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

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

Board Member

Community

Lauren Bochicchio Beaver

Nicole Boyle

Cody Caudill

Rahat Chowdhury

Karolina Dryjanska

Emily Dust

Danielle Edgeman

JJ Janikis

Emily Lepkowski

Leigh Marwick

Alice Montgomery

Ted Palenski

Megan Pattenhouse

Ellen Perez

Walt Peters

Shateshia Richards

Charles Stephenson

Taylor Stokes

Andy Sullivan

Phil Teston

Mia Thompson

Jason Weinberg

Kristine Wellins

Heather Witcher

Content

Jacqueline Barba

Alex Caron

Gabriele Carotti-Sha

Kirk Davis

Chris Fichera

Emily Lang

Mariya Lebedeva

Emily Luck

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

Melissa Medeiros

Kimberley Mitchell

Paul Miyashita

Luke Orland

Rebecca Scheidegger

Scott Sokoloff

Sam Taylor

Stephanie Tzeng

Finance

Brian Berman

Eric Cohn

Aura Martinez-Rene

Joseph McKenna

Britney Sachs

Marketing

Shohini Bhattacharya

Kristen Brophy

Parla Duman

Abby Faust

Joseph Fusaro

Tyson Jurgens

Jamie Richard

Annie Wang

People

Lauren Fox

Jessica Hart

Q Hawkins

Jacqueline Huynh

Katie Mann

Marcy Orchard

Rashida Robinson

Product

Jordan Bradley

Nic Crucian

Lisa Farlow

Eugene Gladun

Mel Lee

Jason Logan

Doug Moore

Justin Pruden

Aaron Schutzengel

Samira Sohail

Sales

Goldyn Belgarde

Michael Bell

Lisa Burge

Steve Caputo

Alexandra Carmody

Danny Clune

Joshua Cobb

Joseph Coiro

Michael Connolly

Elizabeth Crowley

Craig Culhane

John Dean

Brad Deitch

Jesse Enabnit

Justin Englander

Chris Frakes

Adam Fuchs

Jamie Gansmann

Joshua Grove

Andrew Guth

Christian Hartjes

Faith Hennigan

Julia Herman

Jenilssa Holguin

Max Holm

Art Hughes

Darla Iuliucci

Adam Javer

Yun Jung Hong

Matthew Kane

Mike Katz

Brian Knox

Jonathan Kreinin

Daniel Lee

Tony Leonardo

Isabella Levy

Derek Lovell

Emma Luera

Jack Marone

Lyman Missimer

Randy Morris

Belinda Paladino

Melissa Perlman

Jenna Persico

Sydney Price

Mike Sack

Elizabeth Schapiro

Ariel Seamon

Jake Seely

Ernest Silva

Samantha St. Laurent

Elizabeth St. Onge

Lauren Sterwerf

Neel Suri

Luisa Surma

Justin Tedaldi

Connie Tsue

Jennifer Tucciarone

Diana Vacca

Jason Vacca

Nicole Vanszl

Madurey Veerapalli

Amanda Volz

Technology

Don Angelillo

Anton Backer

Kate Brender

Will Burdett

Alex Dancho

Diana Eromosele

Patrick Estabrook

Drew Fertitta

Mahati Gollamudi

Michelle Huynh

John Nissen-Hooper

Andrew Pankov

Sean Perry

Yuri Petrovsky

Rajdeep Rao

Vanessa Sergeon

Jacquelyn Straus

Jessica Turner

Investors

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Owl Ventures

Women's Venture Capital Fund