Rachel Romano
Founder & Executive Director

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.

Amy Clark
Executive Principal

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.

Jonathan Swan

Director of School Supports

Lynne Mills

Director of Business Management

Nicole Gauthier

Director of Special Projects

Shannon Langone

Director of Talent


Middle School Leadership Team

TJ Hebert

Assistant Principal, Middle School

Kara Wilkes

Director of Operations, Middle School

William Davis

Director of Culture, Middle School

Charmayne Wright

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Middle School

Lucille Germain

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Middle School

Yamil Maldonado

Instructional Coach

Kali Cochran

Instructional Coach

Tia Cardaropoli

Special Education Coordinator, Middle School

High School Leadership Team

Kori Alston

School Director, High School

Shirley Amunya

Director of Operations, High School

Lily Newman

Director of Early College


Board of Trustees

Xiomara DeLobato

Board Member

Lisa Doherty

Board Member

Ann Errichetti

Board Chair

Denise Ford


Michael Freeman

Board Member

David Fuller

Board Member

Dale Janes

Board Member

Matthew Landon


Robert Martin

Vice Chair

Terry Maxey

Board Member

Aaron Mendelson

Board Member

Rebecca Sela

Board Member


College and Career Advisory Board (CCAB)

Peter Blain

Baystate Health, Inc.

Bob Bolduc

Pride Stores

Neal Creeden

The Dennis Group

David Cruise


Michael Freeman

Veritas Board Member, Westfield State University

Karen Wilson Furst

Momentum Group

Robert Martin

Veritas Board Member

Thomas Moran

Former Veritas Board Member, Governance Committee Member

Rachel Rubinstein

Springfield College

Susanne Swanker

American International College

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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.