Our Team

We know success. Our founding organizational staff includes a group of experienced and successful leaders of the U.S. education reform movement.


Co-Founder & Interim Executive Director

Sunita is the Co-Founder and Interim Executive Director of 1 World. Prior to founding 1 World, Sunita was the Director of Special Projects for the KIPP Foundation. Sunita was also the Chief of Staff at KIPP Houston and Managing Director of People Strategy & Organizational Learning at Excel Academy Charter Schools. Sunita has a Bachelor’s Degree from Rhodes College and a Master’s in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Contact info: sarora@1worldschools.org


Chief Academic Officer, Mexico

Colin is the Chief Academic Officer for the growing network of 1 World Schools in Mexico. In his current role he supports the scaling up of great schools across Mexico by directing all leadership training and support. Prior to this role, he worked for 10 years with KIPP, founding a total of four KIPP schools in Houston and New Orleans. In his first year teaching, Colin was part of the team that founded NOW College Prep in Houston, a K-8 school chartered for Katrina evacuees. After completing the Fisher Fellowship, Colin was the founding school leader at KIPP Leadership Primary for 5 years. Colin has led schools as a principal and assistant principal, and has taught in grades pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Contact info: csmith@1worldschools.org


Leadership Coach & Strategic Support

Josh is 1 World’s Leadership Coach and Strategic Support. A significant portion of his time is spent directly supporting our Israeli partner, YEDA, and their two schools. Prior to joining 1 World Josh was the Superintendent of KIPP NYC. Josh was also a Teach For America corps member in NYC, a founding teacher at the original KIPP school in NYC, the founding principal of KIPP Academy Lynn and the Executive Director of KIPP Massachusetts. Josh has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Education from National Louis University. Contact info: jzoia@1worldschools.org