As President and CEO, Roger works closely with a wide variety of district, foundation, and community partners to promote the Fund’s mission of increasing educational opportunities for Baltimore City’s public school students. Since joining the Fund in June 2010, he has been a leader in pulling together local and national coalitions to support such district-wide priorities as developing stronger school and classroom leaders, assessing school effectiveness, and improving literacy and graduation rates. Under his leadership, the Fund has successfully secured and managed over $30M in private and public dollars.
An active member of the Baltimore City community, Roger currently sits on the Education Committee of the Baltimore Community Foundation has also served on the Boards of the Pumpkin Theatre, KIPP Ujima Village Academy and The Megaphone Project. As part of the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading’s Steering Committee, he offers ongoing strategic and operational support for this diverse Baltimore coalition committed to improving third grade reading.
Roger has over 20 years of experience in urban education in Baltimore City and other major urban districts. Prior to joining the Fund, he was a Senior Partner at The New Teachers Project (TNTP), responsible for launching and managing its Staffing Initiatives business line which began as a pilot program in Baltimore and grew it into one of the organization’s core national services working with 250 schools in 11 urban districts across the country. As a member of the first Teach For America corps in Baltimore, Roger taught for 2 years at West Baltimore Middle School after which he served for five years as TFA’s Executive Director for Baltimore, working with some of Baltimore City’s highest needs schools. Roger earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colby College.
Corrie manages the Fund’s programs, including direct service and Analysis and Engagement projects. Most recently, she managed the design and implementation of the community study that resulted in the publication of City Speaks: Community Voices on Baltimore Schools in October 2014. She also re-designed the new charter school application and rubric for Baltimore City Public Schools.
Before joining the Fund in 2010, Corrie served in a number of roles over seven years with The New Teacher Project TNTP, working with school districts in New York City, New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Providence, and Baltimore. She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University.
Bud brings over 25 years of accounting experience to the Fund in both the nonprofit and private business sectors. Since 1991, Bud has provided a full range of accounting, budgeting, audit preparation and grant administration services to small nonprofits including, most recently, the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, the Urban Teacher Center, and Civic Works. Bud was a Certified Public Accountant and earned his M.B.A. and B.S. degrees from the University of Baltimore.
Sharon manages external communications and annual fundraising for the Fund. A member of the Fund’s staff since 2003, she works closely with district and foundation partners as grant manager for local and national grants in support of key City Schools initiatives.
Sharon has over 25 years of marketing, strategic planning, and business development experience. Prior to joining the Fund, she served most recently as Vice President, Network Development for MedStar Physician Partners and is also the former Director of Marketing for the University of Maryland Medical Center and Faculty Practices. Sharon earned an M.B.A. from Loyola College in Baltimore, a B.A. from Wellesley College, and is a former Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in the Humanities.
Kevin serves as the Program Manager of District Development at the Fund. He works closely with Baltimore City Public Schools’ leadership and the local and national funding communities to craft strategic reform initiatives for potential private investment. He has helped raise funding for the implementation of School Effectiveness Reviews, the summer Read to Succeed Program, and the High Value High Schools project.
Kevin spent five years as a high school teacher as both a Teach for America Corps member in Philadelphia, PA and later as an 11th grade English teacher in Los Angeles, CA. Kevin earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, completed his Certification in Secondary Education at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned an M.P.P. at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Danielle serves as the Program Manager for the Fund’s Analysis and Engagement efforts. She works closely with the Senior Program Manager and community partners to help transform recommendations from our community studies into actionable projects and programming.
Most recently, Danielle served as a Family and Community Engagement Specialist with Baltimore City Public Schools. In this role she worked with a number of Elementary/Middle schools to develop and implement effective family and community engagement strategies, leverage partnerships, and engage community organizations.
Danielle holds a M.S. Ed from the Education, Culture, and Society program at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a BA in Psychology & Social Anthropology from Boston University. She lives in Northwest Baltimore with her daughter.
Carrie serves as the Program Associate for the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading, which aims to increase the amount of third graders in Baltimore who read on grade level. She works closely with the Grade Level Reading Program Director to convene a Coalition of over 120 stakeholders who share the Campaign’s focus on Baltimore City children aged 0-8, to create a citywide movement to improve reading proficiency. As part of this work, she spearheads the Little Free Library Project to increase neighborhood access to books and community engagement around reading.
Carrie began her work with the Campaign as an AmeriCorps Vista. Before that, she worked at Agora Publishing as a Legal Marketing Editor. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Goucher College.
Angelique serves as the Program Director for the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading, which works to ensure all Baltimore City children read well by 3rd grade.
Most recently, Angelique served as the Manager for the Office of College and Career Readiness with Baltimore City Public Schools. In this role, she provided support and helped to develop district wide initiatives around college access and readiness, school counseling and guidance, and career training. Prior to working for City Schools, Angelique was a Senior Program Associate with Public/Private Ventures in New York City and provided technical assistance in the areas of disconnected youth and young adults, and criminal justice. She received her B.A. from the College of New Jersey and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She lives in North Baltimore with her husband and two children.