MEET OUR TEAM

 
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Leadership Team

 
 

Sherry Barr

Managing Director, Operations & Evaluation

Abby Attias

Managing Director, Curriculum & Training Design

Margo Ross

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Erin O’Leary

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Catherine Bell-Nti

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Joyce Loveless

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Beshon Smith

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Development Team

 
 

Margo Ross

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Laura Larimer

CEO

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Project Management & Training Team

 
 

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Community Schools Team

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Mia Shapiro

Daniel Oscar

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Daniel Oscar

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Eddie Castro

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Daniel Oscar

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Daniel Oscar

CEO

Daniel F. Oscar has been the CEO of CSS since 2009, following the retirement of CSS’s founder Dr. Sharon Rose Powell who had led the organization for 30 years since its inception in 1979. Daniel has an extensive record of achievement in establishing and growing innovative educational organizations. He was one of the lead founders of Teach For America (he is featured prominently in Wendy Kopp’s book One Day, All Children), the national teacher corps, and the President & Founder of The Learning Project, a not-for-profit school management organization based in New York City. He also served as Vice President of Product Development for Edison Learning (formerly Edison Schools). Immediately prior to joining CSS, Mr. Oscar worked as a consultant to a wide-range of education organizations, including Newark (NJ) Charter School Fund, Children’s Progress, and Wireless Generation, where he provided strategic consulting on issues related to business development, educational technology, student assessment, and charter schools. In addition, he served for 17 years (2001-2018) on the Board of Trustees of the Northeast Charter Schools Network (previously New York Charter Schools Association). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Princeton University. 

Phone: 609.337.2017

Email: doscar@supportiveschools.org

 
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Sherry Barr

Managing Director, Operations & Evaluation

Sherry Barr, Psy.D., is Managing Director, Operations & Evaluation at CSS. She oversees the implementation, dissemination, and evaluation of CSS’s high school peer leadership programs. Dr. Barr is a New Jersey-certified school psychologist and visiting faculty member at the Center of Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University. She holds both a doctorate and master’s degree in school psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Millersville University. 

Phone: 919.675.2630

Email: sbarr@supportiveschools.org

 

Abby Attias

Managing Director, Curriculum & Training Design

Abby Attias, Ph.D., is Managing Director, Curriculum & Training Design at CSS. She oversees the design and implementation of new CSS solutions, applying the organization’s theories and practices to programmatic and training innovations. Dr. Attias oversees CSS’s school-wide Student & Family Advisory program; she also develops customized projects in partnership with schools. She has consulted both domestically and internationally on diversity training and communication issues. She holds a doctorate in English from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton. 

Phone: 609.337.2019

Email: aattias@supportiveschools.org