Samantha is the Director of ELA Professional Learning and Curriculum. Samantha began her career in education through Teach For America Oklahoma, where she taught English Language Arts, and later became a school leader developing Middle School ELA curriculum. Most recently she was the Manager of Teacher Development at the Teaching and Leading Initiative of Oklahoma, where she coached K-12 teachers and facilitated professional learning for teachers and school leaders. She has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Florida and a Master's degree in Reading and Literacy curriculum from Oklahoma State University. Outside of work, Samantha enjoys reading, traveling, crafting, and spending time with family.
Chelsea is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Fishtank Learning. Prior to joining the Fishtank team, Chelsea was the Sr. Integrated Marketing Manager at Boston Ballet, where she managed a broad portfolio of audience development and retention initiatives. She is a former opera singer, with degrees from The Boston Conservatory and University of Colorado, Boulder. Outside of work, Chelsea enjoys reading, podcasts, and exploring new corners of Boston.
Sarah is the Senior Curriculum Director for Mathematics for grades 3-5. Sarah began her career in education through Teach For America Massachusetts, where she taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics. She then joined the staff at Teach For America as a manager of teacher leadership development, supporting and coaching their new math teachers of all grade levels. She has a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Union College and a Master's degree in curriculum and teaching from Boston University. Sarah enjoys all things food - cooking and trying out new restaurants and cuisines.
Sarah is the Operations and Development Manager at Fishtank Learning. Sarah's previous work experiences include teaching English in Spain and working as a Healthcare Consultant, where she provided project management and data analysis support to project teams. She holds a B.S. in Education and Social Policy from Northwestern University. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys rollerblading, hiking, trying new arts and crafts, and baking.
Rachel is the Curriculum Marketing Manager at Fishtank Learning. Before joining Fishtank Learning, Rachel spent 5 years as a Middle School Special Education Teacher in New Orleans, LA and Harlem, NY. Outside of the classroom, she has been a frequent contributor to multiple education blogs and focuses primarily on student engagement and instructional practice topics. Rachel earned both her Bachelor of Arts in Economics and her Master of Science in Educational Studies from The Johns Hopkins University. Rachel currently resides in New Orleans and enjoys reading, seeing live music, and taking walks with her dog.
Caroline is the ELA Curriculum Director for grades 6-8. Caroline grew up in New Haven, CT. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in gender and women’s studies from Pomona College and a Master’s degree in English literature from Middlebury College. Caroline began her career at Achievement First's Amistad Academy teaching 7th grade English, and later taught 8th grade English at KIPP New Jersey’s Rise Academy. Most recently she was the Middle School Literacy Curriculum Director for KIPP New Jersey. Caroline enjoys hiking with her dog in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Alliyah is the Digital Content Associate at Fishtank Learning. Prior to joining the Fishtank team, Alliyah was an editorial intern at OffBeat Magazine, where she assisted the music magazine with managing digital content and press releases. Alliyah was also a proud member of the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity where she served as the Vice President of Professional Development. Alliyah holds an Associate of Science degree from Richland College and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in English from Loyola University New Orleans. Outside of work, Alliyah enjoys spending time outdoors, writing, cooking, and traveling.
Martin is the Digital Content Associate for Mathematics. Martin grew up in Lawndale, CA. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies with a minor in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge. Prior to joining the Fishtank team, Martin was working as a Math and Computer Science tutor with high school students. During his free time, Martin likes to binge watch The Magicians, go to the gym, and learn new things.
Jasmine began her career through Teach For America - Bay Area, where she taught 3rd and 5th grade. Most recently she served as an elementary school administrator in San Francisco, CA. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Politics from Scripps College. Jasmine is a self-proclaimed foodie, home cook, and world traveler.
Claire is the CEO of Fishtank Learning. Prior to joining Fishtank Learning, Claire was a Vice President at the National Center on Time and Learning where she led the organization's knowledge management and dissemination work and developed materials and tools to support effective school redesign. She has produced numerous reports and videos on effective school practices. Claire holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Princeton University and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.
Maureen Kavanaugh is the ELA Curriculum Director for Grades 9-12. Prior to joining Fishtank, Maureen was a high school English teacher for 17 years, starting her career at a small independent school in San Francisco, CA, before moving back to Boston and teaching at Newton North High School in Newton, MA. She has also served as assistant department head, teacher mentor, and instructional coach. Maureen has a B.A. in English from the College of the Holy Cross and a M.A. in English from Stanford University. Outside of work, Maureen loves to balance out running, hiking, and yoga with reading, podcasts, and traveling.
Jessica Lamadieu is the School Partnerships Manager at Fishtank Learning. Prior to joining the Fishtank team, Jessica was a middle school English Language Arts teacher for 7 years in New York City public schools. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Cultural Anthropology from Rutgers University and a Master of Arts in Teaching and certification in Teaching Adolescent Exceptional Learners from Relay Graduate School of Education. Jessica currently resides in NYC. Outside of work she enjoys spending time reading, working out, and spending time with family.
Anne is the Managing Director of ELA Curriculum and the author of the Fishtank ELA curriculum for grades K-5. She began her career in education through Teach for America South Louisiana where she fell in love with teaching. She taught elementary school for 8 years in both public and charter schools in Louisiana, Texas, and Massachusetts before joining the Fishtank team. She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree in school leadership from Louisiana State University. Outside of work, Anne enjoys reading, exercising and traveling.
Chris is a Full Stack Developer at Fishtank Learning. Prior to joining the Fishtank team, Chris worked as the Assistant Director of Digital Strategy for Facing History and Ourselves, working to develop their digital products and to scale their program delivery. Earlier in his career, Chris worked as a small donor fundraiser and political campaign recruiter. He holds a B.A. in History from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Ryan is a Developer at Fishtank Learning. Prior to joining the Fishtank team, Ryan worked as a Publications Coordinator at Harvard University, organizing conference proceedings and managing websites for an interdisciplinary research center. He has worked extensively as an English tutor from middle school to the university level. Ryan holds a B.A. in English from UMass Amherst. Outside of work, Ryan spends his time reading, hiking, and camping.
Faith is the Director of Math Professional Learning at Fishtank. She began her career at Match Community Day as a second grade teacher. Before joining the Fishtank Learning team she was the Teaching & Learning Manager at Mass STEM Hub where she helped support schools in their implementation of high quality STEM curriculum. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Kenyon College. Outside of work Faith loves reading, hosting dinner parties, road trips, and discussing all things pop culture.
Maggie is the ELA Curriculum Director for grades K-5. Maggie joined the Fishtank team after a decade teaching 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades in public and charter schools in Providence, Brooklyn, and Boston. She has also worked as an Instructional Coach with the Sposato Graduate School of Education, an EdVestors Zeroing in on Math Teaching Fellow, and as the Director of High School Placement at CitySquash. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University. Maggie loves reading, yoga, and spending time with her family on Cape Cod.
Jami is the Managing Director of Mathematics curriculum at Fishtank Learning, and the author of the middle school Fishtank Math curriculum. She began her career at Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, where she served for 10 years teaching 8th grade math and 5th grade special education. Prior to joining Fishtank, Jami also worked at the Achievement Network as the managing director of the math assessment team. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Rochester, and a Master’s degree in teaching from Tufts University. She enjoys corny math jokes and spending time outdoors with her family.
Jaselle is the Product Manager at Fishtank Learning. Prior to joining the Fishtank team, Jaselle was the Learning Technology Manager at the Center for Educational Outreach at the University of Michigan. There, she managed virtual initiatives, including the development of a resource website which provides pre-college information for high school students. She has a BBA in Digital Media Management from St. Edward’s University and a Master’s degree in Design and Technologies for Learning from the University of Michigan. Outside of work, Jaselle enjoys spending time with her dog, family, taking photos, and discovering new music.
Cara Annunziata - Product Manager
Aleah Dacey - Curriculum Writer | ELA
Kate Gasaway - Curriculum Associate | Math
Ebony Moses - Curriculum Director | ELA 9–12
Kim Nicoll - Curriculum Director | ELA 9–12
Zach Seek - Finance and Operations Manager
Marisa Segel - Curriculum Director | ELA 6–8
Alexis Simpson McGee - Curriculum Writer | ELA
Jen Spencer - Curriculum Director | Math 9-12
Ross Trudeau - Director of Digital Media
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