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 2018-2019 Education Review Panel members:

Jennifer Aponte, Teacher, Mildred Ave K-8 School

Mary Brooks, Senior Teaching Associate, Vertex Learning Lab

Sarah Burke, Teacher, Phineas Bates Elementary School

Damien Chaviano, Principal, MARK Development LLC

Jeffrey Cipriani, Teacher, Charles Sumner Elementary School

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

Shane Dunn, Director of Advancement Strategy and Regional Development, Uncommon Schools

Lisa Fortenberry, Executive Director, Camp Harborview

Oneida Fox Roye, Director of English and Literacy K-12, Boston Public Schools

Kristen Goncalves, Principal, PJ Kennedy School

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

Josh Gresham, Math Teacher, Smith Leadership Academy

Andrew Horelick, Head of Partnerships and Success, Goalbook

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

Lisette Le, Executive Director, Vietnamese American Initiative for Development

Raquel Martinez, Director of Data and Student Achievement, Snowden Int’l. High School

Kenann McKenzie, Director, BU Wheelock Aspire Institute

Elizabeth Merle, VP of Strategy and New Product Development, Optum

Adrian Mims, National Director, The Calculus Project

Abby Newcomer, Director, Arabella Advisors

Akosua Osei-Bobbie, Principal, P.A. Shaw Elementary School

Megan Briggs Reilly, Program Officer, Clowes Fund

Jean Scarrow, Consultant, Community Consulting Teams Boston

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