Wendy Lee Wendy joins Citizen Schools from New Classrooms where she served as the Senior Director of Growth and Expansion.
Wendy has lived and worked in New York City “forever” and has served in a number of roles in support of students and families across the five boroughs. In her most recent role, she worked to cultivate and foster high quality partnerships with school districts and charter management organizations aimed at providing a personalized learning model for middle school students.
Wendy came to education through her role as a volunteer with New York Cares. There she learned the extent of the opportunity and achievement gaps that exist in communities throughout New York City. Like our Citizen Teachers, Wendy volunteered whilst working in the corporate sector for American Express, eventually becoming a Volunteer Team Leader. While leading a project in the Bronx to promote literacy for elementary students, Wendy saw the power citizens can have on student learning as well as the development of students’ self confidence and resilience.