Staff

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.

Email: angeliquej@ffee.org

Chuck Adkins serves as the Finance Manager-Contracted.  He began his career in nonprofit finance 12 years ago at the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations where he focused on finance, human resources, organizational capacity and established best-practices.  His subsequent positions include Chief Operating Officer and Director of Finance at Episcopal Community Services of Maryland and Chief Financial Officer at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.  He has a Master’s Degree from the University of Maryland, where he has been an adjunct professor, teaching a graduate course in nonprofit management.

Email: finance@ffee.org

Corrie manages the Fund’s programs, including direct service and Analysis and Engagement projects. She  manages the design and implementation of the Fund’s community study projects that combine local and national research with community input to provide a nuanced understanding of current issues in our public schools. She also coordinates follow-up to our study recommendations, such as the BmoreReady website.

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.

E-mail: corries@ffee.org

Danielle serves as Program Director for the Fund’s Analysis and Engagement efforts. She works closely with the Senior Program Director and community partners to help transform recommendations from our community studies into actionable projects and programming. For example, she has been instrumental in the design and implementation of the BmoreReady website.

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.

Email: danielles@ffee.org

Kevin serves as the Program Director 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 a number of critical programs for improving college readiness and improving student achievement, and also provides grant writing services that have helped the district secure over $2M in federal grant funding.

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.

E-mail: kevinl@ffee.org

Pete serves as the Program Director, Student Athlete Development. In this role, Pete supports projects that use sports as a catalyst to enhance equity, education, and character growth in Baltimore City Public Schools. In collaboration with City Schools, Under Armour, InsideOut Inititative, the Ravens and other partners, Pete runs the Baltimore Student Athlete Coalition to expand access and opportunity for Baltimore City high school athletics.

Pete came to Baltimore as a 2013 Teach For America Baltimore corps member. Prior to working at the Fund, he taught and coached for three years at Woodlawn High School and one year at St. Paul’s School. He also founded and operates Teacher Props, an organization that helps Baltimore teachers find great housing. He earned his B.S. from Mount St. Mary’s University and M.S Ed. from Johns Hopkins School of Education.

Email: peted@ffee.org

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.

Email: rogers@ffee.org

Ruth is the Program Associate for the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading. Her primary focus is providing programmatic and administrative support to ensure the successful implementation of Grade Level Reading initiatives with an emphasis on communications and social media.

Ruth is a native of Baltimore and most recently received an MSW from the University of Maryland’s School of Social Work. Ruth holds a B.A. in Sociology from Washington College. Prior to getting her masters, she completed two years of service as an Americorps VISTA in Baltimore. She has worked with a number of schools and communities across Baltimore.

Email: ruthf@ffee.org

 

A member of the Fund’s staff since 2003, Sharon works closely with district and foundation partners as grant manager for local and national grants in support of strategic initiatives for City Schools and other education organizations. She also manages external communications for the Fund.

Sharon has over 25 years of marketing, strategic planning, and business development experience. Prior to joining the Fund, she served as Vice President, Network Development for MedStar Physician Partners. 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.

E-mail: sharond@ffee.org