Team Member

Hope Lesane

Hope Lesane

Associate Director for Early Childhood

Hope Lesane serves as Ed Trust–NY’s associate director for early childhood.

Prior to joining Ed Trust–NY, Hope was the director of early childhood initiatives at Teach For America, New York. At TFA-NY she founded the Early Childhood Education Initiative and created a talent pipeline and training institute specifically for ECE teachers in community based programs.

Hope has worked closely with a number of government agencies, as well as a variety of ECE organizations, providing guidance on change management, assessment and evaluation, and developing strategies for innovation and problem-solving.

Hope previously served as an early childhood teacher for eight years, and as a Pre-K–Grade 5 instructional coach.