Meet Our Reporters

Our National Reporting Team are tenured educators passionate about helping families and schools succeed.

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Sarah Besand

Reporter

Location: Nashville, TN

Past Education Roles: Kindergarten teacher, 4th grade teacher, 3rd grade teacher

Favorite thing about working at Possip: The friendliness of the staff!

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Stefan Brown

Reporter

Location: Oakland, CA

Past Education Roles: 8th-12th Grade English Teacher, Intro to Coding, Public Speaking, Postsecondary Readiness Teacher, Dual Enrollment Coordinator.

Favorite thing about working at Possip: Possip helps create a voice for students, families, and staff members

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Delia Casey

Reporter

Location: Nashville, TN

Past Education Roles: High school math teacher

Favorite thing about working at Possip: My favorite thing about Possip is the workplace culture. Despite working part time and remote I feel connected, a part of a team, appreciated, and acknowledged.

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Rocio Cordero

Reporter

Location: El Paso, TX

Past Education Roles: Elementary School Social Worker, 2nd, 3rd & 4th-grade teacher, Elementary School Counselor

Favorite thing about working at Possip: I love the sense of community that has been built. It is amazing how relationships are built without having met each other in person.

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Porcha Ensley

Reporter

Location: Dallas, TX

Past Education Roles: First Grade Lead Teacher, Second Grade Teacher, Community and Family Engagement Coordinator, Scholar Mentor

Favorite thing about working at Possip: The flexibility!

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Stephanie Fuhs

Reporter

Location: Orange Park, Florida

Past Education Roles: 2nd Grade Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Instructional Coach, Assistant Principal, Senior Manager (Education Consultant)

Favorite thing about working at Possip: I love helping school unpack meaningful feedback from families!

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Beverly Hamm

Reporter

Location: Cumming, GA

Past Education Roles: In person 8th grade science teacher, Virtual: Middle School Math and Science, Lead Teacher (AP), HS Science, HS Credit Recovery, HS Credit Recovery Lead

Favorite thing about working at Possip: Personally: The people and the flexibility. Professionally: The mission of sharing voices of all families.

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Elizabeth Janca

Reporter

Location: Spring, TX

Past Education Roles: Academic Counselor, 504 Coordinator, RTI/SST Coordinator, Campus Testing Coordinator, Dean of Operations

Favorite thing about working at Possip: The flexibility and community that is felt despite being virtual.

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Jill Jonassen

Reporter

Location: Liberty Township, OH

Past Education Roles: Parent of school aged children

Favorite thing about working at Possip: The positive community!

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Carrie Maierhofer

Reporter

Location: Boston, MA

Past Education Roles: 4th grade math teacher, 1st & 2nd grade math teacher, 3rd grade teacher, 4th grade teacher, K-8 Spanish teacher, Instructional math coach

Favorite thing about working at Possip: I love that it is a tool that helps families, students, and teachers! I hope it takes some stress off of teachers while also empowering families to speak up and ultimately feel heard!

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Sara Peters

Reporter

Location: Denver, CO

Past Education Roles: Kindergarten Teacher, 1st Grade Teacher, PTA, and mother to 3 school-aged children

Favorite thing about working at Possip: The people! (Possip team members and school partners!)

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Kelsey Petty

Reporter

Location: Temple, TX

Past Education Roles: ELA grades 6-12, grade level chair, content developer, Director of Pedagogy for an online education company used by homeschool families

Favorite thing about working at Possip: That I feel like we’re making a real difference by uplifting stakeholder voices and supporting school leaders in managing feedback.

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Lauren Rayburn

Reporter

Location: Nashville, TN

Past Education Roles: Mother’s Day Out Assistant Director, Mother’s Day Out Administrative Assistant, Preschool Teacher, Family Care & Outreach Coordinator of Family Advisory Council at Explore Community School, Temp Development Assistant at KIPP Academy

Favorite thing about working at Possip: Constructive listening with the intent to help schools, kids & families thrive!

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Mashyrah Rayson

Reporter

Location: Spring, TX

Past Education Roles: 8th Grade ELA Teacher, Culture Manager

Favorite thing about working at Possip: I love the overall positivity

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Cate Reed

Reporter

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Past Education Roles: 3rd grade teacher, AP, Teach For America Institute Director, ED Student Services PPS, VP and Senior VP of Teach for America

Favorite thing about working at Possip: Seeing the themes in our world spill into feedback.

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Amanda Richards

Reporting Lead

Location: Dallas, TX

Past Education Roles: 7th grade science teacher, 9th grade remedial biology, district-wide content teacher leader, assistant principal, principal

Favorite thing about working at Possip: I love that we help elevate voices that may not otherwise have the opportunity to share! I also love providing principals a tool that I wish I had as a school leader. Our reports are a total game changer!

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Kimberly Richardson

Reporter

Location: Spring Hill, TN

Past Education Roles: 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher, Office Manager, Family and Community Coordinator, Director of Administration, Managing Director of Community Engagement

Favorite thing about working at Possip: We have a good time and people are genuinely curious about how schools can serve children at the highest level.

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Vineke Richardson

Reporter

Location: Spring Hill, TN

Past Education Roles: Director of Choral and Vocal Activities (Grades 9-12), Elementary Music Teacher (Grades K-5)

Favorite thing about working at Possip: I love that Possip provides a space for everyone’s voice to be heard. After being apart of several school communities you understand that there may be a desire to hear everyone, but the reality is there isn’t always a space provided to share your thoughts and ideas. Possip makes this type of environment easily accessible and “Possiple” for all. (I couldn’t resist!!)

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Leslie Santer

Reporter

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Past Education Roles: School psychologist, ELL School Psychologist, LSDMC co-chair, PBIS Board member

Favorite thing about working at Possip: The flexibility

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Natalie Shafer

Reporter

Location: Denver, CO

Past Education Roles: Kindergarten Teacher, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Specialist (CLDE)

Favorite thing about working at Possip: My favorite thing is how easy Possip makes it for families to have their voices heard, regardless of their language background or prior relationship with school.

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Daniel Swersky

Reporter

Location: New York, NY

Past Education Roles: 6th Grade Teacher, 5th Grade Math Teacher, School Leader

Favorite thing about working at Possip: Possip does really incredible work and, I’m learning, that the people behind the scenes are amazing!

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Adie Tate

Reporter

Location: Denver, CO

Past Education Roles: 2nd grade teacher, 4th grade teacher, 5th grade math and science teacher, 6th grade math and science teacher, teacher program director

Favorite thing about working at Possip: That we help bridge the gap between families and schools so that students can be more successful.

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Kory Von Leue

Reporter

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Past Education Roles: School Board Candidate, Principal, Assistant Principal, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade

Favorite thing about working at Possip: I love connecting school leaders with their families to ensure a great experience for students.

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Reporter

Location: Franklin, TN

Past Education Roles: 7th grade reading teacher, reading interventionist, Dean of Students, Principal

Favorite thing about working at Possip: Helping parents and guardians make their voices heard

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Nathan Wesner

Reporter

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Past Education Roles: K-12 Music Teacher, School/District Administrator

Favorite thing about working at Possip: Connecting communities with schools and allowing a voice when there often isn’t a chance.

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Lena Whitfield

Reporter

Location: Dudley, NC

Past Education Roles: Parent of school-aged students

Favorite thing about working at Possip: Diversity of talent, creativity & community

Arthur Williams

Reporter

Location: Ooltewah, TN

Past Education Roles: 3rd Grade Teacher, 4th Grade Teacher, 5-7th Grade Instructional Technology Specialist, PreK-5th Grade Instructional Technology Specialist, 10th-12th Computer Science.

Favorite thing about working at Possip: It’s usefulness!

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Virginia Williams

Reporter

Location: Denver, CO

Past Education Roles: Pre-K Lead Teacher, Kindergarten Lead Teacher, First Grade Lead Teacher, Second Grade Lead Teacher, Special Education Teacher K-4, Grade Team Lead, Instructional Coach!

Favorite thing about working at Possip: I love the positive community and the ability to use my past experience to support school leaders.