Our College-In-High School Model
5 Core Elements


College credit-bearing courses from top universities brought to classrooms at no cost to students.

21st-century cohort of classroom co-teachers trained as facilitators, coaches, and supervisors to support and enrich student learning.

One-on-one college mentors to help students navigate the college application, matching, and financial aid process.

Messages about the importance of college and career from celebrities, near-peers, and professionals to promote college-going mindsets and career exploration.

Ongoing evaluation and continuous improvement to advance our learning agenda.

What We Do


The National Education Equity Lab facilitates deep collaboration between high schools, universities, and nonprofits. We play the leading role in 6 key functions:

  • Recruit & support schools and school districts
  • Select, convert, and coordinate delivery of credit-bearing college courses into high school classrooms
  • Award scholarships to teachers & students to enable pilot participation
  • Offer a network of partners & supports to schools
  • Create & convene national learning communities among our students, teachers, and principals
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation & continuous improvement

Advisory Board and Team


Marian Wright Edelman

Marian Wright Edelman

Advisory Board Member

Founder and President Emerita

Children’s Defense Fund

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan

Advisory Board Member

Former U.S. Secretary of Education

U.S. Department of Education

Robert Runcie

Robert Runcie

Advisory Board Member

Superintendent of Broward
County Public Schools

Dr. Robert Balfanz

Dr. Robert Balfanz

Advisory Board Member

Research Professor

John’s Hopkins University

Donald Brown

Advisory Board Member

PhD Candidate, Literature & Teaching Fellow of the Year Awardee

Harvard University

Angela Duckworth

Angela Duckworth

Advisory Board Member

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology

University of Pennsylvania

Angela Duckworth

Wayne Frederick

Advisory Board Member

17th President of Howard University, Surgeon, Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery

Howard University

Jenny Rickard

Henry McCance

Advisory Board Member

Chairman Emeritus, Greylock; Trustee,

McCance Foundation

Jenny Rickard

Jenny Rickard

Advisory Board Member

President & CEO

The Common Application

LaVerne Srinivasan

LaVerne Srinivasan

Advisory Board Member

Vice President, National Program & Program Director, Education

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Vivian Riefberg

Vivian Riefberg

Advisory Board Member

University of Virginia, Professor of Practice

Former Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company

Leslie Cornfeld

Leslie Cornfeld

Founder & CEO

Advisory Board Member

National Education Equity Lab

Diana Alvarado

National Course Manager

National Education Equity Lab

Mayra Baeza

Special Projects and Outreach Associate

National Education Equity Lab

Suneet Bedi

Managing Director, Development

National Education Equity Lab

Sasha Bentley-Rohret

Senior Manager, Student Success & College Pathways

National Education Equity Lab

John Dixon

John Dixon

Senior Director of High School Partnerships

National Education Equity Lab

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Shaquille Dunbar

Senior Manager, Student Success & Engagement

National Education Equity Lab

Sierra Espinosa

Senior Data and Operations Associate

National Education Equity Lab

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Kimberly Foreiter

Volunteer Alumni Society Advisor

National Education Equity Lab

Britany J Gatewood

HBCU Fellow of Teaching Innovation

National Education Equity Lab

Jamison Hartley

Jamison Hartley

Senior Data and Operations Manager

National Education Equity Lab

Joe Hurst

Joe Hurst

Partnerships and Engagement Manager

National Education Equity Lab

Rohit Kataria

Brett Kimmel

Senior Advisor

National Education Equity Lab

Rohit Kataria

Taylor Lifka

National Course Manager

National Education Equity Lab

Ariel Murphy Bedford

Ariel Murphy Bedford

Chief Academic and Impact Officer

National Education Equity Lab

Ariel Murphy Bedford

Stephen Pangestu

Admissions and Data Associate

National Education Equity Lab

Marissa Sawicki

Marissa Sawicki

Strategy Fellow

National Education Equity Lab

Asheley Siewnarine

Asheley Siewnarine

Student Success Director

National Education Equity Lab

Alexandra Slack

Alexandra Slack

Chief Operating Officer

National Education Equity Lab

 

Alexandra Slack

Hamza Tahirovic

Data and Operations Associate

National Education Equity Lab

Alexandra Slack

Rose Traubert

National Course Manager

National Education Equity Lab

Sydni Turner

HBCU Fellow of Teaching Innovation

National Education Equity Lab

Miranda Wilson

Miranda Wilson

Senior Communications and Operations Associate

National Education Equity Lab

Vivian Zelter

Director of Strategic Partnerships

National Education Equity Lab

Paulina Anaya

Vice President of Community

National Education Equity Lab Alumni Society Board

Allan Rivera Jaramillo

Vice President of Community

National Education Equity Lab Alumni Society Board

Michaell Santos

President

National Education Equity Lab Alumni Society Board

Fathema Siddiqua

Vice President of Communications

National Education Equity Lab Alumni Society Board

Roy Lainez Solano

Vice President of Community

National Education Equity Lab Alumni Society Board

Supervising Teachers


Aileen Adao

Los Angeles, CA

David Berry

Los Angeles, CA

Jose Reinozo

Los Angeles, CA

Jason Bailow

San Diego, CA

Deborah Holt

San Diego, CA

Andrea McCullough

San Diego, CA

Theranne Nesheim

San Diego, CA

Kelly Roman

Meriden, CT

Catherine Valentin

Meriden, CT

Chelsea Schilling

Baton Rouge, LA

Elizabeth Sonnier

Lafayette, LA

Lisa Naquin

Lafitte, LA

Danielle Belson

Opelousas, LA

Karen Bailey

Flint, MI

Angela Nichols

Flint, MI

Jason Dosch

Pontiac, MI

Kristial Sacay

Gallup, NM

Maureen Clendenny

New York, NY

Emily Doscher

New York, NY

Richard Garino

New York, NY

Niknesha Hairston

New York, NY

Rebecca Keith

New York, NY

Yvanna Persaud

New York, NY

Jennifer Pineda

New York, NY

Alison Ritz

New York, NY

Stephanie Salazar-Amaro

New York, NY

Kathleen Thomas

New York, NY

Julia Weber

New York, NY

Student Advisory Board: Elevating Student Voice


Alexis Romero

Los Angeles, CA

Ramona Virgen

Los Angeles, CA

Sundus Mohamed

San Diego, CA

Kaliah Gomez

Meriden, CT

Jordan Otelo

Baton Rouge, LA

Kammie Flugence

Lafayette, LA

Shayni Doell

Lafitte, LA

Colson Fontenot

Opelousas, LA

D’Naughtia Curry

Pontiac, MI

Victor Adegoke

New York, NY

Sairis Almonte

New York, NY

Natalie Avila

New York, NY

Mhia Dalia

New York, NY

Samantha Garcia

New York, NY

Ariana Hernandez

New York, NY

Merima Ramdedovic

New York, NY

Sanzida Sara

New York, NY

Roaa Shalabi

New York, NY

Jaeliana Veras

New York, NY