Chris Gibbons, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2006
Prior to founding STRIVE Prep in 2006, Chris taught students in another charter school network and later directed Denver Summerbridge (now a part of the Breakthrough Collaborative). Chris is a graduate of The Broad Academy and the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship and was a 2015 Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow. He served as the Co-Chair of the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Collaborative Council. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale University and a Master of Education from Regis University. Chris speaks fluent Spanish.
Kristin Levine, Chief Academic Officer
Start Date: 2017
Kristin became the first person in her family to graduate from college when she earned her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 2006. A Teach for America alumna and former teacher, Kristin founded her own school as the founding principal of Great Oaks Charter School in New York City. For the past two and a half years, Kristin has led STRIVE Prep's s curriculum and academic programming. Kristin completed her Master in Education at Bank Street College and her Master of Educational Leadership at Columbia University.
Josh Devon, Chief Financial and Operations Officer
Start Date: 2012
Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Josh has spent his career working for a multi-national start-up, a Fortune 500 company, and various public sector organizations in a variety of financial capacities. In his seventh year at STRIVE Prep, Josh oversees all aspects of finance, operations, and technology.