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One World Education Team


Eric Goldstein, CEO & Founder

161Eric Goldstein expanded One World Education from a successful classroom project into a nonprofit organization in 2007. Before then, Eric was an educator in public, charter, and independent schools and earned a US Department of the Interior Partners in Education Award while teaching in Southeast Washington, DC in 2006. He has led programs for American students in Greece and Zambia and participated in educator programs in China, Turkey, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia. Eric holds a Master's in Education from the University of Vermont and Master's of International Policy from George Washington University. His career in education started after a solo, 5,000-mile, bicycle trip across the United States in 1999.

Stephanie Bunton, Director of Teaching and Learning

Stephanie always knew that she wanted to work in education as a way to foster social change through the promotion of student voice. Her love of history and anthropology, for which she holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, led Steph to pursue a passion for global awareness and understanding. Since earning a Master of Arts in social studies from Teachers College, Columbia University, she has consistently integrated these values into her work as an educator. While teaching social students in 7th to 12th grade, she continually created opportunities for students to think critically about real issues and express their ideas coherently. Before working with One World Education, she also became entrenched in developing Common Core-aligned curricula, assessments, and professional development for teachers at the school and district level. In her free time, Steph finds ways to get into nature, explore new places, practices yoga, paints, and enjoys spending time with loved ones.

Jessie Grosshart, Program and Evaluation VISTA

Jessie has long wanted to merge her passion for education with her desire to work in the nonprofit sector. After graduating from William Jewell College with a Bachelor of Science in History and English, this desire manifested itself in teaching preschool while interning at Child Care Aware of Southern Missouri, which strives to secure local resources for families with young children. As the Program and Evaluation VISTA, Jessie is eager to unite her interests in education and nonprofit management. She is looking forward to engaging with students participating in the innovative OWEd programs. In her free time, Jessie enjoys curling up with a cup of tea and a good book, studying German, and going on scenic hikes.



Stacy Kirk, Director of Partnerships

Stacy is passionate about facilitating meaningful opportunities for others to expand their horizons, which has manifested itself over the course of her career through extensive experience in both the museum and education sectors. She earned her undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Secondary Education from the University of Richmond, and holds a Master of Arts in Art History from University College London. Her interest in languages and cross-cultural interactions has led to several substantial stints abroad, including recently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica. Outside of work, Stacy enjoys losing herself in a good book, pursuing outdoor adventures, especially if mountains are involved, and satisfying her wanderlust whenever possible.



Nina Modanlo, Development and Communications VISTA

Nina came to One World Education through the AmeriCorps VISTA program and has been eager to jump in! She earned her undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in May 2017 with a double major in Public Health and Spanish. As an undergrad, Nina was heavily involved with Health Leads, a non-profit dedicated to integrating patients’ basic resource needs into standard health care. After learning about the complex resource landscape in Baltimore, Nina’s enthusiasm for community-based organizations and outreach grew even further. In the hopes of exploring more education-focused resources and initiatives, Nina applied to One World Education and has been enamored with their exceptionally unique focus on student and teacher empowerment ever since. Nina aspires to become a physician, with plans to attend medical school in the next couple of years. As a physician, she hopes to fuse her passions of community engagement and healthcare through clinical work and continuous community outreach. In her free time, Nina enjoys playing the piano, singing, checking out art galleries, grabbing a coffee at a local cafe, travelling, and spending time with her loving family.

Leith Mondry, Director of Operations


Leith has long had an interest in working to improve social systems, getting an AB in Sociology from Bryn Mawr College and an MSW from SUNY Stony Brook, School of Social Welfare. Over the years her career path has ranged from direct social work to research and website management to editing a parenting website. Leith is glad to be back in the non-profit sector and excited to be part of One World Education’s vision of improved student literacy and a better educational experience for teachers and students alike. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, as well as reading, exploring DC, and travelling around the world.




Teacher Leader Team

Desiree Sansing, McKinley Technology High School, Teacher Leader Team, Co-Director

Desiree teaches English in Washington, DC. She is an alumna of the Teach for America Program and is committed to closing the achievement gap. In addition, she is a Common Core Curriculum writer for DCPS where she is working to develop Cornerstones and curricular resources that will ensure educational equity across the district. At the school level, she serves as Student Government Association sponsor, Gay Straight Alliance sponsor, and Theater Club sponsor. She also serves the District as an LGBT Liaison, working with teachers and staff to ensure schools are safe and affirming for all students, regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socio-economic status. She received the 2014 Global Educator award and the 2015 GLSEN Educator of the Year award for her efforts in the field of education.


Anna Batler, Coolidge High School, Teacher Leader Team, Grade 10

Anna teaches 11th Grade AP Language and Composition and 10th grade English Language Arts at Coolidge High School. Anna earned her law degree with honors at The George Washington University Law school and worked as an attorney. Realizing that the classroom was her true calling, Anna joined the Prince George's County Resident Teacher Fellows, where she taught 7th and 8th grade English at Excel Academy in Landover, Maryland before moving to Washington, DC public schools. Anna is the Washington DC Public Schools 11th grade District Course Chair and serves on her school's AVID site team. She is interested in integrating the latest technology into her classroom through blended education, and is beginning a blended instruction pilot program at her high school this year.


Clare Berke, Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Teacher Leader Team, Capstone Designer

Clare teaches ninth grade English and AP Language and Composition in Washington, DC, where she also sponsors the Journalism and Amnesty International clubs. She has served as a member of the District’s Common Core Reading Corps and as a Core Leader for the Teach Plus Cutting to the Core Professional Learning Series. She is a current Teach Plus Policy fellow, a 2014 Leading Educators fellow, and a 2015 Teachers Central to Leadership fellow. Clare previously taught tenth grade English and served as the Lead Literacy Teacher at Coolidge High School. She graduated from St. Olaf College with a BA in English and received her MEd in Secondary Education from George Washington University. Clare became a teacher after years of listening to her uncle’s tales of teaching science in the Denver Public Schools. She enjoys a challenge, and she hopes to stay in the classroom for many more years while also serving as a support to colleagues and as a voice for the profession.

Dr. Tonita Ross Dozier, Anacostia High School, Teacher Leader Team, Grade 10

Tonita currently teaches Journalism and English in Washington, DC. She has taught English, Media, and History in the District of Columbia Public/Charter Schools and the University of the District of Columbia Community College for several years. She transitioned after working in education communication for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Hirshhorn Museum. Teaching Journalism and English have allowed her to come full circle after ten years in journalism. During that time, she worked as a Political Producer and Assignment Manager for PBS Newshour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, BET, CBS, and Fox News. She has received awards for "Outstanding Coverage "during 9-11, "Eagle Award," and many others. She holds a BA in Mass Communication-Radio, Television, and Film from North Carolina State University, an MA in English from East Carolina University, and a Doctorate in Religious Education and Counseling. 

Sayyah George, Anacostia High School, Teacher Leader Team, Grade 12

Sayyah teaches 12th grade English at Anacostia High School in Washington D.C. Currently she is a Teacher Selection Ambassador for DCPS, where she evaluates incoming teachers for employment in the school district. Sayyah enjoys building relationships with her students and helping them find their voice through writing.





Brigitta Kral, H.D. Woodson Senior STEM High School, Teacher Leader Team, Grade 10 and 12

Brigitta is in her fifth year of teaching English/Language Arts (ELA) at H.D. Woodson Senior STEM High School in Northeast, DC. Currently, Brigitta teaches tenth grade ELA and serves as the ELA department chair, as well as the school’s ELA LEAP Content Leader. During her tenure at Woodson, she has taught tenth grade honors, eleventh grade honors, and senior ELA classes. Brigitta has been teaching English for nearly a decade including at a private high school in Northern Virginia, in the Czech Republic (ESOL), and at a public middle school in Baltimore County, Maryland. She earned her MAT English (Grades 7-12) from Johns Hopkins University and her BA in English from University of Maryland Baltimore County.



Farrell Pollard, Luke C. Moore Alternative High School, Teacher Leader Team, Grade 12

Farrell is a 10th and 12th grade ELA and special education teacher at Luke C. Moore Alternative High School. She has been teaching for five years in Birmingham, AL and Washington, DC. Farrell earned her BA in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and her MA in K-12 Special Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) where she was awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student award in her department. Farrell is the girls' indoor and outdoor track coach at Luke C. Moore and is a Capital Commitment Fellow within DCPS.