Our Team

Meet the hardworking, fun-loving team that is making Inspired Teaching a reality.

Jaqueta Abbey

Teaching and Learning Specialist

Michaiah Anderson
Community Outreach Specialist

LaTonia Smith Cokely


Kaneia Mayo Crumlin


Kathryn Eliscar

Financial Administrator

Jenna Fournel

Director of Teaching and Learning

Cosby Hunt

Director of Youth Programming

Brady Maiden


Aleta Margolis

Founder and President

Max Peterson

Real World History Assistant Teacher

Christine Sheridan

Program Grant Manager

Michelle Welk

Communications and Marketing Specialist


 Board of Directors

Monica Brady-Myerov, Director

Founder and CEO of Listenwise

Jeffrey Franco, Director

CEO, Camino Consulting and Adjunct Professor, American University

Karol Kepchar, Pro bono counsel, Advisor to the board, Non-voting

Partner-Head, Trademark, Copyright, Internet, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

Aleta Margolis, Director

Founder and President

John Nolan, Director, Board Chair

Chair; CFO & CCO, Options Solutions, LLC

Elly Young, Director

Teacher Leadership Specialist, Montgomery County Public Schools

Join our Team

Inspired Teaching offers you a chance to make a difference and grow professionally. We seek talented, dynamic, and highly-skilled individuals who share our belief that every student, regardless of race, geography, or income level, can thrive in an engagement-based classroom with an Inspired Teacher.

We are educators, athletes, parents, bookworms, and storytellers. From DC natives to global travelers, our staff is a group of ambitious professionals passionate about improving the school experience for every student. Apply today to be part of our entrepreneurial and impact-driven team.

Our Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

 Our work at Center for Inspired Teaching draws on a foundation of inclusivity, regard for the rights and safety of all people, and respect for the dignity of educators and students. We believe that it is our collective obligation as a society to take responsibility and care for every child, and to work together to give every young person a happy, healthy start in life.

Inspired Teaching recognizes that the education system can either perpetuate or combat systematic oppression. Our organization exists within a world that is historically designed to marginalize individuals and communities based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, and ability. To actively and intentionally interrupt systems of power and oppression, we are committed to promoting civil discourse and social justice, starting in the classroom.

Through Inspired Teaching’s authentically engaging programs, educators and students have meaningful opportunities to engage in discussion, debate, and action around the topics that affect their lives, across racial, ethnic, religious, political, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities. We enact our beliefs and values by investing in a continual process of strengthening awareness and deepening cultural competence.