Elise Franchino is an intern on the Early & Elementary Education team.
Before joining New America in January 2019, Franchino was an early childhood educator. Over eight years, Franchino taught Head Start, RTI, preschool, and kindergarten in urban public schools and child care centers in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Inspired to impact change in the educational system, she moved to Washington, DC to pursue policy. Since making the transition, she completed an internship in Save the Children’s early childhood development team and a fellowship with Learn Together, Live Together, working on issues of school diversity.
Franchino holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in TESOL literacy from Wilmington University.