Meet Our Team

Michael is the Executive Chair of Schools That Can which he has developed since 2005 into what is now the largest network in the country of high-performing and high-potential urban schools serving low-income students nationwide. He has been deeply involved in urban education since 2001 and served until recently as Board Chairman of the Trey Whitfield School in East New York, Brooklyn for over ten years. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Board of Regents at the Da Vinci Schools in L.A., is the Co-Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the NYU Center for Global Affairs, and is Chairman of M2C Group. Read more…


Jordan joined Schools That Can as a Development Associate in Spring 2015. A Miami native, Jordan developed an interest in urban education while working for Shearwater Education Foundation in St. Louis, MO. Jordan holds a BA in Political Science and Applied Macroeconomics from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Master of Public Service degree from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Jordan’s diverse social sector experience includes donor prospect research and proposal writing, his area of focus with Schools That Can.


Mary is a Regional Council Co-Chair in Philadelphia and a Board Member of STC. Formerly, Mary was a School Administrator in Philadelphia.


Casey is committed to ensuring that all children have access to high quality educational opportunities and to empowering children with the skills, knowledge, and internal drive to determine their own path to success. This passion began to develop as an undergraduate student at Pomona College, where she studied education policy and psychology. Read more…


Terri Milsap joined as STC Newark Executive Director in Summer 2014. She is a Chicago native and moved to NJ in 2013. She began her career as a high school English teacher at Thornton Township High School. Her experience as an administrator includes the following: Principal of The Academy of Communication and Technology Charter School, Founding Principal of The Chicago High School for the Arts, and most recently, a NJ Department of Education State Turnaround Principal Coach. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Illinois State University, a B.A in Secondary English Education from Governors State University, and a M.Ed in School Leadership from Concordia.


Wendy is an educational and social justice leader dedicated to the work of serving urban communities. For the last 16 years, her work has focused on issues related to low-income youth and their families in both the out-of-school and in-school arenas. In the last 12 years, she has served as the ED for both The Children’s Storefront and The GO Project. She holds a C.A.S. in Educational Administration from Steinhardt School of Education, NYU, an Ed. M. in the Sociology of Education with a concentration in Educational Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University, a M.A. in Elementary/Childhood Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.A. from Oberlin College. She also completed the Institute for Not-for-Profit Executive Level Program at the Graduate School of Business, Columbia University. Along with STC, she is also a trustee for The Children’s Storefront and Summer Steps.


Kyle Ryan is the accounting manager of STC. He is also a senior accountant at Con Edison, the energy utility of the New York metropolitan area. Kyle graduated with a BA in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Kyle holds an active CPA license in New York and Minnesota.


Elizabeth Trongone is a Development Co-Chair and Board Member of STC. She is also the senior marketing manager for e-commerce driven men’s apparel brand, Bonobos. Elizabeth’s work with e-commerce brands started while at Harvard Business School where she was an MBA Intern for Birchbox and consulted for e-commerce companies Moda Operandi, Threadflip and Of a Kind. Prior to that, she was a Business Development Manager at global advertising agency, Ogilvy & Mather. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Brown University.