National Leadership

Jonas Chartock

Jonas Chartock Chief Executive Officer Jonas oversees all aspects of Leading Educators operations, development strategy and growth.

Chong-Hao Fu

Chong-Hao Fu Chief Program Officer Chong-Hao oversees the curriculum development and delivery of the Fellowship program and is responsible for the national program evaluation and assessment strategy.

Phong Dinh

Phong Dinh Chief Finance and Operations Officer Phong Dinh oversees the organization’s financial and operational resources and strategic planning.


Nikki Diamantes

Nikki Diamantes Managing Director of SSI Nikki designs and manages national expansion efforts for Leading Educators.

Tom Krebs

Tom Krebs Vice President, Fellowship Greater Kansas City Tom oversees the Fellowship program to ensure Fellow development and student achievement growth.

Kelly McClure

Kelly McClure Managing Director of Content Design Kelly leads the design of our national Fellowship program, as well as oversees the team who supports its component parts – sessions, coaching, problem-solving communities, school visits trip, and performance assessments.

Cordelia Tullous

Cordelia Tullous Vice President, Human Capital Cordelia oversees staff professional development, the cultivation and retention of talent, and management of talent-related systems for the national Leading Educators organization.


Ingrid Alvarado

Ingrid Alvarado Director of Development Ingrid is responsible for developing national relationships and securing multi-year investments for the organization’s sustainability.

Matthew Bradford

Matthew Bradford Director of Information Systems Matt oversees the information systems that are used across the network and is responsible for monitoring their use, maintenance, development, and training.

Liz Garcia

Liz Garcia Director of Coaching Liz oversees the Leading Educators coaching model and is also responsible for the national development of Coaches.



National Staff

Steph Bates Executive Assistant and  Special Projects Manager Steph directly supports the CEO and coordinates development projects and oversees social media and public relations.

Brock Bedard National Office Administrator Brock provides operational, talent, and communications support to the National organization as well as managing the National Office location.

Maria Bourgeois National Program Administrative Assistant Maria provides team and executive support to the National Program Team, showcasing a variety of experience in education, administration, and event planning.


Sarah Bullock Morgan SSI Program Manager Sarah is responsible for overseeing the project planning and execution of SSI service offerings across the country.

Lauren Mulcahy Senior Manager of Strategic Growth Lauren currently serves as Leading Educators Launch Manager, expanding the mission reach of the organization nationally.

Chad Rohrback Video Production Manager Chad is responsible for the management of all in-house video production efforts supporting the Fellowship and Strategic Support Initiatives programming, as well as strategic oversight and administrative direction over organizational video production services.


Simon Spadaro-Bliss National Fellowship Program Coordinator Simon is responsible for coordinating and supporting the day-to-day operations of the Fellowship program. He also provides operational support for Leading Educators events across the country.

Rebecca Taylor-Perryman National Program Experience Manager Rebecca brings her talent and passion for educational innovation matched with skills in data analysis, project management, and program administration.