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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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: Schools

Jason Swanson

Director of Strategic Foresight


Vicki Tallarigo

Manager of Business Operations


Eric Toshalis, EdD

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives

Teams: Strategy

Abby Townsend

Administrative Assistant of Operations


Rachel Wells

Senior Project Manager of State Implementation

Teams: Strategy

Kate Westrich

Vice President of Marketing and Communications


Matt Williams

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer


Rebecca E. Wolfe, PhD

Vice President of Impact and Improvement


Syd Young

Director of Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools