About Newsela

Newsela is an education technology startup dedicated to transforming the way students access the world through words. Our team combines powerful technological know-how with real-world experience earned in the classroom, the newsroom, and the boardroom. We publish high-interest news and nonfiction articles daily at five levels of complexity for grades 2-12 using a proprietary, rapid text-leveling process. By combining relevant and interesting nonfiction content with standards-aligned assessments, Newsela gives educators the primary solution to dramatically improve students’ literacy skills for the 21st century.

board

Brook Byers

Board Member

Jared Grusd

Board Member

Tory Patterson

Board Member

Jessie Woolley-Wilson

Board Member

Community

Lauren Bochicchio Beaver

Nicole Boyle

Cody Caudill

Rahat Chowdhury

Karolina Dryjanska

Danielle Edgeman

JJ Janikis

Emily Lepkowski

Leigh Marwick

Alice Montgomery

Ted Palenski

Ellen Perez

Shateshia Richards

Artemis Rue

Charles Stephenson

Taylor Stokes

Andy Sullivan

Phil Teston

Mia Thompson

Michael Truett

Jason Weinberg

Kristine Wellins

Heather Witcher

Content

Jacqueline Barba

Meg Benson

Alex Caron

Gabriele Carotti-Sha

Kirk Davis

Chris Fichera

Emily Lang

Mariya Lebedeva

Emily Luck

Tiana Miller-Leonard

Aliyah Mohammed

Nicole Offerdahl

Shayna Orens

Mark Pan

John Picinich

Evelyn Quezada

Eli Raphael

Stephany Soto

Stephanie Vatz

Rachel Williams

Data

Will Burdett

Timothy Cheung

Rich Fernandez

Aaron Geerlings

Melissa Medeiros

Kimberley Mitchell

Paul Miyashita

Luke Orland

Rebecca Scheidegger

Scott Sokoloff

Sam Taylor

Stephanie Tzeng

Finance

Brian Berman

Eric Cohn

Ioulia Kliachtornaia

Joseph McKenna

Britney Sachs

Julian Son

Marketing

Shohini Bhattacharya

Kristen Brophy

Parla Duman

Abby Faust

Joseph Fusaro

Tyson Jurgens

Tiffany Perez Cook

Lauren Profis

Jamie Richard

Annie Wang

People

Lauren Fox

Jessica Hart

Q Hawkins

Jacqueline Huynh

Mara Kern

Ariana Longoria

Katie Mann

Aura Martinez-Rene

Marcy Orchard

Product

Jordan Bradley

Nic Crucian

Elizabeth DiRenzo

Lisa Farlow

Eugene Gladun

Asia Hoe

Mel Lee

Jason Logan

Doug Moore

Christina Pirzada

Justin Pruden

Aaron Schutzengel

Samira Sohail

Emily Taylor

Sales

Carrie Aviles

Goldyn Belgarde

Bryson Bregen

Lisa Burge

Stephanie Canter

Steve Caputo

Alexandra Carmody

Danny Clune

Joshua Cobb

Joseph Coiro

Michael Connolly

Chelsea Courtney

Craig Culhane

John Dean

Brad Deitch

Mandy Diesel

Holly Diestler

Paige Dirscherl

Justin Englander

Tyler Foraker

Chris Frakes

Adam Fuchs

Kendall Fultcher

Dave Gilbert

Joshua Grove

Patrick Guetle

Joanna Gunnett

Andrew Guth

Laurence Hall

Christian Hartjes

Faith Hennigan

Jenilssa Holguin

Max Holm

Art Hughes

Darla Iuliucci

Adam Javer

Yun Jung Hong

Matthew Kane

Mike Katz

Lauren Kenney

Jonathan Kreinin

Daniel Lee

Tony Leonardo

Isabella Levy

Jason Long

Derek Lovell

Don Luby

Emma Luera

Danielle Manack

Jack Marone

Lyman Missimer

Randy Morris

Belinda Paladino

Andrew Parr

Jenny Pearl

Melissa Perlman

Jenna Persico

Walt Peters

Connor Peterson

Sydney Price

Mike Sack

Perla Sanchez

Elizabeth Schapiro

Ariel Seamon

Jake Seely

Ernest Silva

Samantha St. Laurent

Elizabeth St. Onge

Lauren Sterwerf

Neel Suri

Luisa Surma

Justin Tedaldi

Connie Tsue

Jennifer Tucciarone

Diana Vacca

Jason Vacca

Nicole Vanszl

Madurey Veerapalli

Amanda Volz

Allie Wheeler

Technology

Don Angelillo

Anton Backer

Kate Brender

Alex Dancho

Diana Eromosele

Patrick Estabrook

Drew Fertitta

Christian Gloddy

Mahati Gollamudi

Michelle Huynh

Tierra Mack

Valerii Martseniuk

Alex Millatmal

John Nissen-Hooper

Andrew Pankov

Ursula Parson

Nelson Pecora

Sean Perry

Yuri Petrovsky

Rajdeep Rao

Vanessa Sergeon

Jacquelyn Straus

Jessica Turner

Investors

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Owl Ventures

Women's Venture Capital Fund