As Executive Director, Joe is responsible for growing and strengthening Internationals Network’s proven approach to providing outstanding educational opportunities for English language learners. Joe focuses on organizational strategy, core values, partnerships, policy and advocacy, and fundraising. Previously, Joe served as more...
Joe holds a B.A. in History and Hispanic Studies from Connecticut College and a M.A. in ESL/Secondary Education from The George Washington University in Washington DC. He is a graduate of the New Leaders for New Schools urban principal preparation program.
Director, Finance & Operations
As Director of Business and Operations, Maria is responsible for developing, maintaining and expanding all business, financial and operational systems necessary to support Internationals’ mission. Prior to joining Internationals, Maria worked in finance and operations with several not for profit organizations which focused in the areas of advocacy, healthcare, emergency services, and technical assistance. Maria received her M.B.A. and B.B.A. from Baruch College.
Director, School Support
Luis oversees grant-funded initiatives for schools affiliated with Internationals Network for Public Schools and programs providing structural and instructional supports. He collaborates with school leaders to identify areas of strength and need, coordinates the Professional Development Committee composed of teachers from network schools, and develops internal staff capacity to deliver high-quality services to more...
Senior Director of Programs
Liliana is responsible for the areas of new school development, national expansion, and other school development programs and services for Internationals Network. Prior to joining Internationals, Liliana held teaching and leadership positions at International High more...
Development and Operations Team
Executive Assistant & Office Manager
Kathryn supports office operations and manages International Network’s Executive Director’s scheduling. She graduated from Stony Brook University in 2012 with a B.A. in Anthropology and Italian Studies. During her time there, she was able to travel to Tanzania, Madagascar, Honduras, and The Netherlands through study abroad and volunteer programs. In Madagascar, she conducted field research comparing reforestation/conversation programs.more...
Associate, Development & Communications
Jeehae supports the fundraising and communications efforts of Internationals Network. Previously, Jeehae was the Director of Programs and Administration at the Korean American Family Service Center where she worked with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She oversaw the daily operation and long-term growth of the organization’s multiple services. She is a professional violinist more...
Julie C. Ma
Manager, Finance & Operations
Julie is a former Brooklyn International High School student who graduated as class valedictorian. At Internationals Network, she manages day-to-day finance and operations work. Julie graduated from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business with a B.A. in Business Administration and is fully licensed in workers compensation, general liabilities insurance,more...
Director, School Development
As Director of School Development, Dariana supports the network in its national expansion initiatives, supporting the opening and development of new schools and academies. Dariana has over 14 years of experience working in public schools. Her most recent experience is as the Director of School Design in the New York City Department of Education’s Office of School Design & Charter Partnerships. There she supported school leaders in designing schools that responded to community needs. more...
As Program Associate, Clarissa is responsible for overseeing logistical support for Internationals’ professional development events, coordinating network-wide data management efforts, and managing ISHARE, Internationals’ online community for disseminating curriculum materials. She has traveled extensively and lived in three countries outside the U.S., more...
Manager, College Readiness
As Manager of College Readiness, Camille focuses on supporting schools and staffs in their work to prepare recently-arrived immigrant students to be successful in college. Camille plays a key role in the design of new programming in this area, in collaboration with Internationals Network leaders and staff as well as those at our NYC schools. Previously, Camille has served more...
As an instructional coach, Jessica supports teachers and school leaders in providing accessible and rigorous instruction for recently arrived immigrant students. Jessica previously worked as a more...
Marguerite Lukes, Ph.D.
Director of National Initiatives
Marguerite explores ways to increase our capacity to collect and analyze information about our work as Internationals Network continues to grow. She oversaw Project R.I.S.E., a five-year federally-funded school reform initiative that support higher levels of achievement for English language learners (ELLs) in two public high schools in New York City and San Francisco. Marguerite has taught in and directed programs in English as a Second Language, adult literacy and basic skills in English and Spanish, and has designed, implemented more...
Director, Professional Development Services
As Director of Professional Development Services, Dolan is responsible for the areas of professional and curriculum development, model documentation, and other academic programs and services for the Internationals Network. more...
As an Instructional Coach, Kelly supports teachers and school leaders to apply principals of Internationals Network for Public Schools in the classroom. She is an experienced educator, who spent a majority of her career as a teacher at the International High School at LaGuardia Community College in New York City where she taught more...
Manager of Professional Development Services
As the Manager of Professional Development Services, Genna is responsible for supporting the design of Professional Development that builds teacher and school capacity around the core principles of the Internationals Model. Previously, Genna was the founding science teacher at Crotona International High School, where she taught grades 9-12 over the course of her 5-year tenure. At Crotona she was the more...
Regional Director of Network Support
As the Regional Director of Network Support, Nancy oversees our growing DC, Maryland, and Virginia hub of schools and academies. She will lead new school development efforts in the region in addition to strengthening network services. Nancy has over ten years of experience working in the public and nonprofit management sectors.more...
She also served as an analyst on the Student Based Budgeting initiative which annually allocated more than $430 million to schools based their on students’ needs and characteristics. Previously, she worked at MDRC, a nonprofit research firm that designs and evaluates social and educational programs as the lead Resource Manager for the Low Wage Workers and Communities policy area. She also served as a lead qualitative field researcher in a community development study in central California and co-authored the study’s final research report. Nancy earned her B.A. in Latin American Studies from Yale University and her M.B.A. from the Boston University School of Management.
Lead Instructional Coach
As a Lead Instructional Coach, Trevor facilitates the Internationals’ league of coaches in supporting teachers and school leaders. Prior to coaching, Trevor taught for three years as an English Language Arts teacher at International Community High School.more...
Special Projects Coordinator
As the Special Project Coordinator, Sonia directly supports three different International High Schools impacted by the influx of unaccompanied minors. As an advocate, she believes in the power of education more...
Andrew is responsible for helping teachers implement the core principals of the Internationals Network for Public Schools Model in the classroom. Previously, Andrew was a teacher at the International Academy at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Andrew taught 9th grade government where he focused on more...
Claire E. Sylvan, Ed.D
Founder, Senior Strategic Adviser
A nationally recognized expert and practitioner in both school reform and the education of immigrants and English language learners, Claire is passionate about providing all students but particularly immigrant students, with personalized and cutting edge educational opportunities. Prior to founding Internationals Network, Claire workedmore...
Claire has developed innovative programs and practices for diverse populations of new learners of English in various New York City public schools, led the Internationals Schools Partnership (the early network of International High Schools) and piloted the groundbreaking Early College Program at The International High School at LaGuardia Community College, the first International High School. She has also researched and published articles documenting the cross-section of educational reform and language development programs for immigrants and their children. Claire attended McGill University and Brooklyn College as an undergraduate and received masters and doctoral degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University.
As Program Assistant, Jade is responsible for helping to coordinate Professional Development committees, intervisitations, conferences, and workshops. She is originally from the Bronx, New York. She has a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish and Hispanic studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Jade served in Peace Corps El Salvador as a more...
Specialist, Mastery and Competency
As Mastery and Competency Specialist, Maggie is responsible for supporting the network with the development or transition to competency-based learning. She supports schools in designing and implementing their curriculum and assessment vision. This includes framework design, technology needs analysis, and staff training. Prior to joining internationals, Maggie was a more...