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We create schools, programs and global communities around the common goal of education for all.

Tanya Ramos

Chief Executive Officer

Tanya has devoted her career to improving educational opportunities and life outcomes for young people in the most low-resourced communities. With a track record of growing organizations in key leadership roles at Education Pioneers and The Children’s Aid Society, she has served as a tireless advocate for educational equity. Tanya has been honored with the Annie E. Casey Foundation Award for exemplary work in underserved communities and received her Master of Science in Urban Policy and Management from New School University.

Leadership


Christopher Stanfill

Senior Director, Learning & Evaluation

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Abgrall

Freeman Gobah

Ghana Country Director

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Adabla

Guiliya Laoxayda

Lao Co-Country Director

Favorite Subject in School:

Lao Language

Jorge Bolom

Guatemala Country Director

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

James Norris-Weyers

Director, Individual Giving

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Kara Grieco

Vice President, People & Culture

Favorite Subject in School:

Language Arts

Leslie Engle Young

Chief Impact Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mrs. Newton

Lanoy Keosuvan

Lao Co-Country Director

Favorite Game at Recess:

Basketball

Staff


Ai Mai Keoviengkham

Driver

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Alexandra Keenan

Associate, Program Impact

Favorite Game at Recess:

Field Hockey

Augustina Ofori

WASH Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Ayisah

Anthony Quashigah

Projects Manager

Favorite Subject in School:

Science

Alyssa Simmons

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Specialist

Favorite Teacher

Mrs. Skinner

Ai Phanh Syoudomphanh

Driver

Favorite Game at Recess:

Football

Bismark Ade

L&E Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Mathematics

Bay Soulivanh

Finance & HR Manager

Favorite Subject in School:

Biology

Benedict Mayer

Global Innovations Manager

Favorite Book:

The Shadow of the Sun

Bounlam Khanty

Senior L&E Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Houn

Bounsai Phonegadith

Senior WASH Technician

Favorite Subject in School

Social Sciences

Brendy Poncio

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Tag

Brittany Sebade

Manager, Special Projects & Operations

Favorite Game at Recess:

Tether Ball

Carlos Mendez

Pedagogist

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Cesar Romero

Finance Assistant

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Estela Sac

L&E Technician

Favorite Book:

Masacres de la Selva

Carly Sotas

Manager, Development & Design

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Prevost

Courage Tetteh

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Subject in School:

English Literature

Cesar Tox

Development Assistant

Favorite Game at Recess:

Swimming

Derick Asem

WASH Officer

Favorite Subject in School:

Economics

Dorothy Davordzi

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Yevu

Daniela Guarchaj

L&E Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Ping Pong

Diego Ixcol Cuin

Infrastructure Coordinator

Favorite Subject:

Math

Dennis Woatsi

Driver

Favorite Book:

Lucky John

Davanh Xayyalay

Finance Associate

Favorite Game at Recess:

Football

Edwin Asare

L&E Manager

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Sey

Emy Barrios

Operations & HR Regional Supervisor

Favorite Subject in School:

Art

Emmanuel Dei

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Book:

Hamlet

Edwin Cosme de Leon

Infrastucture Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Emily Fascilla

Senior Manager, Individual Giving

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Tooman

Emil Hafeez

Data Analyst

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Savage

Evelyn Kangah

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Game at Recess:

Hide and Seek

Eric Tsorhe

Administration Assistant

Favorite Book:

Cat's Cradle

Elisa Weissenberg

Development Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Tetherball

Fred Parku

Teacher Support Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Need for Speed

Franz Vargas

Programs Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Basketball

Francis Xenyo

Community Engagement Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Football

Gustav Akroa

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Kokor

Gloria Cajas

General Accountant

Favorite Game at Recess:

Dodgeball

Gerardo Chivalán

Teacher Support Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Philosophy

Gilbert Dzimabi

Driver

Favorite Subject in School:

Graphic Design

Gifty Nyamashie

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Subject in School:

Social Studies

Hilda Ebelin

Administration Manager

Favorite Subject in School:

Music

Hannah Fordham

Laos Operations Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Tennis

Helen Juarez

Purchasing & HR Assistant

Favorite Game at Recess:

Cadenita

Houasai Xiong

Senior Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Rattonball

John Adjine

Driver

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Katahina

Julia Carvalho

Manager, Research & Development

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Ribas

Jessica Geh

WASH Officer

Favorite Book:

Make It Happen

Jhony Perez

Operations Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Social Studies

Jua Yangsansai

Programs Manager

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. La

KC Kennedy

Senior Manager, Program Impact

Favorite Book:

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

Ai Keung Chittavanh

Construction Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Nangpoot

Khamla Souksombath

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Amalaa

Khamphat Lattana

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Piat

Karla de Leon

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Tag

KHAMHOUNG PHOUMSOMDEE

L&E Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Volleyball

Luis Cor

WASH Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Simona Tax

Lee Vong Lao

L&E Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

History

Lebene Kpodo

L&E Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Ampe

Lilia Sut

Maitenance

Favorite Subject in School:

Social Studies

Mai Nyia Yang

WASH Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Somchit

Marlon Alvarado

Community Engagement Coordinator

Favorite Book:

A Pesar De Todo, Que Linda Es La Vida!

Marian Ametefe

WASH Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Miss. Fenuku

Margaret Banini

Accountant

Favorite Game at Recess:

Volleyball

Marcelina Charar

WASH Technician

Favorite Book:

Ética para Amador

Magda Chavajay

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Natural Science

Molly Davis

Coordinator, Engagement & Operations

Favorite Subject in School:

Social Studies

Margaret Mary Debre

WASH Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Integrated Science and Economics

Martin Denyo

Site Supervisor

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Gbeze

Marlon Garcia

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Science

Moises Lopez

L&E Coordinator

Favorite Book:

Around the World in 80 Days

Mirna Lux

L&E Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Michael Sampong

Projects Coordinator

Favorite Book:

The Asante Culture

Mariano Xivir

Driver

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Mijangos

Nelson Agbotey

Projects Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Na Lao

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Bocci Ball

Nelson Klu

Teacher Support Coordinator

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Ardy

Norkeo Duangkham

Senior L&E Build Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Rattonball

Nestor Rodriguez

Operations Assistant

Favorite Teacher:

Ms. Sonia

Omero Arriola

Driver

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Olga de Leon

WASH Coordinator

Favorite Game at Recess:

Basketball

Oralia Lux

Maintenance

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Omar Martinez

Operations & Finance Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Baseball

Ai Phanh Keoboupha

Construction Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

English

Pick Phoompanhya

Senior Finance Associate

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Phonesai

Reuben Afetsi

L&E Officer

Favorite Subject in School:

Geography

Rita Amezquita

Coordinator, Human Talent

Favorite Subject in School:

Math

Raphael Bandim

Programs Manager

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Nipson

Richard Glalah

L&E Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Maxwell Okra

Robert Mensah

WASH Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

Social Studies

Richard Semey

L&E Officer

Favorite Game at Recess:

Chess

Rolando Xuruc

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Stephen Agozi

Site Supervisor

Favorite Book:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Sai Chitaphai

L&E Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Samuel Bernal

Community Engagement Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Science

Stephen Fugar

Administration Assistant

Favorite Teacher:

Prof. Ansa Quaye

Sonexay Khamthilath

Programs Coordinator

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Sing

Samuel Kpo

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Book:

The Power of Positivism

Selorm Nyamalor

Teacher Support Coordinator

Favorite Subject in School:

English Literature

Somphon Inthajak

Construction Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Soccer

Sengdeuan Sengsavang

Administrative Associate

Favorite Subject in School:

Mathematics

Santos Yac

Driver

Favorite Book:

Los Ruidos del Silencio

Thong Dee

WASH Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Sisavat

Tara Lewandowski

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Favorite Teacher:

Dr. Walton

Thong Lor

L&E Manager

Favorite Game at Recess:

Snooker

Tee Thor

Senior L&E WASH Technician

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Champa

Udarie Fernando

Senior Manager, Content & Digital Marketing

Favorite Subject in School:

English Literature

Untou Yangsanesay

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Subject in School:

Lao Language

Venus Abitty

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Book:

Dr. Faustus

Vivi Perez

Manager, Learning & Evaluation

Favorite Book:

El Visitador

Wilfred Agbo

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Book:

Great Expectations

Wisdom Vordzorgbe

L&E Officer

Favorite Teacher:

Mr. Senna

Whitney Wilson

Laos Education Training Consultant

Favorite Game at Recess:

Hide & Go Seek

Xay Sone

Teacher Support Technician

Favorite Game at Recess:

Rattonball

Zacharia Ntimah

Teacher Support Officer

Favorite Game at Recess:

Table Tennis

Board of Directors


Adam Braun*
Founder, Pencils of Promise; COO, WeGrow

Astrid Womble
Director and General Counsel, EverWatch Financial

Brad Haugen*
Partner, ATTN:

Courtney Beale
Principal Officer, US Consulate General

Dan Cahill*
Former President, Viking Global

Gary Vaynerchuk
Co-Founder, VaynerMedia; Chairman, VaynerX

Hope Taitz*
President, ELY Capital

Jason Hodes
Partner, William Morris Endeavor

Karen Harris
Managing Director, Bain and Company

Linda Riefler
Former Chairman, Global Research, Morgan Stanley

Meighan Stone *
Senior Fellow, Women & Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Michael Segal
Managing Partner, Fred Segal Family LLC

Michael Weiss
Co-Founder and CEO, ISLY

Richard Hearn
CEO, FPX LLC

Robert Hamwee
Managing Director, New Mountain Capital


*Denotes Emeritus Board Member

Advisory Board


Brittany Weeden
Founder and Director, Brittany Michele, LLC

Brittny Knight
Editor-in-Chief, Love Inc. Magazine

Elfriede A. Collis
Collis Family Foundation

Eric Knight
Senior Trader, Jane Street Capital

James Langer
Entrepreneur

Kyle Fogg
Professional Basketball Player

Lawrence Petretti
President and CEO, Petretti and Associates

Lewis Howes
Entrepreneur

Lisa Novak
Executive Director, Novak Family Foundation

Mona Haute
Founder, Couture for Cause

Ricky Novak
Co-Managing Partner, The Strategic Group of Companies

Neil Blumenthal
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker

Matt Boras
Vice President, Colony NorthStar, Inc.

Scott “Scooter” Braun
Founder, SB Projects

Sophia Bush
Actress and Activist

Suzan Rose
Philanthropist

Timothy Sykes
Entrepreneur

GRAPHITE: Creative Council


Jim Carter III
Co-Founder, Giving Assistant and Core Team, RYOT News

Joe Accardi
Editor, Video Production

Luam Keflezgy
Artistic Director and Choreographer, Luamky Productions

Nick Onken
Photographer, Creative Entrepreneur

Patrice Lighter
Director, Video Production

GRAPHITE: Impact Council


Andrea Coombes
Qualitative Researcher, American Institutes for Research

Ariana Fowler
Blockchain Strategist, UNICEF

Ben Bromberg
Consultant, Yurgosky

Charlotte Bergin
Education Adviser - Global Programmes, Save the Children

Emily Bonfiglio
Senior Managing Director for School and Community Partnerships, Teach for All—Massachusetts

Emmanuel Novy
Director of Educational Program, Sesame Workshop

Holly Cook
Community Engagement and Outreach Associate, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation

Jaclene Roshan
Director, Cloud Integration at Salesforce.org

Jonathan Tan
Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago

Joseph Jamison
Teacher, Cranbury School

Julia Firestone
Social Impact Partnerships and Programs Manager, Pearson/Project Literacy

Katie Callahan
Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor, Columbia University

Kaitlyn Crandall
Regional Work and Family Life Coordinator, Navy Fleet and Family Support Program

Laura Wagner
Program Director, Asylee Women Enterprise

Lauren Meyer
National Project Director of Baby's First Years, Columbia University

Margo Goll
Education Program Manager, Village Health Works

Pamela Do
Senior Learning and Development Associate, Betterment

Rachel Cooper
Education Specialist, World Bank

Robert Lindsley
Global Duty of Care Director, International Rescue Committee

Sarah Jaffe
Consultant, Sarah Jaffe Consulting

Sarah McCoy
Engagement Manager, McKinsey and Company

Tom Casazzone
Executive Director, Old Greenwich-Riverside Community Center