Founder & CEO
Compelled by the need to address the chronic challenges of the city’s middle schools, Rachel Romano founded Veritas Prep Charter School in 2012. Prior to founding Veritas Prep, Ms. Romano was the principal and executive director of the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter School, where she led the school to achieve consistent gains in student achievement and increased enrollment by 62%.
A certified principal and English teacher in Massachusetts, Ms. Romano spent six years working in Springfield Public Schools as a teacher and school leader. She earned a B.S. in journalism from Syracuse University and an M.Ed. in education administration from the University of Massachusetts. Ms. Romano was a 2010 Fellow with Building Excellent Schools.
Chief Academic Officer
Amy Clark joined the Veritas Prep team in 2012 as the founding math teacher. She became the school’s first assistant principal in 2015 before taking the helm as principal in 2018. She now leads both the middle and high school campuses as executive principal.
As a teacher, Mrs. Clark increased proficiency rates of her scholars by more than 30% and, under her leadership, the school reduced suspension rates by more than 60%. She is a graduate of Bryant University with a degree in marketing and management, and served as a former Teach For America corps member in Detroit, Michigan.
Director of Student Services
Director of Business Management
Director of Special Projects
Director of Talent
Middle School Leadership Team
Principal, Middle School
Director of Operations, Middle School
Director of Culture, Middle School
Assistant Principal, Middle School
Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Middle School
Special Education Coordinator, Middle School
High School Leadership Team
Principal, High School
Director of Operations, High School
Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
Student Support Coordinator
Board of Trustees
College and Career Advisory Board (CCAB)
Baystate Health, Inc.
The Dennis Group
Veritas Board Member, Westfield State University
Karen Wilson Furst
Veritas Board Member
Former Veritas Board Member, Governance Committee Member
American International College
Veritas Prep is a tuition-free, nonselective public charter school. Any student in Springfield can apply to Veritas Prep’s middle school and high school. Students are chosen via a lottery process held each year.