Meet Our Team

Our Co-Leaders

Carrie Mauer

Executive Director

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As Executive Director of Explore Schools and the network’s co-leader, Carrie Mauer guides and executes the network’s strategic and operational vision. Carrie came to Explore in 2017 as an experienced leader in public charter schools, chiefly KIPP. Most recently, Carrie served as Senior Director of Strategy and Operations at KIPP Foundation and, earlier, as Chief of Staff at KIPP NYC —one of a series of leadership roles over eight years. Carrie has also consulted for Education First and managed professional development and fundraising for Providence public schools. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from Brown University and an M.P.A  from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Christina Froeb

Superintendent

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As Superintendent of Explore Schools and the network’s co-leader, Christina Froeb oversees the academic vision and instructional leadership development. Under Christina’s leadership as Academic Director, Explore Charter School was recognized as the most-improved K–8 school in New York City in 2012. Christina returns to us after four years consulting with organizations and schools including TNTP, SchoolKit, and VOICE Charter School, bringing a wide vision of what public charter schools can achieve. Christina is an experienced educator, having served in a variety of roles including principal, assistant principal, and teacher. Christina earned her BS from St. Joseph’s University and her MS in both Art Education and Educational Leadership from Brooklyn College, where she also served as an adjunct professor in their Instructional Leadership graduate program.

Senior Leadership

Organized alphabetically by first name

Ashley Dickens

Ashley Dickens

Managing Director of Finance

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Jaime White

Jaime White

School Leadership Coach

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Joana Ngo

Joana Ngo

Managing Director of Operations

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Karen Francois

Karen Francois

Managing Director of Curriculum and Instruction

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Lindsay Malanga

Lindsay Malanga

Managing Director of School Support

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Ola Duru

Ola Duru

Chief of Staff

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Rachel Modica-Russell

Rachel Modica-Russell

Managing Director of Talent

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Tracy Rebe

Tracy Rebe

Assistant Superintendent

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Explore Schools Network Staff

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Alex Owens

Alex Owens

Operations Manager

Alexander Candee

Alexander Candee

Director of Culture and Student Support

Chloe Taylor

Chloe Taylor

Math Specialist

Emmy Danforth

Emmy Danforth

Academic Program Manager

Erica Coca

Erica Coca

Director of Recruitment

Jarren Kanze

Jarren Kanze

Senior Director of School Support

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas

Director of Special Projects

Jessica Willm

Jessica Willm

Senior Director of Math Curriculum and Instruction

Kadeem Howard

Kadeem Howard

Senior Director of Special Populations

Krista Jahn

Krista Jahn

Senior Director of Early Childhood

Lawrence Mele

Lawrence Mele

Director of Operations and Technology

Luci Searles

Luci Searles

Special Projects Manager

Nathalie Laureano

Nathalie Laureano

Finance Manager

Nicole Worthy

Nicole Worthy

Talent Manager

Rachel Wiley

Rachel Wiley

Data and Operations Manager

Sherquana Charles

Sherquana Charles

Finance Manager

Tahara Roberts

Tahara Roberts

Recruitment Manager

Tiffany Williams

Tiffany Williams

Senior Director of Human Resources

Topher Chavis

Topher Chavis

Talent Manager

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Contact Us
Phone:
(718) 989-6730
E-mail:
information@explorenetwork.org
Mail:
Explore Schools
20 Jay Street, Suite 211
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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