systems & Operations

She/Her/Hers

Ariana Nunez

Student Recruitment Manager

She/Her/Hers

Ben Cruse

Managing Director, Curriculum & Instruction

He/Him/His

Deyaneira Alvarado

Enrollment & State Reporting Manager

She/Her/Hers

Erika Johnson

Director of Literacy & Intervention

She/Her/Hers

Kathleen Stevens

School Nurse

She/Her/Hers

Modesto Montero

Executive Director

He/Him/His

Troy Jackson

Director of Talent

He/Him/His

Rochelle Collins

Managing Director, Culture & Student Supports

She/Her/Hers

Jaina Melendez

Main Office

She/Her/Hers

Lower Academy

Victoria VanZomeren

She/They
Dean of Science & Social Studies

Vivid Young

She/Her/Hers
ELA Teacher

William Leschber

He/Him/His
ELL

Yanela Cruz

She/Her/Hers
Lower Academy Head of School

Zooey Salazar

She/Her/Hers
ELA Teacher

Upper Academy

Abigail Bielski

She/Her/Hers
SST

AJ Santos

He/They
Upper Academy Head of School

Anthony Gibbs

He/Him/His
Director of Operations

Bena Aniagyei

She/Her/Hers
College & Career Counselor

Benjamin Castellano

He/Him/His
SchoolCounselor

Brittany Anderson

She/Her/Hers
College & Career Counselor

Caroline Holladay

She/Her/Hers
Regular / Honors Algebra II Teacher

Elizabeth Espiritusanto Moctezuma

She/Her/Hers
Operations Manager

Ella Romanelli

She/They
Student Services

Grecia Martinez

She/They
Human Geography

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