About Newsela

Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. Our team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in the classroom, the newsroom, and the boardroom. We publish high-interest news and nonfiction articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using a proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. By combining relevant and interesting nonfiction content with standards-aligned assessments, Newsela gives educators the primary solution to dramatically improve students’ literacy skills for the 21st century.

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Brook Byers

Board Member

Jared Grusd

Board Member

Tory Patterson

Board Member

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

Board Member

Community

Lauren Bochicchio

Nicole Boyle

Rahat Chowdhury

Danielle Edgeman

JJ Janikis

Emily Lepkowski

Leigh Marwick

Ted Palenski

Megan Pattenhouse

Ellen Perez

Walt Peters

Shateshia Richards

Ed Sellitto

Charles Stephenson

Andy Sullivan

Phil Teston

Mia Thompson

Jason Weinberg

Kristine Wellins

Content

Jacqueline Barba

Gabriele Carotti-Sha

Kirk Davis

Chris Fichera

Angel Geden

Hanna Guerrero

Emily Lang

Emily Luck

Cristina Marcalow

Aliyah Mohammed

Nicole Offerdahl

Shayna Orens

Mark Pan

John Picinich

Christina Pirzada

Evelyn Quezada

Stephany Soto

Emily Taylor

Stephanie Vatz

Rachel Williams

data

Timothy Cheung

Rich Fernandez

Aaron Geerlings

Paula Leonova

Melissa Medeiros

Kimberley Mitchell

Luke Orland

Scott Sokoloff

Finance

Brian Berman

Eric Cohn

Aura Martinez-Rene

Joseph McKenna

Britney Sachs

Theresa Yu

Marketing

Shohini Bhattacharya

Abby Faust

Tyson Jurgens

Jamie Richard

Annie Wang

People

Lauren Fox

Jessica Hart

Q Hawkins

Jacqueline Huynh

Kara Sang

Matt Yardeni

Product

Malvika Bhagwat

Jordan Bradley

Allison Cassing

Nic Crucian

Eugene Gladun

Jason Logan

Doug Moore

Justin Pruden

Aaron Schutzengel

Sales

Goldyn Belgarde

Michael Bell

Lisa Burge

Scott Cannon

Steve Caputo

Alexandra Carmody

Danny Clune

Joseph Coiro

Michael Connolly

Rory Cregan

Elizabeth Crowley

Craig Culhane

John Dean

Brad Deitch

Parla Duman

Jesse Enabnit

Justin Englander

Chris Frakes

Adam Fuchs

Jamie Gansmann

Joshua Grove

Andrew Guth

Christian Hartjes

Tara Healey

Julia Herman

Jenilssa Holguin

Max Holm

Adam Javer

Matthew Kane

Mike Katz

Brian Knox

Jonathan Kreinin

Daniel Lee

Tony Leonardo

Isabella Levy

Derek Lovell

Emma Luera

Jack Marone

Mike Mitchell

Randy Morris

Belinda Paladino

Melissa Perlman

Jenna Persico

Jeremy Pierre

Sydney Price

Layne Rainey

Carol Reed

Mike Sack

Jake Seely

Samantha St. Laurent

Elizabeth St. Onge

Neel Suri

Justin Tedaldi

Connie Tsue

Jennifer Tucciarone

Diana Vacca

Jason Vacca

Madurey Veerapalli

Amanda Volz

Elena Wathen

Tammy Willey

Jacob Zachs

Technology

Don Angelillo

Anton Backer

Kate Brender

Will Burdett

Alex Dancho

Diana Eromosele

Drew Fertitta

Gordie Johnson

Andre Kuney

Kelvin Lee

Tristan McCormick

Andrew Pankov

Long Peng

Sean Perry

Yuri Petrovsky

Rajdeep Rao

Jacquelyn Straus

Jessica Turner

Investors

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Owl Ventures

Women's Venture Capital Fund