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About Newsela

Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way learners access the world through words. The founding team members combine powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in the classroom, the newsroom, and the boardroom.

Launched in June 2013, Newsela publishes high-interest news articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using Newsela’s proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. Common Core–aligned quizzes attached to articles give educators and parents insight into their students’ reading strengths and weaknesses. Newsela develops nonfiction fluency and critical-thinking skills necessary to master the Common Core standards for informational text.

Contact us at readbabyread@newsela.com.

The Team

Matthew
Gross

Founder & CEO


Dan
Cogan-Drew

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer


Jennifer
Coogan

Chief Content Officer


Dan
Winston

Chief Sales, Marketing & Community Officer


Kieran
Sobel

Director of Technology


Stephanie
Vatz

Editor


Brian
James

Director of User Experience


Deborah
Lee

Director of Community Engagement


John
Picinich

Senior Copy Editor


Chris
Blake

Client Services Representative


Franco
Libunao

Senior Client Services Representative


Eddie
Batikha

Client Services Representative


Nicole
Boyle

Manager of Training and Professional Development


Rachel
Williams

Contributor Coordinator


Noam
Mohr

Senior Web Developer


Sonia
Mehta

Data Analyst Fellow


Tulsi
Parida

Manager of Community Engagement & Onboarding


Alex
Dancho

Senior Web Developer


Malvika
Bhagwat

Assessment Manager


Karroll
King

Client Services Representative


Haiy
Le

Editorial Assistant


Jennifer
Yien

School Coordinator


Adam
Masur

VP of Growth and Marketing


Jacob
Zachs

Client Services Representative


Nicole
Davis

Operations Manager


"Curious" Jorge
Yau

Junior Web Developer


Sarah
Kim

AR AP Assistant


Justin
Tedaldi

Client Services Representative


Kara
Sang

Operations Assistant


Tyler
Ng

Direct Marketing Manager


Denise
Burnham

Client Services Representative


Michael
Connolly

Client Services Representative


Shohini
Bhattacharya

Social Media Manager


Justin
Intal

Special Assistant to CEO & CPO


Ted
Palenski

School Coordinator


Patricia
Velázquez

Assistant Editor, Spanish


Ray
Riga

Web Application Developer


Emily
Taylor

Assessment Producer


Mike
Kroening

Vice President of Sales


Mike
Mitchell

Regional Sales Director


Jason
Logan

Art Director


Linda
Rislin

Visual Designer


Wendy
Warren

Regional Sales Director