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.

board

Brook Byers

Board Member

Jared Grusd

Board Member

Tory Patterson

Board Member

Community

Alysia Belle

Nicolle Beneventano

Nicole Boyle

Danielle Edgeman

JJ Janikis

Deborah Lee

Emily Lepkowski

Ted Palenski

Shateshia Richards

Andy Sullivan

Phil Teston

Mia Thompson

Kristine Wellins

Content

Jacqueline Barba

Malvika Bhagwat

Chris Fichera

Paula Leonova

Emily Luck

Cristina Marcalow

Shayna Orens

Mark Pan

Megan Pattenhouse

John Picinich

Evelyn Quezada

Spanish Content Lead

Emily Taylor

Stephanie Vatz

Rachel Williams

Marketing

Shohini Bhattacharya

Abby Faust

Joshua Han

Alex Wu

Operations

Brian Berman

Nicole Davis

Lauren Fox

Jessica Hart

Robin Herod

Joseph McKenna

Katy Pierce

Kara Sang

Eric Tamborra

Rosemary Vargas

Matt Yardeni

Product

Don Angelillo

Anton Backer

Jordan Bradley

Kate Brender

Allison Cassing

Nic Crucian

Alex Dancho

Taylor Dohmeier

Brett Grau

Chalise Grogan

Brian James

Gordie Johnson

Andre Kuney

Kelvin Lee

Jason Logan

Adam Masur

Tristan McCormick

Noam Mohr

Tyler Ng

Luke Orland

Andrew Pankov

Calvin Peng

Long Peng

Yuri Petrovsky

Justin Pruden

Ray Riga

Kieran Sobel

Sravanti Tekumalla

Sales

Eddie Batikha

Daniel Behar

Chris Blake

Steve Caputo

Michael Connolly

Craig Culhane

Sarah Dabah

Brad Deitch

Annie DeMane

Parla Duman

Adam Fuchs

Andrew Guth

Tara Healey

Julia Herman

Megan Hogeboom

Travis King

Mike Kroening

Tony Leonardo

Emma Luera

Mike Mitchell

Belinda Paladino

Tumi Sodade

Neel Suri

Harumi Syzemore

Justin Tedaldi

Diana Vacca

Vikram Vasisht

Judy Yang

Jacob Zachs

Investors

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Owl Ventures

Women's Venture Capital Fund