“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 & Executive Director
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.
Alana Laudone, Co-Program Director
Alana directs edtech pilot programs for the New York City Department of Education’s iZone. Her prior experience includes foreign language instruction in the US and abroad, nonprofit management, and strategy consulting with Monitor Deloitte. She’s proud to have been a 2015-16 Revive the Dream Fellow and very glad to help lead the group this year. In addition, Alana serves on the Yale SOM NYC alumni chapter board, and you can find her on the kickball field and in the soprano section of the Oratorio Society of New York.