Urban Teachers

We are a mission-driven team dedicated to providing students in urban communities with highly effective teachers. More than half of us are former educators, lending our classroom and school experiences to build upon our theory of change. Although we come from different backgrounds, we are all committed to equity, inclusivity and ensuring every student receives a great education. Our mission is what binds us together as colleagues and helps guide every decision.


Jennifer Green
Chief Executive Officer
& Co-Founder

Frank Bonanno
Chief Finance Officer

Drew Deutsch
Chief Operating Officer

Annette O’Boyce
Chief Academic Officer

Donna Price
Executive Administrator

Kerry Whitacre Swarr
Chief Growth Officer

Jacqueline Greer
Executive Director, DC

Charelle James
Executive Director, Baltimore

Emily Nolen
Executive Director, Dallas / Fort Worth

Vanessa Coe
Director of Marketing

Prathima Kathiresan
Director of Selection & Admissions

Kirsten Mackler
Director of Performance & Evaluation

Simone Pollard
Executive Director, Recruitment

Kevin Tame
Director of Information Systems & Technology

Roxanne White
Director of Curriculum &
Professional Development

Board of Directors

Vince Talbert (Chair)
CMO/Co-Founder, Bill Me Later

Sekou Biddle
Vice President of Advocacy, UNCF

Dr. Sheila A. Brown
Director, Education and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Gary N. Geisel

Jennifer Green
CEO and Co-Founder, Urban Teachers

Dianne Houghton
Senior Advisor, Library of Congress

James Pickman
Chair, Pickman Realty Corp

Micah Sagebiel
Portfolio Director, United States Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Dr. David Steiner
Executive Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy

Judy Wurtzel
Director of Education, The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Adrienne Williams
Curriculum Manager, Center City Public Charter Schools