Foundation for Portland Public Schools Staff

Andrea Weisman Summers

Executive Director

Andi became the Executive Director of the Foundation for Portland Public Schools in April 2020. She started her career as a teacher, teaching elementary school for 10 years in Maine, Costa Rica, and Peru. She also worked as an accredited representative at the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP) for over six years.

Most recently, Andi worked at the Great Schools Partnership as the Co-director of Coaching and as a community engagement and public school improvement coach in school districts around the U.S. Andi received a bachelor‘s degree in cultural anthropology from Brown University and a master’s degree in education from University of Southern Maine.

Jeanine Bischoff

Advancement Coordinator

Jeanine brought her skills as a nonprofit administrator and coordinator to the Foundation for Portland Public Schools in October 2019. She has worked for Sierra Club Maine and helped run Farm Camp in Camp Elizabeth, an environmental education business shared with another family. 

Married to a Portland elementary school teacher, she has two sons who have attended the East End Community School, King Middle School, and Portland High School.

She graduated from Antioch College with a bachelor‘s degree in English and from San Francisco State University with a master’s degree in American Literature. She lives in Portland with her family.

Margo Mallar

Development and Alumni Coordinator

Margo Mallar a long-time resident of Munjoy Hill, now lives on Peaks Island with two teens who attend Portland High School. 

She brings years of teaching experience in the US and overseas. Most recently, she’s worked in development and communications for the Insight Meditation Society, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the BESS Family Foundation. 

Margo hosts an interview program on WMPG radio and has been working with USM staff on an interdisciplinary project to deepen emotional fluency.