Head of Partnerships & Community
Arielle Rittvo Kinder leads Transcend's Strategic Partnership and Community efforts. Prior to joining Transcend she spent two decades working in the charter and philanthropic sectors to support the launch of new and innovative school models. Arielle began her work in public education in 1999 as a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. She went on to work at Open Society Foundation supporting public fund development for out of school time. Arielle joined KIPP Southern California in 2006 as the founding Chief Operations Officer. She worked to grow the region from two to seven schools leading talent human resources compliance technology and site operations functions. In 2011 Arielle joined Rocketship Education as the VP of Strategy and Operations. There she was responsible for leading the growth to new regions and developing their replication strategies and structures.Arielle left the charter sector in 2013 and began working in philanthropy. She started as a consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supporting the launch of their Next Gen Systems Initiative.In 2013 Arielle joined NewSchools Venture Fund as a Partner on the Innovative Schools team. At NewSchools she was responsible for leading the design and implementation of their new school and redesign effort efforts. Arielle received her BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. She lives in Austin Texas with her husband and son.