Jessica Antonio

ELA Specialist

Jessica develops training and materials for teachers and leaders focused on high-quality instructional materials and standards-aligned instructional topics in elementary ELA/literacy and K-2 foundational reading skills. Prior to her role at SchoolKit, Jessica was a staff developer as well as an elementary teacher and team leader with Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. Jessica has several years of experience coaching teachers, designing and delivering professional development, and creating instructional frameworks for anti-racist teaching and learning best practices. Jessica has an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with emphases in Teacher Leadership and Minority and Urban Education and a B.S. in Elementary Education, both earned from the University of Maryland, College Park. In her free time, Jessica loves to exercise outdoors, travel, and try new restaurants.

Maya Becton

Director

Maya supports state, district, and school leaders to improve student outcomes through strategic planning, coaching, and training. Maya has 17 years of experience in the field of education, with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction and Instructional Leadership Coaching. She has served as a teacher and district curriculum coordinator. She has also led instructional improvement in her roles as Managing Director of Program Continuum for Teach For America St Louis and Senior Director of School Support for the Achievement Network. Maya earned her Ed.S. in Instructional Leadership from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, her M.S. in Postsecondary Education and English from Troy University Montgomery and B.S. from Florida A&M University.

In addition to her passion for pursuing educational equity for all students, Maya enjoys being a football and golf mom and enjoys all things Mardi Gras, given her Gulf Coast roots.

Rachel Bradshaw

Director

Rachel leads partnerships with state and district leaders working to improve student experiences and outcomes through strong core curriculum, coherent instructional systems, and close attention to equity. She began her career as a high school English language arts and humanities teacher in Boston Public Schools, where her proudest moment was coaching her school's debate team to the national urban championship tournament. Before joining SchoolKit full-time she consulted independently on projects in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas; she has also served as Senior Director of Literacy and Humanities for the Tennessee Department of Education and as Manager of Instructional Policy for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Rachel holds an Ed.D. in leadership and policy from Boston University, an M.Ed. in teaching and curriculum from Harvard University, and a B.A. in English from Yale University. She was born and raised in Honolulu but now lives near Nashville with her humans, dog, cats, pigs, and goats.

Vikki Brown

Math Specialist

Vikki (she/her/hers) is a K-8 math specialist at SchoolKit. In this role, Vikki designs and delivers mathematics professional learning for teachers and leaders and provides teacher and leader coaching and support. She is passionate about empowering educators with knowledge, resources, and best practices so that they, in turn, can empower our students. Vikki has extensive experience coaching educators and designing and facilitating school, district, and state-based professional learning for K-8 math educators and leaders across the United States. Vikki has a MAT in Elementary Education from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. from Syracuse University. She began her career teaching second grade in New Orleans, Louisiana. Vikki went on to teach first, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade math and was nominated in 2016 for the New Schools for New Orleans Excellence in Teaching Award. She has also supported teachers as a third and fourth-grade math interventionist. Over the past five years, she has supported curriculum implementation, designing and delivering professional learning, and creating curricular materials.

Vikki lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, with her two dogs and spends her free time reading, trying new restaurants with friends and family, and playing kickball.

Bridgette Brown Green

Director

Dr. Bridgette Brown Green serves as Director of Program Implementation. She supports state and district leaders with improving student outcomes through planning, training and coaching around high-quality instructional materials. Dr. Green has over 18 years of teaching and instructional leadership experience. She has passionately served as a teacher, assistant principal of instruction, and as a PK-12 school principal. Additionally, Dr. Green has engaged in leading and supporting instructional improvement in her role as a NIET District-Executive Master Teacher, a Louisiana Department of Education Consultant, a school turnaround consultant, and as the Director of Teaching and Learning for a large, urban school district. She is committed to supporting educators in improving student outcomes through her passion of instructional leadership development and coaching and strategic planning around curriculum, instruction and assessments.

Liz Budrionis

Chief Operating Officer

Elizabeth leads on the creation and oversight of internal systems for SchoolKit, as well as project management of professional learning programs for states, districts, and cohorts of educators. She has designed and managed programs for educators in large urban districts, including Denver Public Schools and she is the project lead for the Louisiana Department of Education’s ELA Content Leader Initiative. Prior to her current role, Elizabeth managed the programming and operations for a $1.2 million, 13-school Race to the Top grant consortium focused on implementation of the Common Core Standards and trained new teachers on pedagogy, classroom management, and diversity and inclusiveness with Teach for America. A former 11th and 12th grade teacher, Elizabeth taught chemistry and physics at an alternative placement charter school in Stamford, Connecticut. Elizabeth has an M.S. in Education from Southern Connecticut State University and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary. When she’s not working with leaders and teachers, she loves hiking and enjoying the Colorado sunshine.

Tirza Buelto

Director of Operations

Tirza manages the financial well-being of SchoolKit. With a background in K-12 education, EdTech, and FemTech, she has served as a Chief of Staff, playing a pivotal role in establishing and formalizing processes. Tirza has led numerous mid-to-large-scale strategic projects, showcasing expertise in strategic project management, operations, data management, and school district turnaround support. She brings a discerning eye and a sustainability mindset to systems development and continuous improvement.

Tirza holds a Master of Arts in special education from Ball State University, a Bachelor of Science from New York University, and is a Certified Scrum Master.

Nazo Burgy Salemi

Director

Nazo works with state, district, and school leaders to improve student outcomes through training, coaching, and strategic planning. She was previously principal of the Petworth Campus of Center City Public Charter Schools in Washington, DC, where, over an eight-year period, she led the campus to becoming a Tier 1 school. She began her career in education as a Teach For America elementary classroom teacher in Miami, Florida. Nazo earned her Ed.S. in Early Childhood Special Education from The George Washington University, her Ed.M. in School Leadership from The Harvard Graduate School of Education, and B.A. from Washington and Lee University. When she’s not supporting the work of teachers and leaders, she enjoys playing tennis and finding the best new restaurant in any city.

Manny Campos

Director of Talent and Human Resources

Manny oversees talent recruitment and human resources for SchoolKit. Prior to joining SchoolKit, he led full-time staff recruitment at Teach For America - New York, and oversaw the staffing of their regional Summer institute. During his time at TFA, Manny supported the region and its hiring managers to create hiring processes with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Prior to TFA, Manny was the Director of Recruitment at a small charter school network in the Northeast where he led talent strategy around hiring teachers, administrators, and staff, while also overseeing the recruitment and onboarding of 270 Americorps members yearly. Manny was born and raised in the South Bronx and is committed to working for organizations that help improve outcomes for the most vulnerable students in our society.

Michele Charles

Director of Partnerships

Michele heads up business development strategy at SchoolKit, where she closely partners with school systems to ensure they have the tools they need to bring high-quality instruction to students. Prior to SchoolKit, she managed K-12 partnerships at both large companies and high-growth start-ups, and taught 6th-grade Math & Science as a classroom teacher in Chicago Public Schools.

Michele earned her Masters in Teaching from the University of Chicago's Urban Teacher Education Program and her B.A. from Stanford University. When not collaborating with state and district leaders, you can find her playing with her high-energy pup Moana or searching for her next reality TV addiction. She currently resides in D.C., but loves to visit family and friends back home in Southern California.

Julia Cooper

ELA Senior Director

Julia leads the development and delivery of standards-aligned professional learning for ELA and disciplinary literacy teachers. Prior to her role with SchoolKit, Julia helped to design and implement a new Common Core-aligned curriculum as the English Language Arts Curriculum Manager for Center City Public Charter Schools, a network of six schools in Washington, DC. In this role, she developed curricular materials for literacy in grades 4 - 8, and provided content and curriculum-specific professional development and coaching to teachers and leaders. An experienced teacher, Julia taught middle school ELA for 6 years in South Louisiana, Washington, DC, and was a founding staff member of KIPP Whittier Middle School in Camden, NJ. A Philadelphia native, Julia left the City of Brotherly Love to study English at the University of Virginia, but has since returned. Outside of leading teacher training, Julia’s an avid cook and loves taking road trips to explore new cities.

Julia Dezen

Math Specialist

Julia Dezen (she/her) is a math specialist dedicated to disrupting the exclusionary culture of mathematics through her work with teachers, leaders, and communities. She joins the SchoolKit team with a background in K-12 mathematics and special education. She is the former Senior Director of Special Projects for SELF (Special Education Leader Fellowship) and Director of Mathematics at Instruction Partners. Prior to Instruction Partners, Julia worked at FirstLine Schools in New Orleans as the Math Director. In addition, Julia is a facilitator for UnboundEd’s Standards Institute, a representative on Louisiana’s Believe and Prepare Math Collaborative, a former Teaching Ambassador Fellow with the US Department of Education under Secretary Arne Duncan and Secretary John King, and an educator representative for the National Center of Education Statistics.

Julia resides in New Orleans, Louisiana where you can find her playing games with friends, reading a book by the bayou, or planning her next travel adventure.

Enid Dodson

ELA Specialist

Enid Dodson has extensive experience with supporting schools and districts across the country in improving instructional and leadership practices in understanding the demands of the ELA CCSS. Enid started her career in education as an elementary classroom teacher and instructional coach in large urban districts in Los Angeles, Tucson and Kansas City. She spent 10 years working at EL Education where she served on the authoring team of the groundbreaking EL Education K-8 Language Arts Curriculum. In addition to writing the curriculum, she designed and delivered curriculum-based professional development to schools and districts across the country. Enid has also worked with multiple national education reform organizations leading district partnerships as they work toward closing the achievement gap for underserved students. She currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, David and daughter, Emma. She enjoys nesting in her new home, walking her sweet dog, Milo, and drinking yummy wine with friends around the firepit.

Jessica Gibbs

Math Specialist

Jessica designs and facilitates professional learning content and provides coaching support to teachers and school leaders in K-5 mathematics. Jessica has wide-ranging experience facilitating school and district-based professional development that equips educators in achieving more equitable learning outcomes for students of all backgrounds. Jessica began her career as an upper elementary teacher in Detroit, Michigan before transitioning into a math instructional coaching role. Her love of learning led her back to Georgia for graduate school, where she most recently served as a Teacher Leader for KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools. Jessica has a M.Ed in Early Childhood Education from the University of Georgia and a B.A. from Spelman College. When not working, Jessica loves to travel, spend time with her family, and cross new Atlanta brunch spots off of her bucket list.

Amanda Haas

Math Specialist

Amanda is an Elementary Math Specialist at SchoolKit. Previously, Amanda has worked at both the school and regional level to develop curriculum, design and deliver teacher/leader professional development sessions, and coach school leaders to increase impact on student experiences and outcomes. Amanda formerly served as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Uncommon Schools Public Charter School in Camden, New Jersey, where she developed both math and literacy curriculum, coached teachers, and used data to drive instructional decisions at the school and regional level. Amanda began her educational career in New York City, where she worked as a grade team lead and content coach at Success Academy Charter Schools in Brooklyn. In this capacity, she taught full-time while leading a group of educators on her grade level around Common Core and data driven instruction. Amanda is passionate about educational equality and supporting both teachers and leaders in delivering a world class education to ALL students.

Katrina Hall

Operations Specialist

Katrina serves as the Operations Specialist at SchoolKit, where she oversees the
design and implementation of internal operational systems that support SchoolKit in
delivering services to our clients.

Prior to joining SchoolKit, she served as the Director of Operations and Strategy for a
charter school network, where she led an operations team and spearheaded the
curriculum, assessment, and data reporting strategy for the “Greenfield pilot —an
innovative middle school program designed to empower students with personalized
learning experiences. With a background in operations, program management and
strategy development, Katrina has led numerous impactful initiatives, showcasing
her expertise in aligning cross-functional efforts to optimize operational efficiency
and educational outcomes.

Katrina holds a Master of Education in Education Policy and Management from
Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of
Florida.

Stephanie Jackson

Director

Stephanie Jackson is a passionate educator, specializing in strategic planning, accelerated academic growth, leadership development, and data-driven decision making. She has dedicated her career to supporting students to reach their highest potential and ensuring educational equity and opportunity for all students. For the last 18 years she has served in multiple capacities, including as a Chief Academic Officer, school-based administrator, instructional coach, and teacher. During her career she has been named Teacher of the Year and a state Principal of the Year semi-finalist. When she is not focused on moving the educational needle, she is a dedicated mother who can be found on the football field cheering on Austin, 10, on the golf course getting in swings with Carlis, Jr., 12, or on the beach relaxing with a book with her husband of 13 years, Carlis, Sr.

Jess Kelly

EA and Business Development Manager

Bio coming soon.

Meredith Leonard

ELA Specialist

Meredith is a Literacy Content Specialist at SchoolKit. In this role, Meredith designs and delivers literacy professional learning and provides teacher coaching and support. Prior to joining SchoolKit, Meredith worked with schools across the nation on aligning curriculum and assessments to Common Core and supporting teachers and leaders with successful curriculum implementation. She supported New York City Public Schools as an ELA coach through content-specific professional development, data inquiry cycles, and leadership team development. She also served as a Literature Curriculum Specialist for a national charter network where she crafted Common Core-aligned curriculum for grades 6-8. Meredith began her career in DC Public Schools, serving for 9 years as a middle school ELA teacher and instructional coach. Each educational capacity in which Meredith has served has cultivated her interest in supporting educators to deliver equitable, high-quality instruction in classroom environments that are both challenging and supportive. Meredith lives in Washington, DC, and spends her free time exploring her favorite city and traveling to see her family on the Jersey Shore.

Autumn Luck

Project Manager

Autumn serves as the Project Manager for the Program Team at SchoolKit. In this role, she works closely with the Program Team and directly with clients to ensure that large-scale, high-visibility projects run smoothly and efficiently. Autumn has a diverse background in education through teaching, operations, and program management. Before her current role, she worked as an Operations Specialist at Brainly for their Community Tutor Program. In this role, she ensured continuous engagement through effective management strategies to oversee the hiring, onboarding, engagement, and program management for a community of 30+ online tutors. Autumn’s journey in education began as a 1st-grade Teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools, where she maintained 100% of students on grade level for ELA and Math.

She has a M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A from Temple University. Outside of work Autumn enjoys exploring NYC and finding the hidden gems, listening to true crime podcasts, and trying new recipes.

Rachel Matthews-Seay

ELA Specialist

Rachel develops, delivers, and coaches the delivery of professional development focused upon best practices in ELA/literacy instruction. Over a decade and a half ago, Rachel fell in love with literacy instruction and its impact on students when she taught high school English in rural Arkansas. Since, she has taught or led literacy for every grade K-12, working predominantly in schools but also in a nonprofit organization for alternative teacher certification and at the Tennessee Department of Education. From her time as an assistant principal and instructional coach in Memphis, her proudest work was leading the adoption and implementation of high-quality instructional materials for foundational skills in grades K-2 and for knowledge-building in grades 5-8. These initiatives, she deeply believes, fostered unparalleled learning for students, teachers, and leaders. As a result, she was thrilled to champion this work at the state level with TDOE and, now, across multiple states with SchoolKit. Rachel has a Bachelor of Arts in English from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Master of Education from Vanderbilt University. Mom to two exuberant toddlers, outside of work, you can find her finger painting or exploring parks and playgrounds.

Ethan Mitnick

President & Founder

Ethan leverages his prior experience as a teacher and principal to help schools, districts, and states meet the expectations of college and career ready standards. He advises educational leaders at all levels to build innovative systems that drive school improvement and student success. In previous roles, he has led highly successful school turnaround projects, helped new schools open, and led a three-year Race to the Top grant for consortium of DC public and charter schools that focused on deepening implementation of the Common Core Standards. Prior to SchoolKit, Ethan was a principal of elementary and high schools in Brooklyn, New York. As a school leader, he led rigorous academic programming that resulted in significant improvements in student outcomes on state assessments and AP exams. Ethan started his career as a New York Teaching Fellow in a bilingual middle school classroom in the Bronx and then worked as a resource room teacher in a Brooklyn high school. He has an Ed.D. in Administration of Special Education Programs from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA from Dartmouth College. When he’s not supporting school leaders, Ethan can be found running through Rock Creek Park with his dog, Zola.

Shilpa Nandwani

Math Specialist

Shilpa (she/her/hers) is a secondary math specialist dedicated to empowering leaders, educators, and students as mathematicians! With a background in elementary education and mathematics, she brings a wealth of knowledge to her role, designing and delivering effective math professional learning, coaching, and support. Shilpa holds double majors in elementary education and mathematics from The College of New Jersey, along with a master's degree in Middle School Mathematics from Relay. She began her career as a Summer Teaching Fellow with Uncommon Schools and continued to excel as a Math for America fellow and middle school Algebra 1/mathematics teacher. Her students achieved an impressive 90% passing rate on the Algebra 1 regents, nearly double the NYC average. Shilpa's leadership experience spans roles as a curriculum creator, math content specialist, grade level chair, department chair, and assistant principal in schools across NYC, California, and Texas. Outside of work, Shilpa finds joy in bowling, cooking, playing games (especially Catan!), dancing, and cherishing quality time with her family, including two dogs, five chickens, her spouse, and son.

Rachelle Ozuna

Talent & Human Resources Specialist

Rachelle serves as the Talent & HR specialist at SchoolKit. Prior to her current role she served as Director, Corps Member hiring at Teach For America - New York. In this capacity, she led the corps member hiring process for the New York region, collaborating closely with hundreds of incoming corps members and school partners within the NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE). Her work at Teach For America enabled her to effectively match talented individuals with schools in need, ensuring the best possible outcomes for both students and educators. Prior to TFA, Rachelle worked in Recruitment at a small charter network supporting the onboarding and recruitment of hundreds of AmeriCorps members. Driven by a deep sense of purpose, Rachelle is committed to creating a positive and lasting impact on the lives of children and underserved communities, particularly those similar to her own upbringing in the Bronx.

Outside of work, Rachelle enjoys traveling, spending quality time with family and friends, listening to music, attending concerts and exploring new hobbies.

Patti Pond

ELA Specialist

Patti supports the development and delivery of literacy professional learning. Prior to her role at SchoolKit, Patti was an independent educational consultant supporting schools, CMOs, and national organizations with the implementation of high quality curriculum, ELA curriculum development, and the development and delivery of ELA professional learning opportunities at the local and national level. Through her decades of experience in the field of education across the nation as an elementary school teacher, Special Education teacher, ELL teacher, Literacy Specialist and Literacy Coach, Patti has successfully impacted students’ literacy at all elementary grades levels. Patti also supported leaders and teachers in Arkansas and Tennessee with the implementation of high quality, standards aligned instruction as a Director of School Support for a national partner organization. Patti received her Elementary Education License and B.A. in Social and Rehabilitative Services at Assumption College and her M.S. in Education at University of Wisconsin at Steven Point. Patti enjoys reading, gardening, playing with her dog, and visiting her children.

Brian Ricker

Math Senior Director

Brian leads the design and delivery of standards-aligned professional learning in Mathematics. A former upper elementary teacher, Brian was driven to find innovative ways to help teachers grow their practice. This led him to instructional coaching and designing and facilitating professional learning as a Staff Development Coach in Phoenix. At the district level, he created an instructional coaching program across 21 schools and helped build a Teacher Induction Program to strengthen supports for new teachers. In this role, Brian also helped design and support the roll-out of the Common Core State Standards, including professional learning design, facilitation and follow-up coaching. Brian served in other school support and school leader roles in Phoenix before moving to Denver Public Schools to become Principal of an Innovation School. Brian has an M.A. in Educational Administration & Supervision from the University of Phoenix, an M.A. in Elementary Education from Arizona State University, and a B.S in International Relations & Diplomacy from Seton Hall University. When not supporting the work of teachers and leaders, he enjoys the Colorado outdoors, playing volleyball, and spending time with his dog, Bentley.

Amanda Senator

Managing Director of Content and Training

Amanda oversees the content team and leads the design and delivery of professional learning for SchoolKit. She previously served as the Director of Curriculum for Center City Public Charter Schools in Washington, DC where, over a three year period, she spearheaded the teaching and learning turnaround of the district. This work included the development of a standards-aligned ELA and math curriculum for over 1,400 students in six schools. In this role, she created systems and led a team of coaches to support successful use of these resources, including providing district-wide content and curriculum-specific professional learning. Amanda has presented on standards-aligned content and pedagogy for Student Achievement Partners, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and schools and districts across the country. She began her career in education as a Teach for America elementary classroom teacher in Washington, D.C., before serving as an instructional coach and assistant principal. Amanda earned her Masters in Teaching from American University and B.S. from the University of Mary Washington. An experienced equestrian, Amanda loves spending time at the barn with her horse, Otis.

Andrea Smith

Math Specialist

Andrea Smith taught in Washington, D.C. public schools for more than seventeen years. During her time as a middle school math teacher at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, Ms. Smith was a founding member of the LearnZillion Dream Team, a group of teachers who began creating a library of Common Core aligned interactive math and language arts lessons, and videos to support teachers, students, and parents. She later served as a Math Curriculum Specialist and Staff Developer at E.L. Haynes where she helped lead the school’s transition to Common Core State Standards of Mathematics. In 2014 she joined the LearnZillion staff full-time as a Math Content Specialist where she collaborated with math instructional coaches and teachers from across the country to design a companion curriculum of rich mathematical task based lesson plans. Ms. Smith has also worked as a Common Core Advocate with Student Achievement Partners. As an EPIC award-winning teacher, she was part of the first cohort of America Achieves teaching fellows where she partnered with education leaders nationwide to raise teacher voice in matters of curriculum, assessment, and policy. Prior to entering the classroom, she worked as a legislative assistant at the Education Trust, advocating for expanding excellence and equity in education for all students. Ms. Smith holds a M.A.T. degree from Trinity University.

Rachel Tommelleo

Director

Rachel has been serving students, families, and educators in New York City,
Washington, DC, and beyond over the past two decades as a teacher, coach,
administrator, and consultant. Prior to SchoolKit, Rachel was the principal of the Center
City PCS Brightwood campus in Washington, DC. During her tenure, the school was
consistently rated as a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board
and received various accolades, including the National Title 1 Distinguished School
Award, “All Star School” designation from the Office of the State Superintendent of
Education, and most recently, having been named by TNTP as a "trajectory-changing
school.” Rachel, a nationally recognized educator and leader who was awarded the
2018 Milken Educator award, began her career in education as a New York City
Teaching Fellow, teaching elementary and middle school students in the Bronx,
NY. Rachel earned her B.S. from New York University, her M.S. from Mercy College,
and recently completed her studies in the Education Policy and Leadership doctoral
program at American University with a focus in early literacy interventions. Outside of
work, Rachel’s passions lie in the arts, enjoying great food and music, and experiencing
exciting travel adventures with her family.
Sarah Torres

Sarah Torres

Math Specialist

Sarah designs and delivers math professional learning and provides coaching and support to teachers and leaders. As an undergraduate at the University of Pittsburgh, Sarah participated in the Americorps program Jumpstart that sparked her passion for educational equity and social justice initiatives. She began her career as a TFA corps member, where she had the opportunity to be a founding member of a first-of-its-kind elementary school in South Carolina focused on providing students and teachers with access to high quality curriculum and reshaping the state’s approach to public education. As a teacher, Sarah supported her students in achieving their goals and was recognized by NWEA for her high level of student growth in mathematics. Sarah has served as a teacher leader, department chair, and instructional coach. She has also worked with Great Minds to support the facilitation of professional learning for teachers and leaders across the country implementing Eureka Math. Sarah lives in Charleston, South Carolina, and enjoys spending her free time out in nature with her dogs, Avery and Sophie, or curled up with a good book.

Tammy Tuck

Managing Director of Program

As Director of School Partnerships, Tammy manages and executes professional learning partnerships with schools and districts. As an undergraduate, a unique interdisciplinary program at Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy helped Tammy develop her passion for social justice and equity. She spent the first 15 years of her career working to close the opportunity gap for students in Washington, DC, as a TFA corps member in D.C. Public Schools and then as a founding teacher, instructional coach, and district leader at E.L. Haynes, an award-winning public charter school. Over the past several years, Tammy has worked with organizations including UnboundEd, Student Achievement Partners, and Learnzillion supporting teachers and leaders with the design and implementation of standards-aligned instructional programs and resources. Tammy earned her Masters in Teaching from American University and is a National Board Certified Teacher. A native Coloradan, Tammy loves spending time hiking and connecting with nature.

Greg Vincent

Managing Director of Program

In his role, Greg sets the vision for SchoolKit’s instructional services with districts and state education agencies across the country. Greg brings over 20 years of experience in education and an extensive background in curriculum and instruction to the SchoolKit team. Prior to his work with SchoolKit, Greg served as Chief Schools Officers with Independence Mission Schools (IMS) in Philadelphia. In this role, Greg supervised 15 PK-8 schools and oversaw Academics for the network. During his tenure, Greg led a comprehensive refresh of the IMS’s academic strategy that resulted in the adoption of high-quality curriculum in both math and ELA, resulting in a 10% improvement in student grade level proficiency. Prior to his experience with IMS, Greg spent over 13 years with TNTP, including eight (8) years as Vice President and Partner. During that time, Greg led the scaling of TNTP’s Teaching Fellows Programs and oversaw a range of consulting engagements with school districts across the country, including some of TNTP’s earliest academic service offerings. Greg started his career as a high school math and science teacher in New York City. When he’s not working with leaders and teachers, he enjoys cooking for his spouse and following the directions of his two children, Annabelle and Quinn, and dog, Daisy.

Jayson Wilkinson

Director

Jayson Wilkinson currently serves as Director of Program. He supports state and district leaders with improving student outcomes through planning, training, and coaching around high-quality instructional materials. Jayson has over 17 years of experience both in the classroom and out. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a B.A. in History and African American Studies, he started his teaching career in Columbus City Public Schools, Ohio. Over the following years, Jayson held leadership roles in urban school districts in Ohio, New Jersey, and Washington, DC before finally coming back home to Montgomery County, MD. Additionally, Jayson served as a cohort member in the following organizations: National Urban Fellowship’s America’s Leaders of Change and Education Pioneers as a Fellow. He also supported pre-service educators as an Adjunct Professor of Elementary Social Studies Methods both at Johns Hopkins University and American University.

Before joining the Program Team at SchoolKit, Jayson served as Senior Manager of Professional Development for Gates Ventures, working out of Bill Gates’ personal office, overseeing professional development strategy and implementation for their education initiatives. In his downtime, Jayson enjoys traveling with his wife, sons, and dogs anywhere warm and sunny.

Our Collaborators

We partner with a team of educators across the country to design and implement our work. Our collaborators include teachers, professors of education, and leaders of schools, districts, and non-profits. They are experts in standards-aligned content and curricula, as well as leadership development, special education, dual language instruction, and assessment.

Ethan was able to connect with our team from a variety of altitudes, supporting our strategic planning of the work and stepping in on critical details that were the basis of many educators' experiences. No task was too big or too small for Ethan to dedicate his full focus and energy.

Dan FleisherSenior Manager of Strategic Initiatives | Denver Public Schools

Ethan, Liz, and Amanda have all been great. Ethan has been an invaluable partner in helping us think through and execute an ambitious plan to scale curriculum- and content-specific professional development for teachers. He’s adept at both big-picture strategizing and hashing out details and has never hesitated to help us solve issues when they arise. Liz is a project manager extraordinaire. She’s detail-oriented, responsive, organized, and solutions-oriented. Amanda brings deep knowledge of content and pedagogy along with the ability to translate that somewhat esoteric knowledge into practical trainings that improve teachers’ instruction – a rare skill.

Litsy WitkowskiChief of Staff, Academic Content | Louisiana Department of Education

Ethan brings the “joy factor” through his enthusiasm and creativity. He has helped to change mindsets in our network because he successfully connects with people who are at all different levels in their comfort with math instruction. Tammy has helped our team to use our time productively by putting in place structures to support collaboration and project planning. She is knowledgeable about the many resources available and is comfortable answering the tough questions.

Claire FroschDirector of Academic Initiatives | Independence Mission Schools