Will Austin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Schools Fund. Austin holds an A.B. in Government (magna cum laude) from Harvard College and a Master’s Degree in Education from Tufts University. Austin served as a math teacher at Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, and was nominated for Massachusetts Teacher of the Year. He subsequently served as Co-Director for Roxbury Prep, and then as Chief Operating Officer for Roxbury Prep for Uncommon Schools, overseeing the school’s expansion from one to four campuses. Austin is a lifetime resident of Boston and a graduate of Boston Public Schools.
Natalya Subbotina is the Analyst for the Boston Schools Fund. Ms. Subbotina holds an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education from University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Education and Political Science from Chapman University. Subbotina has worked in higher education institutions and nonprofits improving student outcomes through data and evaluation work. Most recently, Subbotina worked for College for Social Innovation where she built data tracking systems and developed student recruitment strategy.
Bryant Weinberg Jones is the Chief Investment Officer for the Boston Schools Fund. Mr. Jones holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, an A.B. in English from Harvard College, and a Master’s Degree in Urban Education Policy from Brown University. Jones began his career in public education as a Match Corps Fellow at Match Middle School in Jamaica Plain. Since then, Jones has supported the growth of high-performing public schools in leadership roles for the Rhode Island Department of Education, Louisiana's Recovery School District, and New Schools for Baton Rouge.
Ben Wells is the Chief Operating Officer for the Boston Schools Fund. Wells holds an A.B. in History and Literature from Harvard College and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Wells taught 8th and 6th grade English at Roxbury Preparatory Charter School, where he also served as the Chair of the English Department, Director of the Literacy Inquiry Group, and coach of baseball, softball, and basketball teams. Most recently, Wells has served as a Case Team Leader and Consultant at Bain and Company’s Boston office.