About Us | Leadership Team

Partners for Educational Leadership’s team brings over 200 years of hands-on experience and deep expertise to our partnerships. Prior to joining the team, its staff members served as principals, central office leaders, superintendents, instructional coaches, university researchers, and policy makers. Our staff offers practical, seasoned, in-depth expertise in large-scale instructional improvement, disrupting inequity, systems change, leadership development, adult learning, executive coaching, and family and community engagement.

Richard Lemons

Executive Director

Jerry Belair - Director of District Partnerships

Jerry Belair

Director of District Partnerships

Rydell Harrison - Program Coordinator

Rydell Harrison

Program Coordinator

Kerry Lord - Director of Programs

Kerry Lord

Director of Programs

headshot photo of Tisha Markette

Tisha Markette

Program Coordinator

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Patrice Nelson

Program Coordinator

Isobel Stevenson - Director of Organizational Learning

Isobel Stevenson

Director of Organizational Learning

Andrew Volkert

Andrew Volkert

Program Coordinator

Bridget Nahabedian - Director of Communications & Events

Bridget Nahabedian

Director of Communications & Events

Amber Ortiz - Administrative Assistant

Amber Ortiz

Administrative Assistant

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Jo-Ann Rogers

Office Administrator

Staff Associates

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Jennifer Cheatham

David Eddy-Spicer

David Eddy-Spicer

Elizabeth E. Feser

Elizabeth E. Feser

Eileen S. Howley

Eileen S. Howley

Roberta Kurlantzick - Program Coordinator

Roberta Kurlantzick

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Kelly Lyman

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Tom Nobili

Elizabeth M. Osga

Elizabeth M. Osga

Latrice Marianno

Latrice Marianno

John J. Ramos, Sr.

John J. Ramos, Sr.

Kathryn Serino

Kathryn Serino

Robert M. Villanova

Robert M. Villanova