Staff & Leadership
Chris Whitaker, Executive Director
Christopher Whitaker is Executive Director of All The Way Up Adult Education Center, having been previously hired as Startup Manager in 2015. Chris’ experience as a program director in mission and outreach roles serves ATWU’s vision of creating greater community outreach, visibility, and access to education for the underserved populations of Newark. Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from McKendree University and a master’s degree from Drew University.
Christopher Jennings, Program Director
Christopher Jennings, Program Director, began as a volunteer, setting up technology for the original classroom. His 15 years of experience in nonprofit program growth and development are assets he brings to ATWU. In addition to program management, Christopher also works with the staff and board on development, volunteer recruitment and training, visioning and strategic planning, and marketing and publicity. Christopher holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and a master’s degree from Yale University.
Stacy Bevill, Classroom Instructor
Stacy joined All The Way Up in February 2020 to help teach and develop curriculum for our new Maplewood night class. She is passionate about teaching people of all ages, especially in Math and Science.
Joan Eilbott, Nonprofit Management Consultant
Joan Eilbott is ATWU’s nonprofit management consultant and works closely with the directors on visioning, process improvement, achieving long-term metric gains, and nonprofit effectiveness. She holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from N.Y.U., an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Stanford.
Adele Haley, ESL Coordinator
Adele Haley is ATWU’s ESL (English as a Second Language) coordinator. She develops curriculum and manages students and volunteers for ATWU’s ESL Program. She is retired professional from management and finance industries and has a great passion for helping ESL students succeed as they gain new English language skills that become immediately relevant for them and their families.
Joesph Snyder, Classroom Instructor
Joe Snyder is the classroom instructor for All The Way Up's GED and Adult Basic Education Students. He develops a broad curriculum across the five subject areas covered on the GED exam (math, reading, writing, science, and social studies), and works with the directors to insure personalized education is a vital part of every student’s experience at ATWU. He is a writer and scholar pursuing a Ph.D. at Princeton University in Medieval Technology.
Bob Solon, Finance Manager
Bob is a dedicated volunteer with an MBA who is dedicated to the mission of All The Way Up and its work in the world.