Our Team

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, Office of the President

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

Jeffrey Gaver

Manager, Research and Impact, StrivePartnership

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