NETWORK STAFF

Created and Organized to serve our community

At Classical we believe in collaborative decisions made by stakeholders at all levels. This allows us to stay close to the work and always make decisions that are in the best interest of our Scholars and families. It also makes it possible for us to operate and innovate at a network level with only a small team of network leaders. This leadership structure at Classical Charter Schools contributed to our ability to transition to remote learning in less than three days while maintaining attendance rates above 90% in live-taught, consistently excellent classrooms. 

Meet the network team at Classical, the #1 non-CMO network in New York City. 

Meet Our Network Staff

Mr. Long



Lester Long graduated from Dartmouth College in 1993, where he majored in Economics, while also concentrating in Government. Immediately thereafter, he started his career in investment banking, rising from an entry level analyst to Vice President within six years, and working for firms such as Societe Generale and Lehman Brothers. 

With a desire to share his success, Long began a second career teaching elementary school in the South Bronx through the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, which places accomplished professionals from other fields in the City’s most under-performing schools. Mr. Long taught literacy, mathematics, music, and physical education to general and special education students of all grades. While teaching during the day, he earned a Master’s in Elementary Education from Hunter College at night.

Administrators

Caraballo

Ms. Caraballo

Director of Operations

Manhattanville College

Cassaberry-Furby

Dr. Cassaberry-Furby

Director of Business

Adelphi University

Davis

Ms. Davis

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Loyola University

Epstein

Ms. Epstein

Director of Scholar Services

Indiana University

Lucey

Mr. Lucey

Director of Data and Research

NYU Stern School of Business

Emmerson-Pace

Dr. Emmerson-Pace

Curriculum Manager

University of Connecticut

Ganaganayagam

Mr. Ganaganayagam

Brand Strategy Manager

Binghamton University

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Mr. Gonzalez

Controller

Rutgers University

Maguire

Ms. Maguire

Data Manager

Tufts University

Nyantakyi

Ms. Nyantakyi

Talent Manager

Cornell University

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Ms. Ramirez

Business Manager

DeVry University

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Ms. French

Network School Psychologist

Ithaca College

Ayres

Mr. Ayres

Talent Associate

Rutgers University

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Ms. Boak

Curriculum Planner

University of St. Andrews

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Mr. Davis

Curriculum Planner

Rutgers University

Hummel

Mr. Hummel

Data Associate

Loyola University

Roy

Ms. Roy

Talent Associate

George Mason University

Gordon

Ms. Gordon

Talent Associate

Penn State

Negron

Ms. Negron

Data Associate

Lehigh Valley

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Ms. Weitekamp

Part-Time Talent Advisor

University of California, Berkeley

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Ms. Feliz

Business Associate

Monroe College

Multedo

Mr. Multedo

Special Projects Manager

Columbia University

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Mr. Mergler

Special Projects Manager

CUNY Hunter

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Ms. Emanuele

Special Projects Manager

St. Joseph’s University

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Ms. Kearns

High School Advisor

SUNY Stony Brook University

Board of Trustees

Classical Charter School succeeds under the guidance and support of its Board of Trustees: a diverse group of industry leaders that operates with a commitment to advancing our work and maximizing our impact in the South Bronx. 

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CLASSICAL CHARTER SCHOOLS

Enroll Today!

Classical Charter Schools is 4x recipient of the National Blue Award for Excellence. We offer busing to and from school, free tutoring, after-school programs and additional programs to support children to become well-rounded individuals.
Enrollment applications open November 1st at all four school in the South Bronx. Apply now, before spaces run out.   Please see the memo from our Executive Director about our 2022 State test results.