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Dorothy Moulthrop, Ph.D.

Dorothy Moulthrop, Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Dorothy Moulthrop is the Chief Executive Officer of Open Doors Academy, a nonprofit organization that provides afterschool, summer, student travel, and family programs to thousands of K-12 scholars in Northeast Ohio and across the state. She provides the vision and strategy that guide ODA’s network of campuses and oversees the Center for Out-of-School Advancement, a specialized team who supports over 200 afterschool programs across the state and indirectly impacts over... Read more

Dorothy Moulthrop is the Chief Executive Officer of Open Doors Academy, a nonprofit organization that provides afterschool, summer, student travel, and family programs to thousands of K-12 scholars in Northeast Ohio and across the state. She provides the vision and strategy that guide ODA’s network of campuses and oversees the Center for Out-of-School Advancement, a specialized team who supports over 200 afterschool programs across the state and indirectly impacts over 40,000 students.

Dr. Moulthrop earned her doctoral degree in education policy and leadership at The Ohio State University. Her research focuses on the intersection of policy and practice in educational excellence and equity. She is an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University where she teaches classes for the Center for Educational Leadership. Dorothy previously worked as an education consultant, enabling schools, districts, institutions, and educational leaders to succeed at the highest levels. Prior roles include Director of Curriculum and Faculty Development at Hawken School, and English teacher at Shaker Heights High School and San Lorenzo High School in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BA from Northwestern University in Comparative Literature and Italian, and a MA from Ursuline College.

Dorothy is active in the local community and serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors of Beaumont School, her alma mater, in Cleveland Heights. Dr. Moulthrop and her husband, Dan, have three children who keep them on their toes: Nico (17), Elisa (15), and Gabriel (13). They live in Shaker Heights and spend most of their time cooking, eating, and vying for the attention of Lulu, their pandemic puppy.

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Meghan Richards

Meghan Richards

Senior Director of Advancement

Meghan Richards joined ODA as the Senior Director of Advancement in 2023.  Meg’s work experience until now has been in the private sector where she built a well-rounded foundation in the manufacturing industry holding positions with increasing scope and responsibility in operations, sales, and customer service. Since Meg has long had an interest in children’s literacy, she was excited to enter the nonprofit arena and become part of the ODA team. Meg... Read more

Meghan Richards joined ODA as the Senior Director of Advancement in 2023.  Meg’s work experience until now has been in the private sector where she built a well-rounded foundation in the manufacturing industry holding positions with increasing scope and responsibility in operations, sales, and customer service. Since Meg has long had an interest in children’s literacy, she was excited to enter the nonprofit arena and become part of the ODA team.

Meg moved to the Cleveland area for college and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Akron.  Her work opportunities have also taken her to Kansas and New Mexico.  Her and her husband’s return to Ohio in 2018 has proven to be a wonderful experience for their three children: Raziel (20), Gavin (18) and Digamo (17). After much enjoyment of watching their children compete in various sports and grow into adulthood, Meg is excited to spend more time traveling and volunteering.

Always an avid reader, Meg’s biggest passion is making sure that every child has access to books in their home. Over the past 25 years, she has volunteered with various organizations in three different states to provide books for children.

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(216) 229-1900

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Kristal Funk

COSA Consultant

Kristal is a data-driven teacher, instructional coach, school leader, and lifelong learner with experience in international multilingual schools and U.S. public schools. She has a Bachelor's of Science in middle grades math, social studies, and reading with a dual Master's of Education In Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction. Kristal is fiercely passionate about educational equity and bringing joy to classrooms for ALL students. She believes strongly in reforming systems... Read more

Kristal is a data-driven teacher, instructional coach, school leader, and lifelong learner with experience in international multilingual schools and U.S. public schools. She has a Bachelor's of Science in middle grades math, social studies, and reading with a dual Master's of Education In Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction. Kristal is fiercely passionate about educational equity and bringing joy to classrooms for ALL students. She believes strongly in reforming systems to teach, value and affirm the unique identities of students and communities they serve.

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