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

Emily Lepkowski

Kimberley Mitchell

Ted Palenski

Megan Pattenhouse

Walt Peters

Shateshia Richards

Ed Sellitto

Andy Sullivan

Phil Teston

Mia Thompson

Keioni Walker

Kristine Wellins

Content

Jacqueline Barba

Gabriele Carotti-Sha

Chris Fichera

Hanna Guerrero

Emily Lang

Paula Leonova

Emily Luck

Cristina Marcalow

Shayna Orens

Mark Pan

John Picinich

Christina Pirzada

Evelyn Quezada

Emily Taylor

Stephanie Vatz

Rachel Williams

finance

Brian Berman

Joseph McKenna

Eric Tamborra

Marketing

Shohini Bhattacharya

Abby Faust

Joshua Han

Melissa Medeiros

Tyler Ng

Jamie Richard

people

Lauren Fox

Jessica Hart

Jacqueline Huynh

Katy Pierce

Kara Sang

Rosemary Vargas

Matt Yardeni

Product

Malvika Bhagwat

Jordan Bradley

Allison Cassing

Nic Crucian

Taylor Dohmeier

Brett Grau

Jason Logan

Calvin Peng

Justin Pruden

Aaron Schutzengel

Sales

Eddie Batikha

Daniel Behar

Goldyn Belgarde

Michael Bell

Steve Caputo

Alexandra Carmody

Danny Clune

Joseph Coiro

Michael Connolly

Rory Cregan

Craig Culhane

John Dean

Brad Deitch

Parla Duman

Justin Englander

Adam Fuchs

Andrew Guth

Christian Hartjes

Tara Healey

Julia Herman

Megan Hogeboom

Adam Javer

Mike Katz

Daniel Lee

Tony Leonardo

Emma Luera

Jack Marone

Mike Mitchell

Marina Moraes

Belinda Paladino

Jenna Persico

Sydney Price

Tumi Sodade

Samantha St. Laurent

Neel Suri

Harumi Syzemore

Justin Tedaldi

Jennifer Tucciarone

Diana Vacca

Jacob Zachs

Technology

Don Angelillo

Anton Backer

Kate Brender

Will Burdett

Alex Dancho

Chalise Grogan

Gordie Johnson

Andre Kuney

Kelvin Lee

Tristan McCormick

Noam Mohr

Luke Orland

Andrew Pankov

Long Peng

Yuri Petrovsky

Ray Riga

Sravanti Tekumalla

Jessica Turner

Vikram Vasisht

Investors

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Owl Ventures

Women's Venture Capital Fund