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.

 

Kate Del Priore has worked with Schools That Can since 2013. She began as a volunteer, and then led efforts to shape STC’s Partnerships and 21st Century Initiatives before focusing in on the STC community in New York City. A Teach For America alumna (Philadelphia Corps 2006), she has experience in both the education and private sectors. Kate started her career as a middle school math teacher in Philadelphia public schools, followed by a 4-year role as a middle and high school math teacher and instructional coach with Mastery Charter Schools. Kate earned her B.S. in Political Science and Communications at Northwestern University and M.S.Ed. in Urban Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more…

 

After serving as a volunteer co-chair for three years, Jennifer L. Husbands, Ph.D. joined the staff of Schools That Can as the founding Executive Director of STC Chicago in August 2014. In this role, she will build and strengthen the Chicago network and also lead specific cross-city initiatives for STC. Most recently, Jennifer was the inaugural Director of the AUSL Institute, where she built a consulting practice within the Academy for Urban School Leadership that delivered advisory services to schools, districts, CMOs, and other organizations interested in AUSL’s approach to turning around chronically low-performing district schools. Read more…

 

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…

 

Laurie Price started her career in education in the classroom, teaching 4th and 5th grades at PS 154X in the Bronx. Wanting to understand this large educational system and how policy is made, she attended NYU Wagner to earn an MPA. Since then, she has held a variety of roles within education, including serving as the founding Operations Manager for the first KIPP elementary school in the city-KIPP Academy Elementary.  After helping open this high performing school, Ms. Price was recruited to use this operational expertise to support charters schools across the city at the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), and went on to serve as Chief of Staff and then Executive Director for the Charter Schools Accountability and Support office in the NYCDOE. She is a proud University of Maryland fan (go Terps!) and lives in Brooklyn.

 

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.

 

Erin is the Executive Director for STC Newark. Deeply committed to urban youth education and Newark, she previously worked as Director of Strategic Initiatives for STC Newark school St. Benedict’s Prep, where she was a representative to STC. Erincurrently serves on the Board of Newark-based youth education nonprofit GlassRoots, co-manages the Girl Scouts of Newark, and serves as a mentor through NJ LEEP. An alumna of Leadership Newark, Erin recently completed a Master in American Studies at Rutgers-Newark where she focused her studies on the City of Newark and urban populations/migration. Previously, Erin served as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow in Nigeria, Bolivia, New York, Tanzania, Germany, and Washington, DC. She was recognized by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her community work overseas working with youth and victims of human trafficking. Erin began her career of nonprofit and government service in the late 1990s when she co-founded Harvest House, a community lunch program in New Jersey. Erin earned her Master in Public Policy/Urban Planning focused in community advocacy from Harvard Kennedy School and her Bachelor in Public Policy focused in urban studies from the University of Chicago.