Meet Our Team

National Executives

Michael is the Executive Chairman 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…


Michelle is the Executive Director of STC Boston. She holds a B.A. in History from Middlebury College and an M.Ed in Education Administration from Emmanuel College. She is a licensed K-8 principal and has been an educator and administrator for the past 8 years. A Boston native, she has experience in private and public schools in both urban and suburban settings. She has been a teacher at Boston Collegiate Charter School, and has served as a teacher and administrator at Noble and Greenough School, and most recently, as principal of Mother Caroline Academy in Dorchester. Her professional experience also includes diversity and cultural competency consulting work in schools, as well as consulting with turnaround schools. Her passion for the education of others is fueled by my own educational background.


Brian is a Development Co-Chair for STC and the Co-Founder, Executive Co-Chairman, and Managing Partner of HighBrook Investment Management LP, a real estate investment fund. Brian received a BA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He serves on the Board of the Trey Whitfield School.


Kate Del Priore is the Director of 21st Century Initiatives & Partnerships. 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…


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…


Stephany is the ED of STC Newark, where she previously worked in an urban education fellowship at Great Oaks Charter School. She holds a BA in Social Studies, focusing on urban development, from Harvard University.


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.


Tiffany Richards is the Media Specialist for STC. She’s ready to share all her enthusiasm for the betterment of quality education. A college graduate in magazine journalism and an avid writer, Tiffany is prepared to let the world know that a student can stop at nothing in achieving the best of their potential. She’s excited to be part of the STC team.


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.


Stephanie Whited is the Director of Communications & Marketing for STC living in Brooklyn, NY. Since joining the Executive Team in May 2010, her contributions have grown to include website development and management, marketing, videography, and social media coordination. She holds a BA in Psychology from NYU and is an actor and published poet.