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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Anne Olson

Director of State Advocacy

Teams: Policy

Lillian Pace

Vice President of Policy and Advocacy


Rita Pello

Manager of Communications


Lori Phillips

Director of Teaching and Learning

Teams: Schools

Karla Phillips-Krivickas

Senior Advisor of Policy and Advocacy

Teams: Policy

Katherine Prince

Vice President of Strategic Foresight


Maria Romero

Senior Manager of Strategic Foresight


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 Impact

Teams: Strategy

Abby Townsend

Administrative Assistant of Operations


Rachel Wells

Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Development Manager


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