Our Team

Behind our 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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Jon Alfuth

Director of State Policy

Teams: Policy

Sean Andres

Manager of Marketing and Communications


Mike Ball

Executive Assistant for Strategy and Programs


Holly A. Brinkman

Interim CEO and President, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Finance


Julianna Charles Brown

Director of Systems Transformation

Teams: Policy

Drake Bryan

Director of Continuous Improvement


Patty Casey

Senior Manager of the Office of the President


Amber Decker, EdD

Director of Strategic Partnerships


Michael DiMaggio

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Development


Colmon Elridge

Senior Director of Strategy, Equity and Inclusion


Abbie Forbus Everett

Director of Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Rolando Fernando

Director of Impact and Improvement


Todd Garvin

Creative Director


Kevin Harrison

Policy and Advocacy Project Manager

Teams: Policy

Laura Hilger

Director of Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Sarah Jenkins

Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy Operations

Teams: Policy

Robin Kanaan

Director of Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Katie King

Director of Strategic Foresight Engagement


Jillian Kuhlmann

Senior Manager of Communications


Lauren McCauley

Senior Director of Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Stephen Myers

Senior Director of Information Technology