Education Review Panel

The Education Review Panel is the School Solutions Seed Fund’s external grant selection committee, consisting of about 26 education, nonprofit, philanthropic and business leaders who volunteer their time and expertise to participate in the annual proposal review process. Panel members work with EdVestors staff to independently review proposals, discuss them as a group, and recommend initiatives to move forward in EdVestors’ grant selection process. The Education Review Panel provides EdVestors with diverse perspectives of educators, policy makers, and leaders in philanthropy and business to inform our investment decisions. Thank you to the 2017 Education Review Panel members:

Jennifer Aponte, Teacher, Mildred Ave K-8 School

Sarah Burke, Teacher, Phineas Bates Elementary School

Melanie Calzetti Spahr, Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative

Roy Chan, Co-Lead of Experience Lab, Boston Public Schools Office of Innovation

Jeffrey Cipriani, Teacher, Orchard Gardens K-8 School

Connee Counts, (former) Associate Professor, Lesley University; Trustee, Urban College of Boston

Michele Davis, Principal, Warren Prescott K-8 School

Brian Fuller, Student, Harvard University Graduate School of Education & former teacher

Cynthia Greenleaf, (former) Director of Partnerships, Chicago Public Schools

Diana Lam, (former) Head of School, Conservatory Lab Charter School

Janet Larson, Larson Family Foundation

Jen Larson, Private Client Relationship Advisor, Brown Advisory

Kayla Luther, Experienced Associate, Rodman CPAs

Beth Merle, Vice President Strategy & Product Development, Optum

Adrian Mims, National Director, The Calculus Project

Alyssa Napier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Kelly Nowlin, Board Member, Surdna Foundation & independent consultant

Stanley Onuoha, Financial Analyst, Bank of America

Desmond Pope, Senior Consultant, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Megan Briggs Reilly, Program Officer, Clowes Fund

Gene Roundtree, Headmaster, Muriel S. Snowden International High School

Katherine Schmitt, Vice President, J.P. Morgan Private Bank

David Simon, Simon Brothers Family Foundation; EdVestors Governing Board

Aimee Sprung, Civic Engagement Manager, Microsoft New England Research & Development Center

Artis Street, Instructional Coach, Jeremiah E. Burke High School

Julie Wright, Teacher, Charlestown High School