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One World Education Team

Ben Acquah, Academy Program Manager

Ben, a product of the One World Program himself, now uses his knowledge of the program and student learning to enhance the program from within. His love of the mighty pen has moved him to write poetry and participate in local open mic Spoken Word. In addition, Ben is the first District Supply Chain lead for One Medical. In this role he aims to transform healthcare by making getting quality care affordable and more accessible to all. Ben values opportunities where he can aid others and better himself. He volunteered at Rita Bright Family Youth Center, Howard University’s Sports Medicine Facility, and at the school library.

Drew Anderson, Student Success Manager

Drew has spent the last few years as the Public Speaking Coach for the One World Ambassador Challenge, and is now actively recruiting students from all four quadrants of the city who can best benefit from the Challenge Academy where he will, once again, work closely with the students to hone their presentation skills and inspire confidence on stage. Drew is a hip hop artist, poet, producer, screenwriter, event host, and veteran teacher who has combined his extensive experience and passion for education and the arts into his present role as a teaching artist.

Leigh Bailey, Development Manager
Leigh Bailey

Leigh manages One World’s OSSE SOAR grants as well as grants from foundation and other funders and supports the organization in both institutional and individual giving. She has a range of development and education experience including working at Goodwill of Greater Washington and teaching at Capital City Public Charter School. She has a BA in Art History from the College of Charleston and a MA in Arts Management from The American University.

Eric Goldstein, CEO & Founder
Eric Goldstein

Eric is the CEO and Founder of One World Education. The nonprofit organization is a national leader in improving research, writing, and public speaking skills for middle, high school, and adult learners while they learn about social justice. As a teacher, Eric earned a United States Department of the Interior Partners in Education Award and he holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Vermont and Master’s in International Policy from George Washington University. His career in education started after a solo, 5,000-mile bicycle trip across the United States. Eric lives in Washington, DC and is the father of three children who attend DC Public Schools.

Jessie Grosshart, Program Manager
Jessie Grosshart

Jessie leads One World’s program evaluation process with school partners, facilitates communication with teachers, and maintains the Student Research Portal. Jessie also manages the organization’s social media platforms. She earned her undergraduate degree in History, English, and Classical Humanities with an Emphasis in Greek from William Jewell College in 2016. Prior to One World, Jessie taught preschool and interned with the Southern Missouri branch of Child Care Aware.

Megan Linehan, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Megan Linehan

Megan leads curriculum development and instructional support at One World. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Ithaca College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California. After teaching overseas in Namibia and Panama, Megan moved to DC where she has taught high school history and adult ESL. Megan also worked at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History to develop teaching resources to support National Youth Summit programming.

Dave McGloin, Director of Communications and Development
Dave McGloin

Dave is the One World’s lead researcher and directs the organization’s communications and development strategy. Prior to joining One World Education, Dave worked for a number of edtech startups as well as started the annual Read Across America celebration of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Earlier in his career, he won an Emmy as one of the producers of the CBS News Special, The Killing Fields of America. Dave holds a masters degree from Columbia University’s school of journalism and a B.A. degree from Princeton University.

Leith Mondry, Director of Operations
Leith Mondry

Leith oversees the daily operations of the organization, including development of financial management strategy and contributing to the development and execution of the organization’s strategic goals. Her career path has ranged from direct social work to research and website management to editing a parenting website. Leith earned an AB in Sociology from Bryn Mawr College and an MSW from SUNY Stony Brook, School of Social Welfare.

Desiree Raught, Academy Program Director

Desiree works alongside some of the best teachers in the district to implement our rigorous, student-centered curriculum. She is an award-winning educator, writer, activist, and advocate for LGBT youth. She was named Educator of the Year by the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network and received the Next Generation Leadership Award by Metro Weekly Magazine. She sponsors the Gay Straight Alliance at her school and serves as DCPS's LGBT liaison, partnering with other school leaders to bring awareness and support to DC's LGBTQ population. Desiree currently composes curricular resources and infuses technology through the Curricular Innovations fellowship, and is a winner of theTeach for America Alumni Excellence Award in Teaching.