Our Board

The RISE Board of Directors oversees organizational strategy and growth, and provides governance and a steadfast commitment to student success, guiding the RISE team as we work collectively to advance our mission.

  • Why Rise?I believe that a collaborative approach to empower educators will lead to greater achievement and success for students across Connecticut.

    Erin Benham

    Secretary
  • Why Rise?To collaborate with & learn from passionate educators, working together to change the odds for talented, deserving students across CT.

    Barbara Dalio

    Chair
  • Why Rise?Schools using data-informed decision-making tools allow for the transformational impact our children deserve.

    Rebecca Good

    Director
  • Why Rise?Because of my sincere belief in the power of strong professional learning communities, and desire to improve equitable outcomes for kids.

    Natalie Gordon

    Director
  • Why Rise?RISE is a catalyst for using data and committed educators to develop and share insights to open our children's worlds wider!

    Rodgers Harper

    Treasurer
  • Why Rise?RISE uses evidence-based techniques to enhance the success of our high school students - I hope to help bring this work to many more young people!

    Chuck Harris

    Director
  • Why Rise?"RISE is a cutting edge giving teachers data and research-based support."

    Bob Hughes

    Director
  • Why Rise?I want to work with a team who shares a vision of what can be and the will to bring that vision to life. RISE is that team!

    Nathan Quesnel

    Director
  • Why Rise?RISE empowers educators with proven systems and strategies to support success beyond high school for the students who need us the most.

    Dianna Wentzell

    Director