Deanna Penales is an Accountant at ConnectED, working with the Finance Team.  Deanna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accountancy from California State University of Sacramento. Three years ago, Deanna decided to move from her hometown of Sacramento to San Francisco to pursue a career in and expand her knowledge of Accounting/Finance. She has over 9 years of experience in working in accounting and finance. Prior to joining ConnectED, she worked for Aechelon Technology, Chase Bank, Nicholas Pension Consultants, and Valley Healthcare Staffing. From running half-marathons to hiking Yosemite’s half dome, Deanna loves outdoor activities and being active. She also enjoys working out at the gym and trying new restaurants and eateries in the San Francisco.

Deanna Penales

Deanna Penales is an Accountant at ConnectED, working with the Finance Team.  Deanna has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accountancy from California State University of Sacramento. Three years ago, Deanna decided to move from her hometown of Sacramento to San Francisco to pursue a career in and expand her knowledge of Accounting/Finance. She has […]

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Jason Quiara

Jason Quiara is Chief Strategy and Partnerships Officer at ConnectED. Before coming to ConnectED, Jason was a Senior Program Officer for the Education and Economic Mobility Program at the Joyce Foundation. He led a national college- and career-readiness investment strategy and managed the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership – a multi-state effort that […]

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Inola Cohen

Inola Cohen is supporting ConnectED while pursuing a double major in Applied Mathematics and Data Science at U.C. Berkeley. Before arriving in Berkeley, Inola began her higher education journey in Los Angeles at Los Angeles Valley College. With a passion for mathematics and education, Inola spent her middle and high school years tutoring kids to […]

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Megan Reed

Megan Reed is a Development Consultant at ConnectED. She brings over twenty years of writing experience in both the public and private sectors. For the past ten years, she has been both a grant writer and grant manager in the non-profit sector, with a particular emphasis on services for underserved youth, securing over $7M in […]

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Michelle Berrios

Michelle Berrios began her career in the hospitality industry, working with major hotels in the San Francisco Bay Area. After a few years as Director of Catering, she decided to transfer her skills to Event and Meeting Planning. She currently has over 15 years of experience as an Event and Meeting Planner, working with major […]

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Maggie Boyce

Maggie manages ConnectED’s organizational infrastructure as Associate Director, Human Resource and Administration. She comes to ConnectED with a background in education, counseling, and business. She started her career in education, as a 3rd grade teacher and a game designer for reading and math toys, and later joined her family’s counseling company, specializing in supporting families […]

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Kiera Brodsky-Chase

Kiera is committed to challenging the status quo. She comes to ConnectED from a 15-year career working in special education and instructional coaching. Kiera’s vision is to ensure access to high quality instruction for all learners. Kiera has worked as a teacher in residential programs, K-12 special education programs, focusing on 9-12 full inclusion. She […]

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Ben Crosby

Ben believes in designing systems to make public education work for all students. He began his career in public education as a high school teacher in Northern California. In the classroom, Ben saw the impact high-quality college-and-career pathways had on at-risk youth. This experience solidified his belief in preparing students for college and career, and […]

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Rob Atterbury

Rob Atterbury is a Director for District and Regional support for ConnectED: The National Center for College and Career, where he has been on staff since 2009. Rob began his career in the automotive industry, and later became a career technical education teacher, curriculum coordinator, director, and Associate Superintendent for high school transformation. Rob has […]

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Joseph Hendry

Joseph Hendry is IT Administrator for ConnectED. He has previous experience teaching English in the Czech Republic, as well as working at a tech startup and managing a café in San Francisco. Joseph graduated from New College of Florida in Sarasota, with a BA in Anthropology.

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