Senior Staff

Preparing all students for success

The staff at ISA sets the tone for what ISA strives to accomplish: Providing the organizational and professional development supports that schools, principals, and teachers need to graduate all students ready to succeed in college and career.

Stephanie Wood-Garnett, Ed.D.
President

Stephanie Wood-Garnett became president of ISA on July 25th, 2017, following the retirement of Gerry House. Formerly, Wood-Garnett was the Vice President...

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Stephanie Wood-Garnett became president of ISA on July 25th, 2017, following the retirement of Gerry House. Formerly, Wood-Garnett was the Vice President of Policy to Practice (P2P) at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Her portfolio included deeper learning, college and career ready academic standards, assessment, science of learning, and diversity and equity initiatives. Dr. Wood-Garnett is an accomplished educator with extensive experience in leading complex P–20 education reform initiatives at the local, state, and national levels. Her previous roles include serving as the assistant commissioner of teacher and leader effectiveness for the New York State Education Department where she led Race to the Top initiatives aimed at transforming teacher and leader preparation programs and strengthening P–20 collaboration; serving as a district central office leader in Washington state, and directing the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Scott Noon
Executive Director for Strategic Business Development

As the Executive Director for Strategic Business Development, Scott Noon is primarily responsible for expanding ISA’s school partnerships, marketing...

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As the Executive Director for Strategic Business Development, Scott Noon is primarily responsible for expanding ISA’s school partnerships, marketing and communications efforts, exploring new product strategies, and fostering strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining ISA, Noon has had numerous successes in various executive leadership roles at renowned education companies, serving as the vice president of market development at Teachscape and vice president of business development at Riverside Publishing Co., a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Noon also helped to develop a highly successful dotcom, Classroom Connect, which was sold to Harcourt in 2001.

Most recently, Noon was general manager of the American Federation of Teachers’ Share My Lesson initiative, where he more than tripled the subscriber base of what has become the fastest growing online teacher community in the USA. In this role, Noon led strategy, marketing, communications, professional learning, and outreach for the company. He drove registration growth through digital marketing programs and social networking, while developing partnerships with content providers to expand the resource base.

Noon pursued doctoral studies in Curriculum and Instruction from Illinois State University, earned his Masters in Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and his Bachelors of General Studies from the University of Dayton.

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Janet R. Price
Senior Director of Programs

Janet Price has been immersed in education reform since 1981 as an education lawyer at Advocates for Children of New York; education policy analyst for...

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Janet Price has been immersed in education reform since 1981 as an education lawyer at Advocates for Children of New York; education policy analyst for the Manhattan Borough President; program innovator helping start small schools as Executive Vice President for Programs at New Visions for Public Schools; high school history teacher at a school for recent immigrants; founding principal of an inclusive, unscreened small public high school ( Brooklyn Preparatory High School, started with support from the Institute for Student Achievement); leader of a network of 25 schools in Brooklyn and Staten Island; coach of coaches, supporting literacy and math coaches in building strong teacher teams; facilitator, Common Core literacy curriculum writer; and all-purpose cheer-leader for student-centered, inquiry-based teaching and learning. She is the product of two alternative certification programs– New Leaders for New Schools (preparing her for the principalship) and the Center for Collaborative Education’s STEP Program (preparing her for high school teaching). She has been a Revson Fellow for the Future of the City of New York at Columbia University and has served as the chair of the Education Committee for the Association of the Bar of New York.

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Rita Hanes
Administrative Director

Rita Hanes joined ISA in November of 2013 as an Administrative Director. Hanes is a seasoned executive with 15 years of experience in strategy, planning,...

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Rita Hanes joined ISA in November of 2013 as an Administrative Director. Hanes is a seasoned executive with 15 years of experience in strategy, planning, operations, partnership development and project management. She received a BA in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Georgetown University. Before joining ISA, Hanes worked at the American Express Company (14 years) where she has held various positions in the Global Merchant Services division. She lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, enjoys endurance sports and has completed 5 triathlons and a marathon.

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Nathan Dilworth
Senior Math Specialist

Since 2010, Nathan Dilworth has worked with math teachers in ISA schools to create intellectually engaging math curriculum. Dilworth assists math departments...

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Since 2010, Nathan Dilworth has worked with math teachers in ISA schools to create intellectually engaging math curriculum. Dilworth assists math departments in curriculum development, math teachers with lesson planning and works with students in classrooms to create a team of people engaged in math.

Prior to joining ISA, Dilworth taught Math in the New York City public school system. As the Head of Department in a small school in the South Bronx, Dilworth used his love of math and background in engineering to bring math to life for his students.

Dilworth holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MA in Secondary Math Education.

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Betty Green-Bryant
Education Consultant

Betty Greene-Bryant is an innovative, purposeful leader who brings a depth of experience from public and private school administration. She has extensive...

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Betty Greene-Bryant is an innovative, purposeful leader who brings a depth of experience from public and private school administration. She has extensive experience in forming and working with strategic partnerships within various national education membership associations, higher education institutions, public school districts, and the business community. These education and business partnerships focused primarily on middle and high school reform efforts, research to practice, career-to-work/post-secondary topics, students with disabilities, grant development and management, program evaluation, and professional learning for school administrators and teachers. She has served in the roles of director and assistant director for various U.S. Department of Education grants. Dr. Greene-Bryant served as the first Principal in Residence at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Director for Professional Services at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Senior Director for Professional Services and Interim Executive Director for the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE). Dr. Greene-Bryant has also served as an elementary, middle and high school administrator. Her other work in the field of education also includes teaching at American University in Washington D.C. and Coppin State University in Baltimore Maryland.

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