Executive Director

Kate Nicol has been central to the Vincent Academy charter effort from the beginning of the project.  She served as lead designer of the academic program,  served as the Head of School for three years and is now currently enjoying her role as Executive Director.  Previous to this post, Ms. Nicol served as the Alameda County Regional Director for the California Charter Schools Association, where she worked at a systems-level to support and advocate for the fifty charter schools in the region.  In prior years, Ms. Nicol received leadership training through the prestigious New Leaders for New Schools and served as an elementary school principal in Oakland. She also taught in Philadelphia and San Leandro.  Ms. Nicol holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Toxicology from UC Davis, a master's degree in Instruction from Drexel University and California Teaching and Administrative Credentials.  Kate Nicol can be reached via email at info@vincentacademy.org.

Head of School

Drew Sarratore is thrilled to lead the Vincent Academy school team and take up the challenge to ensure that VA scholars receive a rich and well-rounded education that prepares them to thrive in the world of the 21st Century.  Most recently, Mr. Sarratore served as Principal of Rocketship Los Suenos, one of the Rocketship Network schools in San Jose where he worked successfully to increase achievement outcomes for students, expand enrichment opportunities and raise attendance and family participation rates.  Prior to working at Rocketship, Mr. Sarratore served as an Instructional Reform Facilitator in San Francisco and was a Teach for America Corps Member teacher and dean of students in South Los Angeles.  Mr. Sarratore holds a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University, a master's degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University and California Teaching and Administrative Credentials.  Drew Sarratore can be reached via email at info@vincentacademy.org.