Our Board of Trustees is passionate about creating a better educational experience.
Jessica 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 is an award-winning channel program architect, author, speaker and sits on several leadership boards in her industry. She holds a BS from the University of New Hampshire. 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 Executive Officer.
Jada is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire and received her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2021. As a School Social Worker Jada works with children and families to provide resources for mental health, food scarcity, housing concerns and parenting support.
Jada came to Kreiva as a community member interested in supporting the efforts of charter school education here in Manchester. She brings with her over 13 years of commitment to her community serving as a current member of M.I.A.S.P., a previous Cub Master for Boy Scouts and as the team mom of wrestling, baseball, and football.
Kara 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 10 years ago. Kara currently works as an a parent educator with parents of children in foster care. 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 a great support to our board by bringing both necessary skills and a drive to help our school continue to grow and thrive.
Lleij is an Associate Professor of TESOL at Southern New Hampshire University, where he is currently the chair of the Institute for Language Education. Lleij has over 20 years experience in the field of English as a Second Language and has taught in both K-12 and higher education in both the United States and Thailand. He possesses a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching (English and ESL) and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of New Hampshire.
Involved in the initial planning of Kreiva Academy, he had to step away when pursuing his doctorate. After his daughter enrolled in Kreiva three years ago, he had the opportunity to once again become involved with the school and has been an interim board member since January 2023.
Duncan 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.