LEAP Team

Emily Bader
VP - Marketing Communications

With more than 20 years of marketing agency leadership, Emily has elevated the relevance and talkability of many of the world’s top brands through storytelling. At LEAP, she shapes and advances the stories of our work, through strategy, content and stakeholder engagement.

Connie Cielenski
Manager, Personalized Learning Coach

Connie is a former educator, mentor teacher and Instructional Coach, whose experience driving collaborative improvement as well as curating and facilitating professional development has transformed teaching and learning experiences for educators and their students.
At LEAP, Connie continues to build trusting relationships with working teams, using her experience with personalized learning to strengthen the outcomes for students, teachers, and administrators.

Courtney Crary
Executive Assistant

Courtney's professional experience spans the Shedd Aquarium, Guaranteed Rate, and Chicago's theater community. At LEAP, she curates a fantastic culture by supporting internal administrative functioning and events.

Annie Dillon
Senior Manager, Program Design and Implementation

As a former teacher and instructional coach, Annie has benefited from LEAP at the school level, witnessing its positive impact first hand. At LEAP, she now supports the professional learning design and facilitation.

Monica Griffin
Manager, Personalized Learning Coach

Monica brings 20 years of experience driving collaborative improvement, facilitating professional development and impacting educational reform by serving as a K-12 educator, Learning Specialist, Framework for Teaching Specialist, Instructional Change Agent, Teacher Mentor, Case Manager and Program Coordinator. At LEAP, Monica supports the mission of developing a reimagined learning experience for students, educators and administrators as a Personalized Learning Coach.

Jordan Gutterman
Senior Data Analyst

Jordan has a rich background serving as an organizer of political campaigns. At LEAP, he works on research and data collection efforts to help schools and partners identify how best to support students and teachers in the transformation to personalized learning.

Quincy Jones
Senior Manager, Learning Design

Quincy brings a broad range of experience as a teacher in elementary, middle, and high school; a school leader at the high school level; a designer and facilitator of professional development; and a creator of school redesign programs, tools, and experiences. At LEAP, Quincy uses his passion and deep experience with personalized learning to advance the outcomes for students, teachers, and administrators.

Silvia Kosovich
Manager, Administration and Operations

Silvia has over 20 years of experience in senior executive administrative and office management roles, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations at LEAP. As a founding member of LEAP, she is dedicated to creating opportunity for every student.

Danielle Moehrke
Director of Strategy and Operations

Danielle has worked at the school-, nonprofit- and district-levels in a variety of roles--as program director, coach, facilitator, algebra teacher, design-thinker and strategist. At LEAP she brings her innovative mindset to strategy development, executing big new ideas, and working with a wide range of stakeholders.

Jannette Moya
Manager, Personalized Learning Coach

Jannette is a former educator committed to improving the educational experiences for all learners by creating a partnership with parents, students, teachers and community members. At LEAP, Jannette works closely with educators to ensure all students have the tools they need to reach their full potential.

Brielle Siskin
Senior Manager, Strategy and Implementation

Brielle has worked in the non-profit education space for the past eight years, providing coaching and consultation services to school leaders around social-emotional learning and restorative practices. At LEAP, Brielle leads project management efforts across teams and oversees LEAP's edtech partnerships and strategy.