We believe that when the needs of children are met, they can be free to learn and teachers can be free to teach.
We believe ALL kids can succeed. We NEVER give up on kids, and we do not allow them to give up on themselves.

Alexandria City Public Schools

John Adams Elementary School

Site Coordinator: Molly Crum

Contact: molly@cisofnova.org

5651 Rayburn Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311


William Ramsay Elementary School

Site Coordinator: Katey Dotson

Contact: katey@cisofnova.org

5700 Sanger Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311

Francis C. Hammond Middle School

Site Coordinator: Madelyn Giblin

Contact: madelyn@cisofnova.org

4646 Seminary Rd,
Alexandria, VA 22304

Alexandria City High School

Site Coordinator: R.J. Carranza

Contact: richy@cisofnova.org

3330 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302

Alexandria City High School

Site Coordinator: Alec Paget

Contact: alec@cisofnova.org

3330 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302


Alexandria City High School

Lead Site Coordinator: Danielle Chwirut

Contact: danielle@cisofnova.org

3330 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302

Minnie Howard Campus of Alexandria City High School

Site Coordinator: Shreya Mohan

Contact: shreya@cisofnova.org

3330 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302

Arlington Public Schools


Barcroft Elementary School

Site Coordinator: Lamont Wallace

Contact: lamont@cisofnova.org

625 South Wakefield Street
Arlington, VA 22204

Gunston Middle School

Site Coordinator: Darrien Day

Contact: darrien@cisofnova.org

2700 South Lang Street,
Arlington, VA 22206

Wakefield High School

Site Coordinator: Jackie Ruoff

Contact: jackie@cisofnova.org

1325 South Dinwiddie Street,
Arlington, VA 22206

Fairfax County Public Schools


Glasgow Middle School

Site Coordinator: Calvin Anderson

Contact: calvin@cisofnova.org

4101 Fairfax Pkwy
Lincolnia, VA 22312

Management Team

Patrick Brennan

Executive Director


Cindy Kowal

Director of Operations


Jodi Rosenbaum

Program Manager


Rahel Bekele

Community Partnership and Engagement Coordinator



Denisa Caballero

Constituent and Marketing Specialist


Board of Directors

Scott Darling (Chair), Dyson Capital Advisors

Don Campbell (Treasurer), GAO, retired

Mordecai Scott (Secretary), Managing Director, Savills

John Clarkson, Managing Director, Greystar

Rehan Dawer, Managing Partner, ValueBridge International

Patrick O’Reilly, Former President of Applied Predictive Technologies

Sean Milliken, Former Head of Global Social Innovation, PayPal

Terri Welter, Principal, ECG Management Consultants

Meyling Dayan Ramirez, CIS Alumni, NVCC Student

Ipyana Spencer, Senior Executive, SAS

Gerald Gangaram, US Army, Retired

Trustee Council

George & Susan Allen

Stephen & LouAnn Caruthers

Tom & Beth Eckert

John & Ann Gardner

Terry & Dorothy McAuliffe

Lisa & Jean-Paul Martin

Bill & Jean Milliken

Ray & Shaista Mahmood

Stan & Joey Sloter

Bob & Nan Woody

Contact Us

To get more information about Communities In Schools of NOVA and how you can help, contact Cindy at cindy@cisofnova.org.

To learn more about Communities In Schools, please visit communitiesinschools.org.

Email: info@cisofnova.org | Phone: 703.239.3567