FIS Welcomes Savannah Campbell and Olga Corona De La Cruz

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Families In Schools is delighted to welcome two new members to the FIS team, Savannah Campbell and Olga Corona De La Cruz. Savannah joins us as Senior Director, Development & Communications, and Olga will lead Read LA! as Senior Campaign Director.

“We are excited to have Savannah and Olga join our team,” said Yolie Flores, President & CEO of Families In Schools. “These outstanding leaders bring a deep commitment to family and community engagement, to building parent power, and to closing gaps for students from low-income communities and students living in poverty.”

“We are building an impressive team that will help us achieve our three strategic pillars of success: building engagement capacity, activating coalitions, and elevating family voice,” added Chief of Staff Jessie Cuadra. “Savannah will lead efforts that strengthen our capacity to serve our community well, while Olga will help build and lead Read LA!, a campaign that works to ensure that every Los Angeles student can read and thrive.”

Savannah Campbell

Savannah (she/her) comes to Families In Schools with a wealth of experience in fundraising, marketing, and advocating for educational equity. Most recently, Savannah was the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Development at Teach for America ‒ Northern California, where she led all marketing and communications strategies and advised on all other external messaging. Before her work at Teach For America, Savannah was a mathematics teacher in West Contra Costa Unified School District and has served as a fellow at EdVoice, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the UN’s International Labor Organization. She is passionate about FIS’s mission, and holds an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. 

Olga Corona De La Cruz, MPA

Olga is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants. From a young age, Olga’s parents instilled in her the value of education, given that they did not have the opportunity to attain one themselves. As a result, Olga developed a passion for working in the community with organizers, leaders, and educators to ensure students have access to quality education and resources. She brings over 15 years of experience in education and nonprofit management to her role as Senior Campaign Director at Families In Schools. With a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Los Angeles and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, Olga has demonstrated exceptional commitment and expertise in public administration and community leadership. Her innovative approach and commitment to equity have significantly impacted the organizations she has worked with. At Families In Schools, she aims to advocate for and implement programs that support educational success, community well-being, and parent engagement.  

Gracias, Mom y Pops.