Envision Learning Partners
(Contact info listed above with Management Team)
Deeper Learning Coach
Deeper Learning Coach
Deeper Learning Coach
Vice President of Program
ELP Special Projects Coordinator
Support Office Staff
Senior Communications Manager
Development & Human Resources Assistant
Data and Assessments Manager
Director of Development
Human Resources and Talent Manager
School Site Support Staff
Special Education Program Specialist
Tech and Web Administrator
Dr. John Moore, III
School Psychologist for Impact Academy and City Arts & Tech
Dr. Lisa Oefinger
School Psychologist for Envision Academy and City Arts & Tech
Senior Director of Technology
Ms. Truong leads Envision and oversees all operations including 120 employees and 4 senior management staff. Ms. Truong reports directly to Envision’s Board and supports their work in overseeing each school site and all operations. Prior to joining Envision, Ms. Truong was the Executive Officer of Oakland Unified’s 60-member Curriculum and Instruction Department, where she led strategic planning and reorganization; and OUSD’s Effective Principals and Leadership Task Force. Previous to that she was OUSD’s Network Executive Officer and led a network of middle schools. She also has served as principal of Urban Promise Academy and as a teacher for 8 years in both district and charter schools. Ms. Truong has a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Asian-American Studies from San Francisco State University, an M.A. in Teaching from Brown University, and earned her Administrative Credential through the New Leaders Principal Residency Program.
As of December 2015, Ben is the Executive Director of Envision Learning Partners and is in charge of overseeing our district and school partnerships around the country. He originally came to Envision in 2013, as the Chief Operating Officer. In that capacity, he led Envision’s business operations including finance, technology, HR, operations, and growth. Mr. Kornell previously worked as a strategist and operations director at DaVita, a Fortune 500 healthcare company. He taught for four years in San Jose as a Teach for America Corps member and alumnus and held operations positions at SFUSD and Leadership Public Schools. Mr. Kornell was recognized with Education Pioneer’s Action Award and DaVita’s National Service Excellence Award. He holds an A.B. in History and Literature with a Spanish minor from Harvard College, and both a Master’s in Education and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Mark Isero is Envision Education’s Director of Instructional Development. Through instructional coaching and targeted professional development, Mark helps build the capacity of teachers in the network.
Before joining Envision, he was a teacher and instructional coach in the Bay Area for 15 years, most recently serving at Leadership High School in San Francisco. Mark has a B.A. in History with a minor in education from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University.
An ardent advocate of reading, Mark is also the founder of the Kindle Classroom Project, which uses technology to connect students with high-interest books.
Carole Fisher is Envision Education’s Director of Special Education. She has been in the field of education for 20 years and held a variety of classroom and administrative positions in general and special education. She began her career in education in Michigan and has also worked in public and charter schools in southern California.
Carole holds a B.S. in Social Science with a minor in Biology from Marygrove College in Detroit and a Master of Arts in Special Education from National University. She has helped establish policies and developed the special education and English language learner programs for School for Integrated Academics and Technologies, a multi-state public charter high school.
Dr. Rick Lear
Dr. Lear oversees ELP’s consulting work, partnerships and training activities. Dr. Lear’s decades of experience include Senior Director for School Design and Implementation at the New Tech Network, Director for the Small Schools Project at University of Washington, directing the Alternative Program in State College (PA) for a decade, a senior researcher at the Coalition of Essential Schools, and as a teacher and school leader in districts across the country. Dr. Lear is a three-time graduate from the Ohio State University, where he received his B.S. in Education, Master’s in English Education, and Ph. D. in Humanities Education.
As Chief Academic Officer, Ms. Marantz oversees the instructional program and instructional leaders across the entire network. Prior to joining Envision, Ms. Marantz worked as the Executive Director of the Alameda County Office of Education from 2013-2015, as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction for North Monterey County Unified, and as the middle school network Executive Director for OUSD. She was Principal at Edna Brewer M.S. and Assistant Principal at Westlake M.S. in Oakland. Ms. Marantz earned both a B.S. in Biology, Summa Cum Laude, and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from CSU Hayward, her credential in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics from U.C. Berkeley, and her Clear Administrative Services credential from CSU Fullerton.
Ms. Nadel-Hayes is responsible for school site operations, compliance, facilities, risk management, nutrition services, procurement, and financial management. Ms. Nadel-Hayes joins Envision after nearly nine years at OUSD, including Financial Services Director in the Budget Department, where she developed and implemented a budget monitoring and management system for 86 schools and 40 departments, and as Manager of Operations Support leading a team of coaches charged with optimizing operational systems at schools across the district. She previously served as the Youth & Training Director of the Freedom Archives and the Organizational Development Administrator for Kids First. She holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Geography from Macalester College and a Masters of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.
Ms. Nilson leads recruitment and HR, and previously served as Envision’s Operations Manager. Prior to joining Envision, Ms. Nilson was the founding administrator of FAME Charter, where she oversaw program development and growth, operations, and co-managed a team of 35 staff. She also has worked in international sales, managing 25 accounts worldwide. Ms. Nilson has a B.A. in Business Administration from CSU Chico and a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.
Envision’s newly created Director of Growth role will lead expansion and replication efforts. Ms. Grimm was the Principal of Envision Academy (2011-2015), and VP of Student Support at Impact Academy (2009-2011). Ms. Grimm taught for seven years at charter and district schools in Southern California. She received a B.A. from Duke University, Magna Cum Laude, and a Master’s in Elementary Education from Loyola Marymount University, where she was a Charter School Leadership Academy Fellow.
As Chief Operating Officer, Terry oversees Envision’s finance, facilities, operations, and technology. Mr. Cumes comes to Envision having helped a variety of higher education organizations with their strategy, growth, and operations, most notably serving as Chief Student Officer at the Minerva Schools of KGI. Previously, Mr. Cumes led the outbound education abroad division of Intrax Cultural Exchange, launching and managing several businesses dedicated to helping high school and college students study, intern, and volunteer abroad. Mr. Cumes has worked internationally extensively, overseeing European operations for Backroads Active Travel in France. He also began his career as a management consultant in Latin America, opening offices in Mexico and Brazil. Mr. Cumes holds a B.A. in Political Economics and in Spanish/Portuguese from U.C. Berkeley and an M.B.A from Stanford University.
Sarah leads and supports the talent, growth, development and communications teams at Envision. Prior to joining Envision, Sarah served in multiple roles at Summit Public Schools, leading adult learning, summer programming, growth, and facilities. Sarah began her career in education at the Bridgespan Group in Boston, advising nonprofits in strategy, and she discovered her passion for education through teaching a theater program in Boston Public Schools in college. Sarah holds an A.B. in Astronomy & Astrophysics from Harvard College and a joint Master’s in Education and M.B.A from Stanford University.