leadership (para ver en español, oprima aquí)
Kristin Scotchmer is the lead founder and executive director of Mundo Verde. She is passionate about Mundo Verde’s vision and has substantive knowledge of Mundo Verde’s philosophy, educational design and curriculum, as well as its operations and management. Kristin brings more than fifteen years of professional management, governance and volunteer experience with nonprofit organizations, including expertise in management, board development, strategic planning and fundraising. She has considerable experience strengthening the capacity of small community-based organizations working to create change in the Washington, D.C., region, nationally and in Mexico.
Dahlia Aguilar brings to her role as Mundo Verde’s founding principal over 18 years of school leadership and instructional experience in bilingual elementary and high school education. She has worked for over ten years to strengthen the practice of teachers and leaders in public and public charter schools with multicultural and multilingual student bodies. As Mundo Verde's instructional leader, Dahlia will guide the development and implementation of a quality instructional program and rigorous standards-based academic curriculum and will supervise, lead and support our highly qualified instructional team.
Nearly 30 individuals and partners came together to create the vision and concept for Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School. Founding member, contributor and partner professional experiences and expertise include early childhood and elementary education, Two-Way Immersion programs, Expeditionary Learning, sustainability education and development, nonprofit management, law, fundraising and commercial real estate. Founding group members represent the interests of parents, teachers and the community.
board of directors
The school is led by an active board of directors, who works with the executive director and the principal to run Mundo Verde effectively. The Board of Directors has an active committee structure that guides policy development, implementation, oversight and decision making. The current board is well-connected in the community, committed to Mundo Verde’s mission, and reflects expertise in education, nonprofit management, law, architecture, marketing and communications, and resource development as well as deep roots in the Latino community.
Sara Elliott, Director, Signature Marketing Programs, The Nature Conservancy, and parent of a Mundo Verde student
Jonathan Halperin, strategic communications and business planning specialist
Marianna Hennig, Assistant Director, Business Integration, US Department of Homeland Security
Lynsey Wood Jeffries, National CEO, Higher Achievement
Elsa Jimenez, parent of two Mundo Verde students
Lisa Landmeier, Landmeier Legal Counsel PLLC
Natasha Luddington, Senior Counsel, CapitalSource Finance LLC
Ed Pauls, Senior Development Officer, District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, and parent of a Mundo Verde student
Katherine Roboff, Executive Director, Higher Achievement D.C. Metro
Victor Sant'Anna, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Catholic University, and parent of a Mundo Verde student
parents and volunteers
Parents and volunteers are critical to Mundo Verde students’ success. Mundo Verde provides support services to parents and encourages volunteer opportunities, including: classroom and front office opportunities; publications and research; community service; fundraising and parent leadership; and advocacy and membership in the parents’ association. Further, at least two elected parents’ representatives sit on the board.