Olga Baranenko

Operations Manager

Olga was born in the Ukraine. She immigrated to the United States as a child with her parents and her younger sister. Olga was raised in North Providence, Rhode Island, where she attended public schools. Her immigrant parents emphasized the importance of education and the impact it would make on her future. She attended Northeastern University and earned her B.S. in Political Science. During her young adulthood, Olga developed her passion for young adult education, primarily through her experience working with young Hispanic and Haitian immigrants in the Boston community. During her last year at the university, she met her now husband, Carlos. Olga is the mother of two children, Liliana (a Croft student) and Nikolas. She and her husband have made sure to raise their children in an educationally stimulating environment, embracing cultural diversity and foreign language. Olga has devoted most of her career working in education, teaching English as a second language and supporting self-sufficiency with adults, tutoring in traditionally underserved communities, and most recently at a charter school in Providence. Olga believes that education can act as a passage to freedom and an expansion of opportunities. When she’s not working, Olga enjoys traveling with her family, learning about new cultures, trying new foods, going to the theater, dancing, and curling up with a good book! Olga is grateful to have to opportunity to take part of the community at The Croft School and is especially happy to work with a dynamic team of teachers, parents, and students!