Our Board of Trustees is passionate about creating a better educational experience.

Jessica Baker

Jessica Baker

Board Chairperson

Jessica Baker is the Chief Program Officer for AchieveUnite, a consultancy organization focused on performance partnering, strategy, partner program and education.  Jessica is a seasoned Channel expert with over 20 years of experience working with hardware and software vendors to help them win with solid channel strategies. Prior to joining the AchieveUnite team, she held leadership positions at Progress Software, Compuware, Signiant and Softek.

 

Jessica has received many honors from her time in the channel.  She was recognized as one of the 2012 People You Don’t Know But Should by The Channel Company’s CRN magazine, as 2011- 2015 Women of the Channel by CRN magazine and awarded a 5- Star Program distinction 4 times by CRN magazine.   She sits on several channel leadership boards and regularly writes for her blog and is a contributing author for many channel publications.

 

Jessica is also the proud mother of a Kreiva student and is actively involved in the Hooksett BSA organization where she currently serves as the Fundraiser Chair.  

Jada Tessier

Jada Tessier

Trustee

Kara Hewett

Kara Hewett

Board Secretary

Kara Hewett is a Co-Founder of Kreiva Academy and brings with her the experience of that process along with passion and knowledge of the schools’ missions and vision. Kara became an active supporter of choice in education and the Public Charter School movement when her oldest child was entering school 8 years ago. Kara currently works as an Administrative Assistant in a public school.  She, also, currently has 2 children in local Charter Schools and 2 children who attend district school.  Her professional and educational background in accounting and finance combined with her passion for helping others and serving her community has made her of great support to our board by bringing both necessary skills and a drive to help our school continue to grow and thrive.

Duncan Rae

Duncan Rae

Board Treasurer

Duncan Rae is a Senior Accountant for Nathan Wechsler & Company. A New Hampshire native, Duncan is passionate about helping others, especially non-profits. Through his work, he has assisted many New Hampshire Charter Schools. Duncan gravitated towards Kreiva Academy because of our project-based model of learning. One of his favorite experiences was attending the 2022 Kreiva Graduation and seeing the pure excitement on the students' faces when they received their diplomas, especially after hearing about the hardships they overcame to meet their goals. 


Duncan received his Master's from Southern New Hampshire University in Professional Accountancy in August 2020 and his Certified Public Accounting License in December 2021. Duncan looks forward to continuing to help Kreiva grow and adapt.