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Fiercely committed to the promise of American education, to our families, to our students, and to one another

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Executive team

Recy Benjamin Dunn

Chief Executive Officer

Holly Curtis

Chief of Staff

Danique Day

Chief Schools Officer

Maryann Li

Chief Operating Officer


Vanessa Aird

Principal in Residence, Flatbush Ascend Lower School

Livia Angiolillo

Principal, Brooklyn Ascend High School

Sophia Balis-Harris

Principal, Cypress Hills Ascend Lower School

Inan Barrett

Principal, Bushwick Ascend Middle School

Jennifer Bauer

Principal, Brooklyn Ascend Lower School

Katie Capella

Principal, Central Brooklyn Ascend Lower School

Shannon Re Ismael

Principal, East Flatbush Ascend Lower School

Brittany Michelle

Principal, Brownsville Ascend Middle School

Justin Moorman

Principal, Canarsie Ascend Lower School

Axel Nda

Principal, Cypress Hills Ascend Middle School

Billie Quigley

Principal, Brownsville Ascend Lower School

Lisa Roach

Principal, Bushwick Ascend Lower School

Katherine Stearns

Principal, East Brooklyn Ascend Lower School

Jahkia Sanders

Principal, Canarsie Ascend Middle School

Leyde St. Leger

Principal, Central Brooklyn Ascend Middle School

Latasha Williams

Interim Principal, Brooklyn Ascend Middle School

Team Leaders

Jacqueline Boyd

Director of Upper School Literacy

Dorca Casseus

Director of Lower School Literacy

Malika Davis

Director of Lower School Mathematics

Sue DuFrirsz

Director of Publications

Raul Echeverz

Managing Director of Real Estate and Construction

Dana Evans-Muller

Network Director of Operations

Benty George

Managing Director of Technology

Daniel Hayman

Director of Data and Analytics

Zonya Hicks

Managing Director of Schools

Raymond Johnson

Managing Director of Network Operations

Charlise Manuel

Managing Director of Finance

Katherine McGrath

General Counsel

Camille McQueen

Network Director of Operations

Anastasia Michals

Managing Director of Schools

Aaron Obrochta

Managing Director of Talent

Agaja Reddy

Managing Director of Marketing & Communications

Jessica Sadev

Director of High School English

Amy Singh

Director of High School Data and Analytics

Craig Sini

Director of Leadership Recruitment

Jessica Ziegler

Managing Director of Student Support Services

Ascend Learning Board of Directors

Ascend Charter Schools Board of Trustees

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