Our Lead Founder
Kayleigh Colombero, Lead Founder and School Director
Kayleigh Colombero is the School Director of Étoile Academy Charter School. She was part of the 2016 Building Excellent Schools Fellowship, a rigorous, yearlong, comprehensive training program in urban charter school creation and leadership.
Growing up in a financially unstable home, Kayleigh experienced many personal challenges on her path to college. Luckily, Kayleigh had a few mentors that pushed her to succeed in the face of much adversity. She set her sights on Smith College, an elite private college, which she eventually attended on a scholarship.
Kayleigh has eight years of experience in education as a middle school and high school teacher, an instructional coach, a department chair, a team leader, and as the executive director of a youth-development nonprofit.
Our Board of Directors
Michelle He, Treasurer
Co-founder & College Admissions Director, To The Top International LLC
Michelle He (何瓯) is the co-founder and College Admissions Director of To The Top International LLC, an admissions consulting firm headquartered in Houston, TX, specializing in helping students from China to study at American high schools and colleges.
Director of Outreach Strategists, LLC
Alim Adatia is the Director of Outreach Strategists, LLC, a global communications and public relations firm in Houston. He is also a partner at Outreach Cultural Intelligence training law enforcement to engage in communities and work towards better outcomes.