Executive Director and Founder

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Executive Director and Founder

Our TeamLynn Schade Executive Director and Founder Lynn Schade is a passionate teacher, staff developer and leader with more than 4 decades of educational experience. Lynn’s career as an educational entrepreneur started when, at the age of 7, she ran a day camp in her garage in Newington CT. For just 25 cents a day,…

Director of Leadership

Our TeamScott Borstel Director of Leadership Scott Borstel has over 35 years of experience as an educational leader. As a native New Englander, he loves all things New England: skiing, golfing, the beach and all professional sports. Scott’s vast educational experiences include classroom teaching, building leadership as an assistant principal and principal, and district leadership…

Director of Innovations in Professional Learning and Coaching

Our TeamConnie Jacquays Director of Innovations in Professional Learning and Coaching Connie Jacquays is an educator that is passionate about bringing equity, rigor, and joy to teaching and learning. She has 30 years of experience in the education field as a teacher, reading specialist, literacy coach, director of instruction, vice principal, graduate instructor, and as…

Director of Secondary Schools Partnerships

Our TeamCynthia Smith Director of Secondary Schools Partnerships Cynthia Smith is an educator/artist with over 30 years of experience working with students of all ages, teachers, families and communities. Growing up and beginning her career in New York City public schools and social service agencies, she is inspired by the perspectives, creativity, and voices of…