High School Staff

High School Staff

Leadership

Esosa Ogbahon

Principal

Nicki Lowell

Assistant Principal

NINTH Grade

Angel Pena

Math

Deborah McLaughlin

Science

Elena Canaras-Raoul

ICT

Humberto Castello

US History

TBD

English

Yudy Vanegas

Spanish and ENL

Leonardo Catricala

Teaching Artist

Chrystal Ritter

Teaching Artist

Student Supports

Helemarie Hidalgo

Social Worker

Operations & Data

Evelin Zumba

Director of Operations

Leslie Lopez

School Aide

Anthony Bhimsain

Data Analyst
All Campuses

Board

Nancy Lewson Kurz
Board Chair and CEO
Beginning with Children

Michelle Brooks
Senior Director, Treasurer
Chobani

Chris Gaulin
HealthCor Management, L.P.
Portfolio Manager

Deborah Goldfarb
Managing Director
Barclays Capital

Mychal Harrison
Senior Vice President
Deloitte CRG

Eric Hoffman
Principal
Centerbridge Partners, L.P.

Kofi N. Kankam
Co-Founder and CEO
Admit.me

Marshall King
Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Justin Nowell
Associate
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Carol F. Reich, Ph.D (1935-2019)
Co-Founder
Beginning with Children

Joseph H. Reich
Emeritus Board Member, Co-Founder
Beginning with Children

Founders Joe and Carol Reich

The principles we were building our school on, presented something potentially huge in education reform. These principles-parental choice, freedom to operate in a manner consistent with the needs of specific children, parent involvement, longer school days and a longer school year, merit compensation for teachers-could be a game changer for children of poverty. It was the growing sense of this possibility that re-energized us and gave us the strength to push on, for as long as necessary.

We both shared a common and basic belief: families of means can afford to send their children to private schools or relocate to an affluent neighborhood where public schools have greater resources. The poor cannot. We recoiled against this injustice. We made it our own struggle.