RISE Network Members

The RISE Network was founded and developed by public school teachers and leaders in support of fellow educators advancing student outcomes.  As a networked improvement community, we innovate, measure, and learn together to achieve our shared Network goals. The Network and its programs are supported by the Dalio Foundation. 

Haifa Abdel-Jalil
Science Teacher, Hill Regional Career High School, New Haven
Allison Anderson
Assistant Principal, East Hartford High School, East Hartford
Ramon Apellaniz
Behavior Technician, Hartford Public High School, Hartford
Teddy Aronson
Data Specialist, Connecticut RISE Network
Erin Benham
President, Meriden Federation of Teachers
Mark Benigni
Superintendent, Meriden Public Schools
Fred Benton
Deputy Director, Research and Analytics, Connecticut RISE Network
Mary Bieler
English Teacher,
East Hartford High School, East Hartford
Lisa Bryson
Business Teacher, Hill Regional Career High School, New Haven
Sarah Brzozowy
Data Analyst and School Improvement Specialist, East Hartford Public Schools
Pete Civitello
Assistant Principal, Platt High School, Meriden
Joan Coleman
Mathematics Teacher, HPHS Academy of Engineering & Green Technology
Bridget Corcoran
Administrative Intern/UCAPP Resident, Hill Regional Career High School, New Haven
Kaitlyn Curran
English Teacher, HPHS Law & Government Academy, Hartford Public Schools
Nicole DiFabio
Social Studies Teacher, HPHS Academy of Engineering & Green Technology, Hartford
Kimberly Downing
On-Track Coordinator, Hartford Public High School, Hartford
Kate England
Chief Academic Officer, Hartford Public Schools
Chris Fenn
9th Grade Transition Specialist, Maloney High School, Meriden Public Schools
John Fote
Assistant Principal,
East Hartford High School, East Hartford
Dana Fudge
Director of Counseling, Maloney High School, Meriden Public Schools
Ellen Fugate
Meriden Data Fellow, Connecticut RISE Network
Caitlin Gallagher
Program Coordinator, Connecticut RISE Network
Blake Garfinkle
Data Specialist, Connecticut RISE Network
Kristen Grandfield
English Teacher, Hill Regional Career High School, New Haven
Michael Grove
Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Administration, Meriden Public Schools
Barbara Haeffner
Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Meriden Public Schools
Jamie Harris
Assistant Principal, Hartford Public High School, Hartford
Salman Khan
East Hartford Data Fellow, Connecticut RISE Network
Adam Krupa
Math Interventionist, East Hartford Public Schools, East Hartford
Lois Lehman
Grants Coordinator, Meriden Public Schools
Joseph LeRoy
Assistant Principal,
East Hartford High School, East Hartford
Jacob Lopez
Hartford Data Fellow, Connecticut RISE Network
Erin Lyons-Barton
Assistant Principal, Maloney High School, Meriden Public Schools
Anne Marie Mancini
Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Schools, East Hartford Public Schools
Gary Maratea
Math Department Chair, Platt High School, Meriden
Shannon Marimón
Director of Talent and Operations
Michelle Marion
Assistant Principal, East Hartford High School, East Hartford Public Schools
Mike Maziarz
Principal, Hartford Public High School, Hartford
Jessica McKinstry
English Teacher, HPHS Academy of Engineering & Green Technology, Hartford
Sherry McLaughlin
Supervisor of Postsecondary Planning and Data Integration, Meriden Public Schools
Anthony Menard
Principal,
East Hartford Middle School, East Hartford
Jamie Meurer
On-Track Coordinator, Hartford Public High School, Hartford
Philip Mitchell
Social Studies Teacher, HPHS Nursing Academy, Hartford Public Schools
Susan Moore
Supervisor of Blended Learning, Meriden Public Schools
Dolores Garcia-Blocker
Chief of Staff, New Haven Public Schools
Abby Olinger Quint
Director of Assessment Systems and Data Acquisition, Hartford Public Schools
Emily Pallin
Director, Connecticut RISE Network
Zakia Parrish
Principal, Hill Regional Career High School, New Haven Public Schools
Sam Purdy
Innovation & Learning Manager, Connecticut RISE Network
Nate Quesnel
Superintendent, East Hartford Public Schools
Matt Ryan
Principal, East Hartford High School, East Hartford
Michele Sherban
Supervisor of Research, Assessment, and Analytics, New Haven
Liz Slot
English Teacher, HPHS Nursing Academy, Hartford
Bianca Smith-Huckabey
Counselor, Hill Regional Career High School, New Haven
Frank Staples
Guidance Department Head, East Hartford Public Schools
Eric Stefanowicz
Educational Data Specialist, East Hartford Public Schools
Jennifer Straub
Principal, Maloney High School, Meriden Public Schools
Mike Strumski
9th Grade Transition Specialist, Platt High School, Meriden Public Schools
Jonathan Swan
Chief School Improvement Officer, Hartford Public Schools
Leslie Torres-Rodriguez
Superintendent, Hartford Public Schools
Gil Traverso
Director of Instruction, New Haven Public Schools
Ashley Vargas
Reading Interventionist, East Hartford High School, East Hartford
Diana Westefeld
Social Worker, Hill Regional Career High School, New Haven Public Schools
Dan Wick
New Haven Data Fellow, Connecticut RISE Network