Revive The Dream Leadership

“I think the best part of Revive The Dream is having a launching point to navigate the education reform space and to make an educated decision on how and where to step in as a supporter.  Having an entry point with connections is a huge benefit”. – Katie Morrison, 2011-2013 RTD Fellow

Mike Rosskamm, Founder 

Mike is a Regional Superintendent at Achievement First. Previously, he was principal at Achievement First Bushwick Middle School, a public charter school in Brooklyn serving 350 students in 5th – 8th grade. He was a Broad Resident in the 2011 – 2013 cohort. Mike was a project leader at The Boston Consulting Group’s Chicago office and focused on general strategy projects in addition to public education work. Mike joined BCG after graduating from Kellogg in 2008 as the top student in Management and Strategy. Prior to Kellogg, he taught high school math to low-income students in the New York City public school system.

Sarah (Coon) Rosskamm, Co-Program Director

Sarah is the President and Founder of Hendy Avenue Consulting, an organization dedicated to supporting states, districts/CMOs and schools in their design and implementation of comprehensive teacher and leader effectiveness strategies. Previously, Sarah was the Senior Director of Talent Development for Achievement First. Sarah joined Achievement First in 2008 as a Broad Resident in Urban Education.  Her prior experience includes founding Executive Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Policy Center and Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. Her classroom experience includes teaching fifth grade during the founding year of the KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy and teaching first grade as a Teach For America Corps Member. Sarah holds a MPM from Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Human Services from George Washington University.

Laura Patterson, Co-Program Director

Laura is currently an Education Research and Insights Specialist at Teachers Pay Teachers, an edtech company based in New York. Prior to joining TpT, she served at the NYC Department of Education as a Special Projects Manager for iZone and the Analyst for the Office of Strategic Planning. She began her career at Scholastic, where she performed a variety of functions. In addition to broad experience with education organizations on staff, Laura has co-organized Startup Weekend EDU and volunteered and consulted with several local ed-based nonprofits. Laura received her BA in Sociology at Tufts University and her MPA in Nonprofit Management from New York University.

Nikki Carroll, Co-Program Director

Nikki Carroll is currently a lead credit analyst at Moody’s Investors Service on the local government team. In this capacity, she does quantitative and qualitative analysis to assess to credit risk of cities, counties, school districts and utilities across the country. Prior to that, at Newark Public Schools, she worked on the strategic allocation of the $800 million budget using a weighted student funding model, overhauling the central office budgeting process, and forecasting and evaluating the financial impact of district wide initiatives. Nikki holds an M.B.A from NYU’s Stern School of Business and holds a B.S in Finance from Morgan State University. She is very interested in education measures that close the achievement gap and level education inequality.

Henry Wellington, Co-Program Director

Henry Wellington founded Upbeat – an organization that specializes in data analytics to enhance school leaders’ approach to teacher retention. Before starting Upbeat, he supported the implementation of blended learning and evaluation of education technology products for Citizen Schools. Previously, Henry worked with education technology companies to boost their sales and marketing efforts while at Whiteboard Advisors. Henry’s classroom experience includes teaching middle school Special Education first in Washington Heights at a district school, MS 322, and then at a charter school, Harlem Village Academies, where he still coaches basketball. Henry started his career working on the Obama Campaign outside of Fayetteville, North Carolina in 2008.