Big thinkers. Innovators. Educators. Connectors. Committed to collaborating with school systems and communities to realize the power and promise of 21st century learning for every student. These are our leaders—passionate people, experts in their respective fields. 

Executive Cabinet

Paul Cynkar
Chief Operating Officer
Karen Garza, PhD
President and CEO
Donna Davis
Chief Financial Officer
John Hussey
Tony Bagshaw
Chief Improvement Officer
Todd Hellman, MBA
Strategic Engagement
Jamie Meade
Chief of Staff
Brad Mitchell, PhD
Signature Initiatives & Alliances
Jim Mahoney, PhD
Executive Director, Emeritus

Leadership Team

Stephanie Dannemann, Esq
Project Management
Mark Hartman
Improvement & Impact
Julianne Nichols, MBA
Marketing & Communications
Emily Douglas-McNab, MBA
Improvement & Impact
Jacqueline Burke
Improvement & Impact
Paul Hopkins, EdD
Improvement & Impact
Michael Nicholson, PhD
Bob Noe
Denise Snowden, PhD
Improvement & Impact
Kimberly Ratcliff, MPA
Marketing & Communications