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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Sarah Jenkins

Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy Operations

Teams: Policy

Deion A. Jordan

Director of Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Robin Kanaan

Director of Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Katie King

Director of Strategic Foresight Engagement


Jillian Kuhlmann

Senior Manager of Communications


Daniel Lukac

Senior Director of Information Technology


Lauren McCauley

Senior Director of Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Brandon T. Moore

Senior Director of Advocacy

Teams: Policy

Dereck Norville-Bowie

Director of Impact and Improvement


Anne Olson

Director of State Advocacy

Teams: Policy

Lillian Pace

Vice President of Policy and Advocacy


Lori Phillips

Director of Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Katherine Prince

Vice President of Strategic Foresight


Anna Russo

Director of Community Futures


Gregory Seaton

Senior Director of Impact and Improvement


Emily Smith

Director of Network Advancement

Teams: Strategy

Jason Swanson

Director of Strategic Foresight


Vicki Tallarigo

Manager of Business Operations


Shelby Taylor

Director of Marketing and Communications


Eric Toshalis, EdD

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives

Teams: Strategy

Abby Townsend

Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Development


Rachel Wells

Senior Project Manager of State Implementation

Teams: Strategy