Lisa Hastings-Sheppard

Lisa Hastings-Sheppard is Director of Programs at 4th-Dimension Leaders. Lisa spent 22 years at Delaware Technical Community College as an instructor, executive communications manager, assistant vice president of marketing, and senior programs director. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Instruction, both from the University of Delaware. Lisa served on […]

Jonathan (Jon) Chavez

Jonathan (Jon) Chavez is the Director of Partnerships for 4th-Dimension Leaders. His career began in the college access and success sector, working across the landscape with non-profit and school institutions to increase equity in college success. After eight years serving students, he joins 4DL’s passion for disrupting discrepancies in opportunity and serves to grow our […]

Dr. Cara Candal

Cara Candal is the Policy Director of Educational Opportunity for ExcelinEd focusing on private school choice. Cara has spent the last 10 years working in education policy as a Senior Fellow with both Pioneer Institute and the Center for Education Reform. She was also a founding team member of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher […]

Rachel Valentin

Rachel Valentin is currently the Principal & Instructional Leader of Charter School of New Castle Elementary Campus serving grades K – 4 (425+) students. Rachel has been instrumental in leading collective change and transforming the culture of the Charter School of New Castle during a difficult leadership transition in 2014-15.  During her tenure, the school […]

Dr. LaRetha Odumosu

Dr. LaRetha C.P. Odumosu, known to many of her students and colleagues as Dr. O, started her educational career as an Upward Bound tutor and then instructor while attending Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ as an undergraduate English literature major. Since then, Dr. O has received her MA in English Literature from Pennsylvania State […]

Krista Vandetty

Krista Vandetty is the Director of Development at 4th-Dimension Leaders. Krista first began with 4th-Dimension Leaders as the Manager of Operations in September 2019. In this role she helped to launch the Equity Practitioner Program, grow the Lead For Delaware program, and run the day-to-day operations. In addition, Krista taught elementary students in Madrid, Spain […]

Angela Perry

Angela Perry is the founder and executive director of 4th-Dimension Leaders, an organization dedicated to disrupting discrepancies in opportunity.  Angela began her career in education as a middle school math teacher. After seven years in the classroom and five years serving in school- and systems-level leadership roles, she spent six years working in national education […]