The Founders

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Founder & Executive Director

Andrew Foglia is the Founder and Executive Director of BOLD Charter School. Mr. Foglia’s commitment to educational equity began during his tenure with Teach For America, during which he taught middle school math and science in Newark, NJ. After Teach For America, Mr. Foglia joined Success Academy Charter Schools, one of the highest-performing charter school networks across the country, where he was both a teacher and school leader. Mr. Foglia is dedicated to increasing access to world-class schools for all children, and leads BOLD in service of that mission.  Mr. Foglia earned a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Masters in Education from Harvard University.


Leanna Dunsmore

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Leanna Dunsmore is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at BOLD Charter School.  Ms. Dunsmore’s passion for teaching began at Success Academy Charter Schools, where she spent several years as the Special Education teacher in an ICT classroom before transitioning into an Instructional Coach role at Harlem Village Academies.  Through Ms. Dunsmore’s experience of upholding high academic expectations while adapting instruction to meet the unique needs of every student, she determined that when provided with individualized supports, all children can and will succeed.  Ms. Dunsmore is thrilled to join a team of educators who are committed to excellence and believe all children are capable of greatness.  Ms. Dunsmore earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University and a Masters in Childhood Education and Special Education from Touro College Graduate School of Education.


Linnea Abeyta

Director of Operations

Linnea Abeyta is the Director of Operations at BOLD Charter School. Ms. Abeyta's commitment to operational excellence began at Harlem Village Academies, where she grew in her leadership role from Operations Manager to Director of Operations. Ms. Abeyta firmly believes that operational and academic excellence go hand in hand. She is excited to join the BOLD team and support our teachers in providing the highest level of instruction for our students through seamless operations. Ms. Abeyta earned a Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University.