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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Sean Andres

Manager, Marketing and Communications


Mike Ball

Executive Assistant, Strategy and Programs


Holly A. Brinkman

Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Finance


Charlie Brown

Director of Systems Transformation

Teams: Policy

Drake Bryan

Director, Continuous Improvement


Patty Casey

Senior Manager, Office of the President


Rasheda Cromwell

Senior Program Manager, Impact and Improvement


Amber Decker, EdD

Director, Strategic Partnerships


Michael DiMaggio

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Development


Abbie Forbus Everett

Director, Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Rolando Fernando

Director, Impact and Improvement


Todd Garvin

Senior Creative Services Manager


Amanda Goldsmith

Director, Talent Management


Laura Hilger

Director, Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Sarah Jenkins

Director of Policy Research and Strategic Initiatives

Teams: Policy

Robin Kanaan

Director, Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Katie King

Director, Strategic Foresight Engagement


Jillian Kuhlmann

Senior Manager, Communications


Lauren McCauley

Senior Director, Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools