Attorney Rhonda Brownstein joins the Education Law Center on June 4 as new Executive Director of the 35-year-old non-profit organization. She is the former legal director for the Southern Poverty Law Center, and collaborated with the Education Law Center while there. She was lead and co-counsel in many complex class action federal and state lawsuits on behalf of public schools students, abused workers, immigrants, prisoners and children in the criminal justice system. Brownstein is a Philadelphia native, growing up in the Northeast where she attended local public schools, graduating from Northeast High School. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and received her Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law. ELC’s long-time leaders — Janet Stotland and Len Rieser — look forward to continuing to support the work of the organization.