Meet Our Leadership Team

New Classrooms is committed to an organizational culture that values imaginative thinking, superior execution, ongoing professional development, and open and purposeful collaboration. The individuals who make up the New Classrooms team possess a diverse set of talents. 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.

Joel-Rose
Co-­Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Chris-Rush
Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer
Jason-Schmidt
Chief Financial Officer
Jessica-Carey
Vice President of Talent
Beth-Cohen
Vice President of External Relations
Jodi-Ann-Mastronardi
Senior Director, Central Program Integration
Theresa-Poprac
Vice President of Growth and Expansion
Christine-Sargant
Vice President of Program Delivery
Jerry-Wang
Vice President of Technology
Michael-Watson
Vice President, Policy and Advocacy
Jason-Williams
Vice President, District and School Partnerships

Board of Directors

Trey Beck
Chairman
Innovations for Poverty Action
Former Managing Director
D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.

Mike Bezos
Vice President and Co-Founder
Bezos Family Foundation

Emma Bloomberg
CEO and Founder
Murmuration

 

Palmina Fava
Partner
Paul Hastings LLP

Shavar Jeffries
National President
Democrats for Education Reform

Paul Massey
Founding Partner & CEO
B6 Real Estate Advisors

Gideon Stein
Founder and Former CEO
LightSail

Jeff Wetzler
Co-Founder
Transcend

Sara Allan (observer)
Deputy Director
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Rob Stavis (observer)
Partner
Bessemer Venture Partners
Joel Rose and Chris Rush also serve on the Board of Directors.

Board of Advisors

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
President
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

John Katzman
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Noodle Education
Former Chairman & Founder
2U

Wendy Kopp
CEO and Co-Founder
Teach for All
Founder
Teach for America

Dave Levin
Co-Founder
KIPP
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
Wes Moore
CEO
Robin Hood Foundation
Joe Negron
Managing Director of Middle School
KIPP NYC

Tom Payzant
Former Professor of Practice
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Former Superintendent
Boston Public Schools

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
KKR

Philip Uri Treisman, Ph.D.
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
Founder
Getting Smart

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

Jessie Woolley-Wilson
Chair, CEO, and President
DreamBox Learning