Jazmine Franklin is the Chief Program Officer, Fly Five. Having first joined the Center for Responsive Schools as a consultant and program developer, Jazmine previously played a vital role in developing the Responsive Classroom professional development workshops. She now leads the development direction of Fly Five social and emotional learning programs. Prior to her time at CRS, she spent six years as a second-grade teacher in Chicago Public Schools and two years in Guilford County Schools, North Carolina.
Anjail Kenyatta is the Director of Content and Curriculum Development for the Fly Five curriculum for grades K through 8. She works with curriculum writers as a facilitator and supervisor to develop resources that will help educational stakeholders increase their awareness and engagement with social and emotional learning. Anjail began her teaching career with Chicago Public Schools, where she taught grades K–8 and worked as a school counselor and case manager for 17 years.
Ellie Cornecelli is the Director of Program Development and Engagement. She works with teachers and curriculum writers as both a facilitator and supervisor in creating all curriculum components for fifth through eighth grade. Ellie began her career in the DC metro area, teaching visual arts with the Responsive Classroom approach to PK–8 students for 15 years.
Samantha Nacht is the Creative and Art Director for Fly Five. She conceptualizes, manages, and executes all design concepts, bringing this curriculum to life for both print and digital mediums. After graduating with a BFA from the University of Michigan, she honed her craft by working at various design agencies. Following her love for education, she spent several years teaching at the Huntington School of Fine Arts.
Carolyn Curtis is the Fly Five Project Coordinator at the Center for Responsive Schools (CRS). Based at the CRS headquarters in Turners Falls, MA, she provides support to the development team by managing the details, processes, and daily operations of the department. Carolyn assists with coordinating and managing project plans, content, and workflow while maintaining deliverables to ensure all project milestones are met. Prior to joining Fly Five, Carolyn worked in education and as a children’s librarian.
Janessa Martin is a Curriculum and Instructional Designer for the Fly Five curriculum. She contributes to the Fly Five curriculum in multiple ways; she develops lessons, writes children’s books and SEL stories, and creates supplemental curriculum components. Prior to joining the Fly Five team, Janessa worked as a classroom teacher and museum educator.
Angelica Mariveles is the Digital and Graphic Designer for Fly Five. She designs and develops user interfaces and digital products while keeping in mind the overall user experience, for both print and digital mediums. Prior to joining the Fly Five team, Angelica worked as a product designer.