Reach Welcomes Two New Board Members!

Reach is excited to announce the addition of two new members of the organization’s Board of Directors: Crystal Moore and Dianne Samuelson.

Currently, Crystal Moore is a ProInspire fellow at DC Public Schools. ProInspire is an organization that helps develop, “the next generation of leaders for the nonprofit sector and [helps] organizations effectively achieve their missions.” Crystal’s bio from the ProInspire website follows:

Crystal Moore is an Inspire Fellow at the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). As a Business Analyst in the Office of Secondary School Transformation, she conducts analysis necessary to make data-driven decisions that forward the districts’ reform efforts of becoming the preeminent urban school system in America. Crystal is responsible for analyzing the key drivers of secondary school performance, enhancing performance management, the project management for test administration, and managing strategic initiatives. Crystal started her career as a Corporate Finance analyst with Accenture in Washington, DC. There she worked in the Health and Public Service Operating Group managing, consulting, and outsourcing contracts and business units for public sector clients. Crystal graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Finance from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2007; where she served as Student Body President and was the recipient of the Saint Katharine Drexel Award, the University’s highest student honor. She has been a passionate volunteer and member of several non-profit organizations throughout her career, including College Summit, Junior League of Northern Virginia, and Greater DC Cares. Additionally, she currently serves on Xavier University Young Alumni Board.

Dianne Samuelson is the founder of Samuelson Educational Consulting, a senior researcher at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a founding member of the Disability Resources Advisory Board for the Center for Advanced Learning at Washington University in St. Louis. Before she entered the field of education, she held senior level positions in the management consulting industry with such firms as Booz, Allen & Hamilton and The Analytic Science Corporation.

In Dianne’s current consulting work, she assists students and their families in navigating the educational system by translating the students’ educational assessments and academic history into an integrated plan to address student needs. In her role as a researcher at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Dianne is a Co-author of a grant proposal which was awarded funding through Harvard Medical School’s Milton Fund. The research study is investigating the effect of technology on writing behaviors and performance. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

Reach is very excited about these two new additions to our board, and we look forward to working with them toward Reach’s continue growth and progress!

Thanks, as always, for reading.

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