Our Team

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Crystal Bonds

CO-PRESIDENT

Crystal Bonds, a veteran educator at New York City's top specialized public high schools, is the principal of the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering (HSMSE) at the City College of New York. Previously, Crystal served as Assistant Principal of Brooklyn Technical High School. Crystal is a current Co-President for the CLASS Coalition and the former president of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary STEM Schools.

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Dr. Tony Fisher

CO-PRESIDENT

Dr. Tony Fisher is Principal of Hunter College High School. Tony has been a school administrator for over 25 years, including stints as Chair of the Mathematics Department and Academic Dean at the Collegiate School and Principal of Elizabeth Irwin High School. Tony is a Co-President for the CLASS Coalition and served on the Board of the CUNY Institute for Education Policy at Roosevelt House.

Board Members

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Amy Cislak

Amy Cislak is the Principal of University High School, the number one ranked public high school in Arizona and a nationally celebrated high school. She has grown the school’s enrollment to 1,200 students, doubled Latino and African American enrollment and a 100% graduation rate with over $34 million in scholarship awards. Amy was named the Arizona Educator Trailblazer of the Year by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce for her efforts at University High School and was also named one of Southern Arizona’s 40 under 40 by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Beyond her professional duties, Amy serves as a community advocate and volunteer in Southern Arizona, serving on the Associate Board of the Boys and Girls Club of Tucson as well as holding a leadership position with the Junior League of Tucson.

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Joseph Sawe

Joseph Sawe is the founder and CEO of Wall Street Connect, Inc., empowering financial service companies to reach their strategic growth initiatives through partnership development. His additional experience in the sector includes being a buyside strategist, corporate advisor, and investor. Joseph is also the founder of the Philanthropic Network, and has had the privilege of serving the community on over half a dozen charitable boards focused on education, economic empowerment and fostering innovation.

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Liz Sciabarra

Liz Sciabarra is Executive Director of the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation, where she works closely with Brooklyn Technical High School and helps the Foundation's Board of Directors set strategic goals that connect alumni and their expertise to the school. Previously, Ms. Sciabarra served in various capacities in the New York City public school system, most recently as founder and Superintendent of the Office of Student Enrollment.

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Alessandro Weiss

Alessandro Weiss is the principal of the High School of American Studies at Lehman College. Through its partnerships with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and with Lehman College of the City University of New York, the school provides students with advanced opportunities to study history, public policy, law, as one of the top high schools in the nation and as the highest ranked school in both New York City and New York State. Mr. Weiss earned a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree from Pace University.