Gabriel Lucas


At his core, Gabe is a dedicated project manager who cares deeply about process and results.  For Gabe, every need to hire is an opportunity to strategize, plan, pivot, and finally execute.  Gabe has been evaluating and hiring talent for decades in countless arenas and modalities: for-profit and nonprofit, governance and operational, full-time and interim, among many others.  Gabe is the co-founder of ATLIS, the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools, which is a professional association to help identify and support both emerging and experienced leaders.

Gabe graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical and Computational Science, UC Berkeley with a Master's degree in Information Management and Systems, and San Francisco State with a Master's degree in Mathematics. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three wonderful children.

Meet the Team

Helping find the right person for the right job is our specialty. Our team cares about our clients and takes pride in helping them hire the best technology leaders in the industry.

Micaela Andres

Senior Associate
Micaela is a passionate and creative member of the 12M and Ed Tech Recruiting team. Micaela graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems Management. Since 2018, Micaela has been a devoted team player in all phases of the 12M and Ed Tech Recruiting process. As a senior associate, she works closely with candidates and clients to design unique, visually-spectacular opportunity statements, outlines prospecting strategies, screens candidates, conducts reference calls, and edits eye-catching social media posts and hiring announcements. Presently, Micaela is continuing her education in the area of UX/UI and graphic design. Outside of the workday, Micaela loves playing with her two dogs, spending quality time with her fiancé, and reading thriller novels.

Sarah Murphy

Search Consultant
Sarah Murphy describes herself as a lifelong learner. Sarah graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy. Prior to joining the 12M and Ed Tech Recruiting team in 2022, Sarah brought her analytical skills to independent schools, where she served in various operational and administrative support roles. Upon joining the 12M and Ed Tech Recruiting team, Sarah leaned into her passion for developing search strategy, as well as her desire to thoughtfully engage with clients in the discovery phase of a search. Additionally, Sarah helps to create position statements for each client, and feels inspired by learning about each organization's unique approach to leadership hiring. Presently, Sarah is pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Southern California, with a focus in organizational psychology and assessments. In her free time, she enjoys visiting national parks, listening to science podcasts, and learning about natural history.

Marissa Premenko

Administrative Assistant and Project Support Specialist
Marissa has been an enthusiastic and valued member of the 12M and Ed Tech Recruiting team since 2020. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Adolescence Development, with a concentration in School Age Child and Family. Marissa embodies what it means to be a “behind the scenes” master, and is responsible for crucial administrative tasks such as conducting early-stage calls with clients and candidates, prospecting for potential candidates, and scheduling regular social media posts, weekly newsletters, and hiring announcements. In the future, Marissa aims to continue focusing on her administrative and organizational skills and take on a project management role. In her spare time, Marissa enjoys taking trips to Disneyland, spending time with family and friends, and exploring escape rooms around the Bay Area.

Diane Rosenberg

Diane Rosenberg, former head of Nueva School from 2001 to 2020, has been involved in leadership hiring for nearly 40 years. During her tenure at Nueva, enrollment grew from 317 to 950, and Nueva realized its long-held dream of opening an upper school to serve students in grades 9–12. Nueva continued to build upon its distinctive social-emotional learning programs and created a distinctive design thinking and engineering program for K–12 students through its own I-Lab and in collaboration with Stanford University’s Institute of Design. At 12M Recruiting, Diane supports searches both as a consultant to clients as well as a screener to candidates.  Diane brings a thoughtful, insightful, and strategic lens to hiring and talent acquisition.

Aaron Griffin

Aaron Griffin is a recruiter with a deep background in technology, innovation, and educational leadership.  As a former middle school science teacher, elementary principal, director of technology, and now associate head of school, he has always been passionate about moving schools forward and being innovative.  Aaron has mentored and coached many aspiring leaders and well-established leaders to fine-tune their craft and think differently.  He has presented on topics related to educational technology and leadership at many national and local conferences.  Aaron graduated from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and from Aurora University with a master’s degree in educational leadership.  He currently serves on the Georgia Educational Technology Consortium Board and is the associate director of the Georgia Educational Technology Competition Steering Committee.  Aaron lives in the Atlanta area with his wife and four children.

Miloni Gandhi

Miloni Gandhi has worked with the 12M and Ed Tech recruiting teams since 2019, providing insight across several areas of the search process: prospectus creation, search strategy, lead generation, and relationship building. Miloni is a quadruple UCLA Bruin (BA x 2 ’02, MA ’05, PhD ’10) and a 20 year veteran of the education industry with industry specializations in workforce development, higher education and international education.  Miloni is an active member of organizations such as NAFSA, AERA, and CCCAOE and has presented both regionally and internationally. She specializes regionally in California, the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. She is a connector, LinkedIn enthusiast, and avid world traveler - and has visited all 7 continents.

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