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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

Manager of Partner Relations, StrivePartnership


Holly A. Brinkman

Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Finance


Drake Bryan

Senior Manager, Business Intelligence


Patty Casey

Senior Manager, Executive Services


Rasheda Cromwell

Senior Program Manager, Impact and Improvement


Amber Decker, EdD

Senior Manager, Strategy and Grant Development


Michael DiMaggio

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Development


Carolyn Eastman

Director, School Development

Teams: Schools

Abbie Forbus Everett

Director, Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Rolando Fernando

Director, Impact and Improvement


Todd Garvin

Senior Creative Services Manager


Heather Gerker

Manager for Early Learning Success, StrivePartnership


Amanda Goldsmith

Director, Talent Management


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

Robin Kanaan

Director, Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools