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Behind our nearly 20 years of experience exploring the future of learning and partnering with schools and state and federal policymakers is a passionate team that believes in working together to create a system-wide approach to grow and sustain student-centered practices.

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Mike Ball

Executive Assistant, Strategy and Programs

Sherri Boone

Executive Assistant and Coordinator, StrivePartnership

Holly A. Brinkman

Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Finance

Drake Bryan

Senior Manager, Business Intelligence

Amber Decker, EdD

Senior Manager, Strategy and Grant Development

Michael DiMaggio

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Development

Carolyn Eastman

Director, School Development

Teams: Schools

Rolando Fernando

Senior Manager of Research and Evaluation, StrivePartnership

Abbie Forbus

Director, Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Todd Garvin

Senior Creative Services Manager

Heather Gerker

Manager for Early Learning Success, StrivePartnership

Amanda Goldsmith

Accountant and Payroll Administrator

Whayne Herriford

Senior Director, Talent Management

Laura Hilger

Director, Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Danielle Hoffman

Senior Data Analyst, StrivePartnership

Marina Hopkins

Director of Operations, StrivePartnership

Sarah Jenkins

Director of Policy Research and Strategic Initiatives

Teams: Policy