Chief Operating Officer
Since his first year in the classroom as a middle school teacher in 2001, Sean has been passionate about providing opportunities for under-resourced youth. Sean was a Teach For America corps member in the Rio Grande Valley where he taught middle school history and science and coached girls volleyball and basketball for two years. Wanting to experience urban education, Sean moved to Miami where he worked as department chair, history teacher, and head boys basketball coach at North Miami Middle School. He reluctantly left the classroom, answering Teach For America’s call to serve as a Recruitment Director to help find more teachers.
In 2006, Sean returned to Washington, DC to attend George Washington University where he earned his M.A. in Education and Human Development. At the same time, he began work at Urban Alliance (UA). Over the next eight years, Sean helped lead UA’s expansion to three new regions and grew the organization from serving 50 youth to well over 1,000 youth each year. At UA, he served in various capacities and left as Chief Operating Officer, overseeing regional operations, evaluation, and finance. He enjoyed creating the systems and processes that facilitated UA’s growth, growing the budget from $800,000 to over $6 million and creating the first national organizational structure.
Sean served as Vice President for Chapter Support at After-School All-Stars, a national organization serving over 70,000 youth in 15 cities. Sean supervised Executive Directors and assisted in expanding After-School All-Stars to new regions.
Sean lives in Alameda with his wife Amy and the World’s Cutest Baby, Agnes.