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Samuel Dolcine

Associate Director of Recruitment

Samuel Dolcine joined Uncommon Schools in 2014 as a Recruitment Coordinator. Samuel graduated from SUNY Fredonia where he interned for the Educational Developement Program during his Senior Year. He also was an HR intern at a nonprofit called the Association of Medical and Public Health Services in Brooklyn prior to his Senior Year. Prior to Uncommon Samuel was a teller at Citibank.

Stephanie Durden

NYC Director of Strategic Initiatives

Stephanie joined the finance team at Uncommon Schools in the summer of 2013.  Prior to joining Uncommon, she earned her MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.  During her graduate studies, she served as an Education Pioneer Fellow at the New York City Department of Education in District 79: Alternative Schools and Programs.  Prior to graduate school, Stephanie worked as a financial analyst at the Success Charter Network.  She earned her B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia.


Taylor Desir

Associate Director of IT Applications and Support

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Jeannemarie Hendershot

Associate Chief Operating Officer, Uncommon New York City Middle Schools

Jeannemarie Hendershot is Associate Chief Operating Officer, working with our Uncommon NYC middle schools and middle academies.  Jeannemarie was the founding DOO at Brownsville Collegiate and has been in that role for the past four years, and the NYC team is incredibly lucky to have her continue to share her many talents and deep operational and school leadership experience across more of our schools. 

Larnell Vickers

Associate Director of Recruitment

Larnell Vickers joined us as Associate Director of Recruitment for the Fellowship programs. He supports the selection of our Summer Teaching Fellows, the growth of our Campus Ambassadors program, and the selection of Instructional and Operations fellows. Last summer Larnell taught at NSA HS in their Summer Academy. Larnell is coming to us from Miami, where he taught high school English with TFA Miami. He’s a graduate of University of Florida.

Rachel Modica

Senior Associate Director of Recruitment

Rachel joined us as Associate Director of Recruitment for the Uncommon Newark middle and high schools. She was an elementary teacher at Leadership Prep Ocean Hill. Previously, Rachel taught with TFA NYC as a 2009 corps member. She attended the University of Oregon as well as Relay (Teacher U).

Julia Houlihan

Senior Associate Director of Talent Development