Lauren McCauley joins KnowledgeWorks as Senior Director of Teaching and Learning


CINCINNATI – Lauren McCauley has joined KnowledgeWorks to direct the national education foundation’s efforts to maintain and expand state- and district-level personalized learning programs.

As Senior KnowledgeWorks Director of Teaching and Learning, McCauley will provide leadership for the delivery of content to district- and state-level partners, offering day-to-day direction and guidance to teaching and learning directors and consultant coaching teams.

McCauley was team lead in the South Carolina Department of Education’s Office of Personalized Learning, where she and her colleagues successfully partnered with over 65 percent of the state’s school districts, as 52 of 79 districts opted into personalized, competency-based learning.

She spent four years with the US Department of Education serving as an education specialist managing multi-million dollar grants, and as assistant director of Charleston County, S.C. School District’s department of personalized learning.

“Lauren’s experience not just at the local and state level but also the national level is a tremendous asset. The work she has led at the South Carolina education department is a terrific example of what’s possible to achieve in states throughout the country,” KnowledgeWorks Chief Learning Officer Virgel Hammonds said.

KnowledgeWorks is actively engaged in state-level personalized learning partnerships in Arizona, North Dakota, Ohio and South Carolina and is moving forward with state-level work in Michigan, Connecticut and Minnesota.

About KnowledgeWorks

KnowledgeWorks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing personalized learning that empowers all students to take ownership of their success.

With more than 50 professionals working in 11 states, KnowledgeWorks is uniquely positioned to transform cradle to career education because we’re the only organization that simultaneously engages in strategic forecasting, governmental advocacy and working directly with schools. Throughout our 20-year history, we’ve been passionate about collaborating to create a system-wide approach that grows and sustains student-centered practices – all to equip learners for career and life success.

Through customized professional development, in-depth research such as forecasts on the future of learning and federal education policy guidance and state-level ESSA implementation support, KnowledgeWorks has created opportunities for more than 135,000 students in 20 states through competency-based learning and early