Carolyne, Senior Director of Programs, SEAD, is originally from Houston and began her career as a 9th grade English language arts teacher in the Bronx. She worked as a literacy coach before moving into administration and attributes her approach to leadership to the opportunity she had to support the learning of her peers. In the spring of 2012, Carolyne joined Bronxdale High School as the principal, following two years as the district K-12 literacy coordinator in the White Plains City (NY) School District. At Bronxdale, Carolyne saw firsthand the impact of meaningful one-on-one coaching and her school was featured in a report by the Learning Policy Institute, Teaching the Way Students Learn Best. In 2018, she was named to a leadership development role with the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) as a new principal support coach, coaching new principals across New York City, before becoming the executive director of the Affinity Schools NYCDOE Citywide Office.