Vice President, The Collaborative for Inclusive Education

Melissa is an inclusion and equity advocate for historically underserved populations in NYC charter schools. As the Vice President, Inclusive Education, she works to ensure that schools have access to the essential supports, trainings, resources and technical assistance necessary to ensure the success of all of their students. Prior to joining the Collaborative, she worked as a French dual language teacher and an ESL teacher within the NYC DOE. During her time in the classroom, she strived to provide equity and access for all her students through culturally relevant pedagogy and research-based language supports. Melissa holds B.A.s from Trinity College (Hartford) in French, Spanish and English, earned her M.S. in TESOL as a Teach For America corps member from Fordham University, and her M.S. in Educational Leadership from Hunter College.

Melissa Katz is part of Collaborative for Inclusive Education
Contact Melissa Katz at MKatz@nyccharterschools.org

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Angelica Maddox

Inclusive Education Specialist
Collaborative for Inclusive Education

Christina Brown

Chief Operating Officer
Executive Team

Corey Callahan

General Counsel and VP of Legal Policy
Policy & Advocacy

Edith Litt

Director of Administration
Administration

Eleanora (Ellie) Grose

Inclusive Education Specialist
Collaborative for Inclusive Education

Erik Joerss

Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs
Policy & Advocacy

James Merriman

Chief Executive Officer
Executive Team

Kimberly (Kiki) Almonte

ADMINSTRATIVE COORDINATOR
Collaborative for Inclusive Education

Luis Zuluaga

Manager, Office Administration
Administration

Melissa Katz

Vice President, The Collaborative for Inclusive Education
Collaborative for Inclusive Education

Najee Johnson

Coordinator, Policy & Advocacy
Policy & Advocacy

Olga Nechiporenko

Accountant
Finance

Pamela Ozoria

Executive Project Coordinator
Administration

Richard Bellis

Data and Research Analyst, Policy & Advocacy
Policy & Advocacy

Sherita Smith

Director of School Supports and Development
School Supports

Sophie Rodgers

Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
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