Leadership & Staff

Pivot Learning Leadership and Staff

Our work is made possible by our exceptional staff, who represent decades of work in public education.

Sean Arseo
Sean ArseoResearch Manager
Sean leverages the power of data analytics to challenge systemic injustice and promote community empowerment. At Pivot Learning, Sean oversees a portfolio of applied research projects to innovatively support educators that include measuring school districts’ stability and evaluating the usability of instructional materials. He alsomore
Allison Carter
Allison CarterVice President, Curriculum Adoption and Implementation
Allison Carter leads a portfolio of grant-funded projects, which includes three networks of school districts working together to solve shared problems of practice, several research-focused projects, and a project focused on working with districts to redesign state-mandated Local Control and Accountability Plans. Through these projects,more
Nadya Chinoy Dabby
Nadya Chinoy DabbyChief Growth Officer
Nadya Chinoy Dabby is an education leader with experience improving learning opportunities for underserved students in government and nonprofit organizations. As Pivot Learning’s Chief Growth Officer, Dabby oversees organizational strategy and development, philanthropic partnerships, and research/evaluation. Previously, she served as an appointee of Governor Brownmore
Arielle Davies
Arielle DaviesDirector, Product Development
Arielle is Director of Product Development at Pivot Learning. She manages the product development process for Pivot’s portfolio of new and existing products for schools and districts. With over a decade of experience in product management, product marketing, education, and early childhood development, Arielle has demonstratedmore
Samantha Dsilva
Samantha DsilvaExecutive Assistant
Samantha has multiple administrative support roles at Pivot which span supporting our program and executive teams, as well as managing the office. She enjoys using her skills to "connect the dots" and help her team complete the big picture of giving every child a chancemore
Rebecca Eiseman
Rebecca EisemanSenior Research Associate
Rebecca Eiseman assists the research projects and internal evaluation efforts at Pivot Learning. Prior to joining Pivot Learning, she facilitated the fundraising and programmatic efforts for mission-driven organizations such as the California State Parks Foundation, Urban Sprouts, and People’s Community Market. Rebecca has also pursuedmore
Nicodemus Ford
Nicodemus FordSenior Program Manager
Nicodemus has an unwavering commitment to the transformation of youth and lives a life reflective of those ideals. Nicodemus is currently the program manager for the Rural Professional Learning and Math Placement Network with Pivot Learning. Nicodemus has held positions with the Region IX Equitymore
Sophie Green
Sophie GreenSr. Program Manager, Development & External Relations
Sophie Green has worked in education for nearly ten years, first as a teacher and then as program staff for educational equity efforts in California's nonprofit sector. In her role as Program Manager for Pivot Learning, Sophie manages grant processes and development work for themore
Leah Guevara
Leah GuevaraSenior Program Manager, District & School Partnerships
Leah provides program management support to all of Pivot’s fee for service partnerships with school districts. She works directly with Pivot coaches on scope of work, contract and budget development, time reporting and payment, and management of engagements with our partners. Leah joined Pivot inmore
Erick Harrison
Erick HarrisonIT Manager
Erick Harrison has been guiding CORE’s technology infrastructure for over 17 years. He brings with him to Pivot over 2O years of experience framing and implementing advanced technology and business solutions. Erick has expertise in most things Microsoft, including Windows, Windows Server, Exchange and Officemore
Aliza Husain
Aliza HusainResearch Director
Dr. Aliza Nadir Husain is an education researcher with a focus on using quantitative methods to understand policy and practice issues, with the goal of improving student lives. As Pivot’s Research Director, she works with external partners to implement and evaluate various initiatives in K-12more
Faaria Hussain
Faaria HussainProgram Associate
Faaria works across portfolios and supports prevention and intervention and research and evaluation efforts at Pivot Learning. She has dedicated her time to improving educational experiences and advocating for equitable access for historically underrepresented students. Prior to jointing the Pivot team, she worked in nonprofitsmore
Johannah Kaplan
Johannah KaplanChief Talent & Culture Officer
Johannah has two decades of experience leading program and people operations in the education sector. Her career has focused on building and managing internal operations and staff. She is an experienced culture-builder, professional developer, and strategist, with a strong record of success in developing staff skill, performance,more
Maryia Krivoruchko
Maryia KrivoruchkoProgram Manager, Curriculum Adoption and Implementation
Maryia Krivoruchko leads Pivot’s work on the California Curriculum Collaborative Initiative and the California Curriculum Matters Campaign. In this portfolio of projects, Maryia partners with EdReports and the California Department of Education to support school districts in selecting and implementing the highest quality instructional materials.more
Jamahr McDaniel
Jamahr McDanielDirector, Curriculum Adoption and Implementation
Jamahr McDaniel is a passionate educational leader focused on ensuring equitable experiences for all educators and students. He joins the Pivot Learning team as the Director, Curriculum Adoption & Implementation. Jamahr started his career as a Kindergarten Teacher at Polk Avenue Elementary School in Floridamore
Monica Ng
Monica NgVice President, Education Programs
Monica Ng, Ed.D. is an experienced educator and educational consultant. She holds a Master’s degree in School Leadership and a doctorate in Educational Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice both from Harvard University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego. Shemore
Jignasha Pandya
Jignasha PandyaSenior Program Manager, Curriculum Adoption and Implementation
Jignasha Pandya is an experienced educator and designer who loves building equity-focused, culturally relevant, human-centered learning environments for students and adults. In her current role with Pivot, she serves as a design coach for networks of districts to support them in utilizing the design processmore
Arun Ramanathan
Arun RamanathanChief Executive Officer
Dr. Arun Ramanathan is the CEO of Pivot Learning. Prior to joining Pivot Learning Partners, Dr. Ramanathan served as the Executive Director of the Education Trust-West, the leading education policy, research and advocacy organization focused on closing achievement and opportunity gaps for low-income students andmore
Gavin Reagins
Gavin ReaginsProgram Associate, Curriculum Adoption and Implementation
Gavin Reagins supports the curriculum work across multiple programs at Pivot. Before joining the Pivot team, Gavin owned all operations and logistics aspects of executing professional development events for the alumni team of The Broad Center. His experience includes developing and overseeing event registration processes,more
Randy Westbrook
Randy WestbrookAccountant
Randy Westbrook is Pivot’s Accountant, and is responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, account reconciliations, and staff support. Raised in a family of educators, Randy is inspired to be a part of the Pivot team, and takes pride in the work we do tomore

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The integrated work of Pivot Learning and CORE is supported by CORE’s exceptional leadership, staff, and professional learning consultants.

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