Who We Are
Nora serves as Education Lead of Wend Collective. Before joining Wend, Nora was the President of the Colorado League of Charter Schools. Nora started at the League in 2008, first as Vice President of School Services, then as Senior Vice President, before being tapped to head the organization. With over thirty years of experience in education as a teacher and principal in international, public and private schools, Nora co-founded The Classical Academy in Minneapolis, served as Head of School of Madison Country Day School, and served as Director of Sonoma Charter School. Nora’s passion is building strong school leadership in diverse school models, ensuring that all families have the opportunity to access high quality public schools that meet their and their children’s needs. Her current work supporting research into innovative, learner-centered school designs, collaborating with local, state, national and international Montessori pedagogues and practitioners, and exploring partnerships with like-minded organizations is helping the team develop its strategic plan for the future.