Our leadership team

Our team possesses a collective 300+ years of teaching experience, and many of our leaders previously served in key roles in leading educational and technology-based organizations.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Vice President of External Relations

Vice President of Human Resources and Operations

Vice President of Program Delivery

Vice President of Policy and Advocacy

Vice President of Academic Innovation and Performance

Senior Director of Portfolio Division

Vice President of Partnerships

Board of directors

The New Classrooms Board of Directors provides strategic direction and oversight for the organization.

Susan Asiyanbi

Chief Transformation Officer
Teach For America

Trey Beck

Former Managing Director
D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

Emma Bloomberg

CEO and Founder

Palmina Fava

Vinson & Elkins

Shavar Jeffries

National President
Democrats for Education Reform

Kelly Merryman

President and Chief Operating Officer

Rob Stavis

Bessemer Venture Partners

Gideon Stein

The Moriah Fund

Jeff Wetzler

Transcend Education

Mark Zurack

Senior Lecturer in Finance
Columbia Business School

Lewis Leiboh (Observer)

Senior Program Officer, Educational Technology
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Chris Plutte (Observer)

Managing Director
Bezos Family Foundation

Mike Bezos
(Emeritus, Founding
Board Member)

Vice President and Co-Founder
Bezos Family Foundation

Co-founders Joel Rose and Chris Rush also serve on the Board of Directors.

Board of

The New Classrooms Board of Advisors is a volunteer team of prominent education leaders who provide strategic guidance on academic and organizational issues including learning progressions, program research, evaluation design, school culture, teacher professional development, organizational design, fiscal management, governmental relations and communications.

Norman Atkins

Co-Founder and President
Relay Graduate School of Education

Robert Avossa

Senior Vice-President
LRP Publications
Former Superintendent
Palm Beach County School District

Doug Borchard

Managing Partner
New Profit Inc.

Anthony Bryk

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Tom Carroll

President Emeritus
National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future

Chris Cerf

Former Commissioner of Education
State of New Jersey

Susan Fine

Former Chief Academic Officer
New Classrooms

Susan Fuhrman

President Emerita
Teachers College, Columbia University

Margo Georgiadis

President and CEO

Bradley Horowitz

Vice President and Advisor

John Katzman

Chief Executive Office and Founder
Noodle Education
Former Chairman and Founder

Wendy Kopp

CEO and Co-Founder
Teach for All
Teach for America

Dave Levin


Joshua Lewis

Founder and Managing Principal
Salmon River Capital

Jeff Li

Math Teacher
KIPP Infinity Charter School

Ellen Moir

Founder and CEO (ret.)
The New Teacher Center

Joe Negron

Managing Director of Middle School

Adam Pisoni

Founder and CEO
Abl Schools

Doug Rohde

Engineering Manager and Education Community Liaison
Google Inc.

Richard Sarnoff

Chairman of Media, Entertainment, and Education

Philip Uri Treisman, PhD

Executive Director
The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin

Marla Ucelli-Kashyap

Assistant to the President for Educational Issues
American Federation of Teachers

Tom Vander Ark

Getting Smart

Gene Wilhoit

Center for Innovation in Education
Former Executive Director
Council of Chief State School Officers

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