Our Team

Director
Director

Courtney Wood is an Elementary School Teacher for Central Bucks School District in Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A. in Art and Elementary Education from the University of Rhode Island and a M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the West Chester University. Courtney has traveled to Africa yearly since 2009. She has volunteered in Ghana, Malawi, and Liberia. It is her belief that anybody who wants to be educated should have that opportunity.

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Board of Directors
Board of Directors

Tessa Albin is an Elementary School Teacher for Central Bucks School District in Pennsylvania. She earned a B.A in Elementary Education from the University of Maryland in 2008 and a Master of Education degree in Special Education from Arcadia University in 2013. Tessa traveled to Ghana as a volunteer in July 2012. She is passionate about helping young children realize their ability to help one another and make a difference no matter how big or small.

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Event Director
Event Director

Christine Rohr Thompson is a retired elementary school teacher. She taught 35 years for the Central Bucks School District after completing her undergraduate B.A. in Elementary Education at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. She then received her M.A. in Library Science K-12 at Kutztown University. The final ten years of her career were spent as the Library Research and Media Specialist for grades K-6.

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Board of Directors
Board of Directors

Matthew Weiss earned a Bachelors degree from New York University in 2001. Since then, he has been writing, producing, acting and directing. Matthew believes in helping others achieve their full potential by helping increase access to education.

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Chairperson of the Board
Chairperson of the Board

Lindsey Wood is a Project Manager in the Pharmaceutical Industry. She holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Delaware. Having traveled to both Ghana and Malawi, Lindsey has been inspired by the communities which she visited. She believes that with the right mindset, great things can be accomplished. As her passion and dedication for service in the community grow, it is her hope to continue and increase her involvement in global improvements for social change.

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Director
Director

Kathryn Sonnie is an Elementary School Teacher for Central Bucks School District in Pennsylvania. She holds a B.A in French and a M.Ed in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. Since 2008, Katie has helped with the fundraising and building of primary schools, the installation of solar panels and the managing of annual medical clinics. As an Educator, she believes that education is the single most important resource for empowerment and poverty alleviation.

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