Philissa Cramer is managing editor of GothamSchools. She founded GothamSchools’ newsroom in September 2008 and previously launched Insideschools’ first news blog. At Insideschools, she also visited and reviewed schools all over New York City and contributed to the third edition of New York City’s Best Public High Schools. Philissa has also written about education issues for the Village Voice, the Nation, and the New Republic. She studied the history and policy of education at Brown University, where she was an editor of the Brown Daily Herald student newspaper. Email email@example.com.
Sarah Darville is a GothamSchools staff writer. She joined the staff in 2013 after working as an intern in the summer of 2011. She is a recent graduate of Columbia University, where she edited the Columbia Daily Spectator, and a 2013 Google Journalism Fellow at the Nieman Journalism Lab. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Geoffrey Decker is GothamSchools’ senior reporter. He joined GothamSchools in 2011 from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where he covered Brooklyn schools for NYTimes.com‘s The Local blog and contributed to the New York Times. As a regular contributor to Brooklyn’s Patch.com sites, Geoffrey covered school closures and other co-location battles throughout central Brooklyn. He has also covered crime, politics, and government for NBC New York and high school basketball for Bed-Stuy Patch. Geoffrey studied journalism at Marist College. Email email@example.com.
Emma Sokoloff-Rubin is a GothamSchools staff writer. She joined GothamSchools in 2013 after researching education in Argentina as a Yale Howland Research Fellow. Her work has been published in The Nation, The Atlantic Online, Foreign Affairs, Americas Quarterly, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Emma graduated from Yale University and co-authored the book “Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration.” Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrick Wall is a GothamSchools staff writer. He joined GothamSchools in 2013 after covering the South Bronx for DNAinfo New York. He has also written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Crain’s New York Business, City Limits, and others. He earned a master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame. He also taught fourth grade on the South Side of Chicago through Teach for America. Email email@example.com.
Elizabeth Green, executive editor of Chalkbeat, cofounded the organization with Alan Gottlieb in 2013 after previously cofounding GothamSchools, the award-winning nonprofit news site covering the New York City public schools, with Philissa Cramer in 2008. She previously covered the New York City schools beat for The New York Sun and covered K-12 education nationally at U.S. News & World Report. She has also written about education issues for the Village Voice, New York, and The New York Times Magazine. Elizabeth serves on the board of the Education Writers Association and is a 2006 graduate of Harvard. In 2009-2010, she was a Spencer Fellow in education journalism at Columbia University, and in 2011, she was an Abe Journalism Fellow studying education in Japan.
Anika Anand is Chalkbeat’s director of engagement and growth. She joined GothamSchools as a staff reporter in 2013 after graduating from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism where she studied business and economics reporting. She has been published in California Watch, msnbc.com, the New York Daily News, Business Insider and Salon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Arp, a freelance writer, was a regular contributor to GothamSchools in 2011. As an NYC Teaching Fellow, Chris taught at an elementary school in Brooklyn from 2008 to 2010. As a teacher, he contributed to the GothamSchools Community section with a column titled “Learning to Teach.” Chris graduated from Princeton University.
Jessica Campbell was a GothamSchools intern during the 2011-2012 school year. She graduated from New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in 2012. Before pursuing journalism she spent five years teaching middle and high school English in Brooklyn. She studied English and Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a reporter for The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Rachel Cromidas was a GothamSchools staff writer from 2011 to 2012. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago; has written for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal; and currently writes for Redeye Chicago, a project of the Chicago Tribune Media Group.
Rose D’souza was a GothamSchools intern during the summer of 2012. She graduated from the University of Toronto and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Anna Phillips was a staff reporter at GothamSchools from 2009 to 2011. Anna graduated from Columbia University, where she was the editor-in-chief of The Blue and White, the undergraduate news magazine. She is currently a news reporter for the Tampa Bay Times after working for a year as an education reporter at the New York Times.
Grace Tatter was an intern at GothamSchools in the summer of 2012. She is an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studies history.
Kelly Vaughan was a member of the founding team at GothamSchools in 2008 and left to return to the classroom in 2009. She is now a founding science teacher at a Brooklyn charter school.
Maura Walz was a staff reporter at GothamSchools from 2009 to 2011. She graduated from the University of Chicago and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She currently edits the Education News Network’s Education News Colorado, after covering Georgia schools for the Southern Education Desk at Georgia Public Broadcasting.