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Community. Opportunity. Respect. High Expectations. Aim High’s leaders and educators embody our CORE values every day.

Aim High’s dedicated staff works everyday to advance their belief that every student has the right to a quality education. Collectively, we strive to create a welcoming community where all our middle school students feel seen and supported, and develop the confidence to succeed in high school and beyond. Get in touch with us today.

Alexis Bayley

Director of Program Evaluation

Alia Peera

Director of Partnerships

Amira Samaha

Development Associate

Benjie Achtenberg

Program Director – East Bay

David Gallagher

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Denny Tsang

Program Director – San Francisco

Elizabeth Dukovich

Senior Grant Writer

Frank Delgado

Program Manager – North Bay

Jackie Arreola

Program and Admissions Associate

Jacqueline Zimny

Director of Development Operations

Janiece Hill

Vice President of National Expansion

Jeannette Lee

People Operations Manager

Jennifer Brooks

Communications Manager

Jessica Suen

Alumni and Student Engagement Manager

Kelly Ellis

Senior Director of Finance and Operations

Leticia Dorado

Director of Aspiring Teacher Program

Maya Nieto

Director of Admissions and Student Opportunities

Michelle Capobres

Vice President of Design and Impact

Michelle Deng

Development Manager

Russell Gong

Director of IT