Thomas Pedroza

Thomas earned his B.A. in philosophy from Columbia University and went on to teach special education math in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a Teach For America Corps Member.  Before joining Partners, Thomas co-founded Summit Tamalpais in Richmond, California, where he served as a history teacher, instructional coach, grade level team lead, and leadership team member. His

Jill Colley

Prior to coming to Partners and Philadelphia, Jill spent 17 years teaching and leading in middle and high schools in Boston. Most recently she worked as an academic coach for the UP Education Network, coaching a team of assistant principals in five turnaround middle schools. Before that she was a dean of instruction, a dean

Allie DeRosa

After graduating from Bucknell University with a degree in Spanish and international relations, Allie began her teaching career in Baltimore. While teaching high school Spanish, she pursued a master's degree in urban education at Johns Hopkins University. She then transitioned to teaching middle school Spanish at KIPP Ujima Village Academy in Baltimore. It was during

Jesse Roe

Jesse’s education career started in New York City as an early member of the Math For America fellowship program. After earning a bachelor's degree in pure and applied mathematics at Boston University and a master's degree in math education at Teachers College, Jesse taught high school mathematics in New York City for five years. He

Noah M. Wager

Noah M. Wager joins Partners in School Innovation as the Math Network Lead, after working in Philadelphia’s schools for over ten years as a math teacher, special educator, coach and administrator. He is passionate about all students having access to quality education. In math instruction and coaching, he works to make sure students understand concepts

Juliana Houston

Juliana spent eight years teaching 6th grade math and science, newcomer math, and middle school art in the Oakland Unified School District before coming to Partners. She is committed to creating systems that support students and teachers to be their best. As a teacher working closely with many students who had experienced trauma, Juliana learned

Emily Becker

Emily has been with Partners since 2012, supporting K-12 schools in numerous districts in northern California. A Bay Area native, Emily started her education career as a substitute teacher in Oakland Public Schools over twenty years ago.  Since that time, she has been a middle school teacher, a founding school principal, and a fellow at

Amanda Faulkner

Before coming to Partners, Amanda Faulkner had ten years of teaching and leadership experience in public schools. She received her B.A. in English literature from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and then spent two years working as a Special Education teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Then Amanda moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and began teaching