Our school is about the people in it.

 

That includes students, faculty, and staff as well as the various boards steering our long-term trajectory.


School Leadership

Our school leadership oversees the daily learning environment at Proof School.

Sam Vandervelde

head of school
Dean of Mathematical ScienceS & LEAD MATHEMATICS TEACHER

Ph.D., University of Chicago
svandervelde [@] proofschool.org
 


Zachary Sifuentes

DEAN of humanities
LEAD HUMANITIES TEACHER

M.F.A., University of Michigan
zsifuentes [@] proofschool.org


Kathy Lin

DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
LEAD STUDIO TEACHER

M.A.T., Tufts University
klin [@] proofschool.org


Faculty

Our faculty are as unique as our students, and carry out the central mission of the school.


Kaushik Basu

Science Teacher

M.E., Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
kbasu [@] proofschool.org


Sydney Cochran

Literature + Latin Teacher, SEL Coordinator

Advanced Ph.D. coursework, UC Berkeley
scochran [@] proofschool.org


John DeIonno

Mathematics Teacher

Ph.D., UC Berkeley
jdeionno [@] proofschool.org


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Susan Durst

Mathematics Teacher

Ph.D., Rutgers University
sdurst [@] proofschool.org


Emily Eames

CHEMISTRY + SCIENCE STUDIO TEACHER

Ph.D., Harvard University
eeames [@] proofschool.org


Steve Gregg

Computer Science Teacher

M.A.T., UC Davis
sgregg [@] proofschool.org


Ilyse Gordis

History + Latin Teacher

B.A., UC Santa Cruz
igordis [@] proofschool.org


Sachi Hashimoto

Mathematics TeachER

Ph.D. Student, University of Michigan
shashimoto [@] proofschool.org


Austin Shapiro

Mathematics Teacher

Ph.D., University of Michigan
ashapiro [@] proofschool.org


Eve Simister

History Teacher

B.A., Stanford University
esimister [@] proofschool.org


Staff

Our amazing staff makes sure the school runs, the kids are safe and fed, and the lights are on (sometimes literally).




Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors ensures the long-term health of the school.

Paul Zeitz

Chair, Board of DIRECTORS

Mathematics Chair, University of San Francisco


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Dennis Leary

Treasurer

Managing Partner, Champlain Capital


Alon Amit

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Co-Founder, Origami Logic


Diviya Magaro

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair, Development Committee, Proof School


James Sotiros

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Director of Development, Mathematical Sciences Publishers (MSP)


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Perry Tam

Member of the Board of DIRECTORS

Co-founder and CEO, Storm8


Ravi Vakil

Member of the Board of DIRECTORS

Professor, Stanford University


Advisory Boards

Our Advisory Boards help us develop in a range of areas, from admissions and curriculum to strategic vision. Members include the President of Harvey Mudd College, the President of the Mathematical Association of America, the founder of the Art of Problem Solving, a professor of architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design, and a founding board member of the International Big History Association.

For a full list of our advisory boards, please go here