This is an idea whose time has come

We declare a learner-centered future for education

The current education system has proven itself inequitable, inflexible, and inadequate. We must transform this system to powerfully serve, include, value, and love every single child. Committed to justice, inclusion, and equity, we lead with a transformational vision for the future of education in America.

Advisory Council

Carole Basile

Dean

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University

Danique Dolly

Northeast Region Co-Director

Big Picture Learning

Felicia Cumings Smith

President

National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)

Grace Kiboko

Young Learner

Texas Christian University

Jackie Statum Allen

Education Portfolio Director

Bush Foundation

Jennifer Davis Poon

Fellow

Center for Innovation in Education

Jim Koshland

Former Partner

DLA Piper US LLP

John Jackson

President and CEO

The Schott Foundation for Public Education

John Wright

Director of Strategy

National Education Association

Joseph J. Cirasuolo

Former Executive Director

Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents

Joshua Elder

Director of Grants Management

Siegel Family Endowment

Judy Peppler

former President and CEO

KnowledgeWorks

Julie Kowal

Programme Officer

Oak Foundation

Kara Bobroff

President

The One Gen Fund

Maddie Fennell

Executive Director

Nebraska State Education Association (2007 Nebraska Teacher of the Year)

Mark Wilding

Executive Director

PassageWorks Institute

Marla Ucelli-Kashyap

Assistant to the President for Educational Issues

American Federation of Teachers

Melanie Tavares

Director of the Nonprofit Support Program

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Merita Irby

Managing Partner; Co-Founder, Executive Vice President

Big Picture Approach Training & Consulting; The Forum for Youth Investment

Nick Donohue

Former President and CEO

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Nik Namba

Partner

Transcend

Nora Flood

Education Lead

Wend Collective

Peter McWalters

Program Leader

Former Rhode Island Commissioner Elementary and Secondary Education

Robert Sherman

Consultant, Social and Emotional Learning

Robyn Brady Ince

Executive Director

Newark City of Learning Collaborative

Sam Chaltain

Partner

180 Studio

Shruti Sehra

Managing Partner, Reimagine Learning and Early Learning Funds

New Profit

Stephan Turnipseed

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Pitsco Education

Stephen Robinson

Former President

Southern Association of Independent Schools

Tom Sayer

Former Head of Global Adoption Programs

Google for Education

Carole Basile

Dean

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University

Carole G. Basile is the dean of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. Prior to joining ASU in 2016, Professor Basile was dean and professor in the College of Education at the University of Missouri St. Louis. Her academic career has included grants and research related to math and science education, teacher education, community engagement, and environmental education.

Danique Dolly

Northeast Region Co-Director

Big Picture Learning

Dr. Danique Dolly serves as Big Picture Learning's Northeast Region Co-Director. A quiet leader who loves to write, Danique has served as a start-up school teacher, start-up school principal, school leadership coach, and partner in education and leadership endeavors. Danique Dolly is a graduate of Morehouse College, Brown University, and most recently earned a doctorate in education leadership from Harvard University.

Felicia Cumings Smith

President

National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)

Felicia Cumings Smith is the President of the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL). Prior to joining NCFL, she served as senior Director of Global Delivery at the National Geographic Society, where she oversaw the domestic and global education strategy implementation and programming to transform classroom experiences. Felicia’s career in education spans more than two decades where she has served in a variety of leadership roles in P-12, higher education, non-for-profit, and philanthropy.

Grace Kiboko

Young Learner

Texas Christian University

Grace Kiboko is an advocate for learner agency and education transformation. As a former learner of Iowa BIG, she was exposed to how education can be shaped and transformed to benefit not only learner minds but community needs. Grace has spoken at many national conferences on the importance and value of learner agency within the classroom and hopes to continue her work and studies as a student at Texas Christian University.

Jackie Statum Allen

Education Portfolio Director

Bush Foundation

Jackie joined the Bush Foundation as the Education Portfolio Director in 2018. She manages the strategy, programs, and partnerships for the Foundation’s education initiative, which focuses on making education more relevant for students in terms of who they are, how they learn, and where they want to go. She has a bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a master's degree from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management.

Jennifer Davis Poon

Fellow

Center for Innovation in Education

Jenny’s mission is to impact social justice by modernizing the public education system to be more responsive to the needs of all learners, especially those most historically under-served. Currently, Jenny is consulting on projects of interest while serving as Center for Innovation in Education (CIE) Fellow. As a Fellow, Jenny supports sense-making for CIE’s Assessment for Learning Project.

Jim Koshland

Former Partner

DLA Piper US LLP

Jim Koshland served as a partner at DLA Piper US LLP law firm from 1983-2020, focusing on corporate law matters. He currently sits on the Boards of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, American Jewish World Service, Jewish Senior Living Group, Jewish Vocational Services of San Francisco, the Koshland Foundation, Opportunity Fund, Reboot, San Francisco Jewish Community Federation and the Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life and is a Trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation.

John Jackson

President and CEO

The Schott Foundation for Public Education

Dr. John H. Jackson is the President and CEO of The Schott Foundation for Public Education. Previously, John served in leadership roles with the NAACP, served as an Adjunct Professor of Race, Gender, and Public Policy at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and served in William Jefferson Clinton’s administration as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education.

John Wright

Director of Strategy

National Education Association

John Wright is the Director of Strategy for the National Education Association. Wright spent the majority of his teaching career in the Window Rock school district on the Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona where he also served as NEA local association president. Wright served in various leadership roles within the Arizona education network and has been serving in various roles with the NEA since 2010.

Joseph J. Cirasuolo

Former Executive Director

Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents

Dr. Joseph J Cirasuolo has been an educator for 54 years, 23 as a superintendent of schools in Connecticut. Prior to being a superintendent, Joe worked as an administrator at the district and building levels and as a teacher. After retiring from the superintendency, he was a leadership development consultant and the Chief Operating Officer for the American Association of School Administrators and for nine years, the Executive Director of the CT Association of Public School Superintendents.

Joshua Elder

Director of Grants Management

Siegel Family Endowment

Joshua Elder is the Director of Grants Management at Siegel Family Endowment, which explores the impact of technology on society across learning, infrastructure, and workforce. Joshua oversees strategic investments and partnerships across each of SFE's portfolio areas. Prior to SFE, he was Director of Strategic Initiatives at CSforALL and spent 10+ years in domestic and international education. He is also co-founder of a network of low-cost private schools operating in South Africa and Kenya.

Judy Peppler

former President and CEO

KnowledgeWorks

Judy Peppler is the former Chair of the Education Reimagined Board of Directors. She is also the past President and Chief Executive Officer of KnowledgeWorks. Judy is a graduate of the Broad Superintendent Academy and is the former Chief Transformation Officer for Wake County Public Schools. She previously served as the state president for Qwest Communications in Oregon and worked in the telecommunications industry for more 23 years.

Julie Kowal

Programme Officer

Oak Foundation

Julie joined Oak Foundation as a Programme Officer with the Learning Differences Programme in November 2019. She came to Oak from a career spanning local, state, and federal education policy in the United States, with a particular focus on advocacy, teacher and principal leadership, early literacy, and students who are not well-served in traditional public schools.

Kara Bobroff

President

The One Gen Fund

Kara Bobroff (Navajo/Lakota) leads The One Gen Fund where she focuses on identifying promising, early-stage innovations that build sustainable solutions for Indigenous communities, deepening national efforts in Indigenous Education, and supporting Indigenous Leaders poised to impact systems change. She has more than 25 years of experience in Indigenous Education, and was recognized by President Obama as one of 100 top social innovators in the nation. Kara is a citizen of the Navajo Nation.

Maddie Fennell

Executive Director

Nebraska State Education Association (2007 Nebraska Teacher of the Year)

Maddie is the Executive Director of Nebraska State Education Association. She also serves as Secretary of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year. In 2016 she was on special assignment to the National Education Association as a Teacher Fellow. In 2007, she was honored as the Nebraska Teacher of the Year and with the Carol Stowe Humanitarian Award from the National Education Association. She was an elementary teacher in the Omaha Public Schools for 27 years.

Mark Wilding

Executive Director

PassageWorks Institute

Mark Wilding is the Executive Director of PassageWorks, a nonprofit that supports K-12 educators and families to create transformative and inclusive school communities that empower and prepare young people to be resourceful and empathetic, to advocate for themselves, and to stand up for others. He is the co-author of The 5 Dimensions of Engaged Teaching. As core faculty, he teaches courses, facilitates conferences and dialogues, and presents keynotes and lectures.

Marla Ucelli-Kashyap

Assistant to the President for Educational Issues

American Federation of Teachers

Marla Ucelli-Kashyap is Assistant to the President for Educational Issues at the American Federation of Teachers. Previously, she was Director of District Redesign and Leadership at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and a senior program officer at the Rockefeller Foundation. Marla has also been an independent consultant in education policy, a political press secretary, and a reporter.

Melanie Tavares

Director of the Nonprofit Support Program

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

An equity advocate, Dr. Melanie Tavares honed her expertise in program design, funding and strategic management at a number of state and national organizations. Melanie recently completed her final year as a Dean's Fellow in the Doctor of Education Leadership Program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. As an Ed.L.D. Candidate, her scholarship focused on system-level leadership, scalable impact, and organization sustainability.

Merita Irby

Managing Partner; Co-Founder, Executive Vice President

Big Picture Approach Training & Consulting; The Forum for Youth Investment

Merita Irby is a chief architect of both the Forum and its signature initiative, Ready by 21®. She is also managing partner of Big Picture Approach Consulting and a coach to state and local partnerships. Merita works with leaders in school districts, governmental departments, community collaboratives, and non-governmental organizations nationwide. Merita began her career as a classroom teacher in Central America and inner-city schools in the United States.

Nick Donohue

Former President and CEO

Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Nick is the former President and CEO of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation. Previously, Nick was a Special Master at Hope High School in Providence, Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Education in New Hampshire, and a trustee of the University System of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Community Technical College System.

Nik Namba

Partner

Transcend

Nik is a Partner at Transcend. He has spent his entire career in education as a teacher, academic coach, principal, and leader in school districts and charter organizations focused on personalizing learning using a competency-based systems approach. Prior to Transcend, he was the Director of 21st Century Learning for Lindsay Unified School District, where he was engaged in the system-wide transformative work of building a learner-centered, performance-based system.

Nora Flood

Education Lead

Wend Collective

Nora Flood serves as Education Lead of Wend Collective. She supports research into learner-centered school designs; collaborates with Montessori pedagogues and practitioners; and explores partnerships with like-minded organizations. Before joining Wend, Nora was the President of the Colorado League of Charter Schools. co-founded The Classical Academy in Minneapolis, served as Head of School of Madison Country Day School, and served as Director of Sonoma Charter School.

Peter McWalters

Program Leader

Former Rhode Island Commissioner Elementary and Secondary Education

Peter McWalters is currently a board member and chairman elect of the Big Picture Learning Board, a trustee of the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA), and a consultant to Education Reimagined. Peter’s expertise in education is extensive, drawing from previously held positions including President of the Council of Chief State School Officers; board member of the National Center for Education and the Economy; and member of the Council of Great City Schools.

Robert Sherman

Consultant, Social and Emotional Learning

Robert Sherman is a consultant for social and emotional learning. He formerly served as director of the Initiative for Social and Emotional Learning at the NoVo Foundation. Prior to NoVo, Robert served as Executive Director of the Action Center to End World Hunger, founded and directed the national Effective Citizenry program at the Surdna Foundation in New York City, served in New York City government for 8 years.

Robyn Brady Ince

Executive Director

Newark City of Learning Collaborative

Robyn Brady Ince, Ed.M. is the Executive Director of the Newark City of Learning Collaborative and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Urban Education at Rutgers University–Newark. Robyn joined the University from the National Urban League where, as vice president of education policy, advocacy, and engagement, she led the Equity and Excellence Project and the annual Youth Leadership Summit.

Sam Chaltain

Partner

180 Studio

Sam Chaltain is a partner at 180 Studio, a global design collaborative dedicated to advancing people’s understanding of the future of learning—and what it requires. Sam is a published author, producer, and creator. Sam’s writings about his work have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. Sam is a former speechwriter for each of President Obama’s U.S. Secretaries of Education, has written for Oscar and Grammy Award winning artists, and is a periodic contributor to CNN.

Shruti Sehra

Managing Partner, Reimagine Learning and Early Learning Funds

New Profit

Shruti is a Managing Partner at New Profit, where she co-leads both the Reimagine Learning and Early Learning Funds. Prior to that, she led New Profit's portfolio management practice. Shruti currently serves on the boards of ANet, New Teacher Center, and Peace First. Before joining New Profit, Shruti spent seven years working in the private sector, initially as an engineer at Honeywell and later in a series of quality management positions at Howmet Castings and Jabil Circuit.

Stephan Turnipseed

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Pitsco Education

Stephan Turnipseed is a veteran of the United States Air Force and is the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Pitsco Education. Stephan previously served as President of LEGO® Education North America; later serving as the Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships for LEGO® Education.

He holds two patents for the TETRIX robotic system and is the recipient of the National Instruments Engineering Impact Award for STEM Innovation.



Stephen Robinson

Former President

Southern Association of Independent Schools

Stephen currently serves as an Educational Consultant and Global Educator. His primary activities include providing strategic consultation to the seven Episcopal Bilingual Schools of Honduras and Three W International, an international student enrollment management company. He is actively engaged in the development of innovated education models around the world has served in numerous advisory roles with organizations promoting opportunities to connect the world through education.

Tom Sayer

Former Head of Global Adoption Programs

Google for Education

Tom Sayer previously served as the Head of Global Adoption Programs at Google for Education. Tom got committed to learner centered education when he realized we were losing so much potential in every single child by treating them as averages. His previous experiences in education and beyond include being a School Transformation and Change Management Program Manager at Google for Education, the Board Chair at Room to Talk, and an Intelligence Officer for the British Army.

Our Board

Amanda Butler-Jones

Counsel

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Annie Holmes

Chief Equity Officer

CCSSO

Carlos Moreno

Co-Executive Director

Big Picture Learning

Jeff Weissglass

Former President, Board of Education

Oak Park and River Forest High School, IL

Kalei Delovio

Young Learner

Kimo Kippen

(former) Chief Learning Officer; Founder

Hilton; Aloha Learning Advisors

Larry Leverett

Managing Director

New Jersey Network of Superintendents (NJNS)

Marc Porter Magee

CEO and Founder

50CAN

Olivia Christensen

Young Learner

Morningside College

Amanda Butler-Jones

Counsel

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Amanda Butler-Jones is Counsel at Akin Gump and focuses primarily on the formation and operation of domestic and offshore private investment funds, including hedge funds and private equity funds. As an Akin Gump Pro Bono Scholar, Amanda worked substantively with Appleseed Network. During her time at Appleseed, Amanda advocated for immigration policy reform by highlighting the systemic and structural issues within the immigration court system.

Annie Holmes

Chief Equity Officer

CCSSO

Annie Holmes is CCSSO’s Chief Equity Officer tasked with leading the Council's internal efforts to achieve its goal of becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization and supporting chiefs to deliver on each of CCSSO’s ten equity commitments. Prior to joining CCSSO, Annie led the equity and diversity initiatives at multiple institutions of higher education. She is currently completing her doctoral work in adult education and lifelong learning from The Pennsylvania State University.

Carlos Moreno

Co-Executive Director

Big Picture Learning

In his role as Co-Executive Director of Big Picture Learning, Carlos Moreno is the visionary for all U.S. school and district-wide programs, leading a national team of phenomenal regional directors, School Design Coaches and coordinating leadership development & support services for school and district leaders. Carlos also leads Big Picture’s work with scores of non-Big Picture schools that wish to incorporate elements of the Big Picture Learning design.

Jeff Weissglass

Former President, Board of Education

Oak Park and River Forest High School, IL

Jeff Weissglass is an advocate and advisor dedicated to political bridge building and learner-centered education. In addition to his role on the Education Reimagined Advisory Board, he serves on the Board of Trustees of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution and chairs the National Advisory Council of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. Jeff is also former President of the Board of Education at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois.

Kalei Delovio

Young Learner

Kalei Delovio is committed to making learner-centered education available for all learners. Kalei is a recent graduate from the Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center (The Met) in Providence, Rhode Island. Since graduating, she has begun pursuing a career in nursing.

Kimo Kippen

(former) Chief Learning Officer; Founder

Hilton; Aloha Learning Advisors

Kimo Kippen is an accomplished, visionary thought leader and sought-out international keynote speaker committed to making a difference in the world by inspiring business and civic leaders, as well as employees, to think outside the box and actualize what is truly possible. He is an aspiring “Citizen of the World.” Originally from Hawaii, for the past 20 years, Kimo has been on a lifetime journey to advance education, global labor force conditions, and economic empowerment internationally.

Larry Leverett

Managing Director

New Jersey Network of Superintendents (NJNS)

Dr. Larry Leverett’s career in education is driven by his passion for equity and social justice. From serving as a teacher's aide for Headstart to serving as Assistant Commissioner of Urban Education in the New Jersey DOE, Dr. Leverett has worked at all levels of the system. Before retiring in January 2017, Dr. Leverett served ten years as the Executive Director of the Panasonic Foundation. He currently serves as the Managing Director for New Jersey Network of Superintendents (NJNS).

Marc Porter Magee

CEO and Founder

50CAN

Marc Porter Magee is President and Founder of 50CAN. Previously, Marc has served as Chief Operating Officer at ConnCAN, research director of the Partnership for Public Service, founding director of the Progressive Policy Institute’s Center for Civic Enterprise, and as a contributing editor of the policy journal Blueprint.

Olivia Christensen

Young Learner

Morningside College

Olivia Christensen is an Iowa BIG Alumni—a learner-centered environment in Cedar Rapids, IA. Since being a part of Iowa BIG and participating in Education Reimagined events, Olivia has become a huge believer in learner-centered education. Continuing to fuel her passion for revising education, Olivia is an EdRevision ambassador—supporting the EdRevision group with the growth of learner-centered education throughout the United States. Olivia now attends a community college in Cedar Rapids.

Our Team

Alin Bennett

Vice President of Practice and Field Advancement

Bobbi Macdonald

Senior Partner for Ecosystem Growth & Advancement

Colby Mills

Fellow

Demi Edwards

Chief Strategy Officer

Emily Liebtag

Senior Partner for Systems Transformation

Jemar Lee

Fellow

Julie Renkoski

Partner, ILX & Learning Lab

Kelly Young

President and Founder

Lindsy Ogawa

Director of Practice and Field Advancement

Monica Snellings

Vice President of Communications

Nayan Bhula

Operations Manager

Shajan Abusalih

Development Manager

Alin Bennett

Vice President of Practice and Field Advancement

Education Reimagined

Alin Bennett is Education Reimagined's Vice President of Practice and Field Advancement. He is a staunch advocate for national school transformation and creating an equitable education system. His previous work has included supporting curriculum development, leading advisories, and leading schools in ways that continuously advanced learner-centered, equity-based practices. Alin is based in Providence, RI where he lives with his wife and two young children.

Bobbi Macdonald

Senior Partner for Ecosystem Growth & Advancement

Education Reimagined

Dr. Bobbi Macdonald is one of the 28 original signatories on Education Reimagined's founding document, "A Transformational Vision for Education in the U.S." Her previous work as Executive Director of City Neighbors Foundation sought to provide an answer to the question, “What would it take for every student to be Known, Loved, and Inspired?” That question remains at the heart of her work today. Bobbi most recently completed her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Harvard University.

Colby Mills

Fellow

Education Reimagined

Colby Mills is an active leader and advocate for education transformation within his hometown of Pike Road, Alabama and nationally. Colby is the creator of Charge, a small learning environment startup within his alumnus district, Pike Road Schools. Colby has presented on learner-centered education at numerous national conferences, and remains deeply dedicated to providing voice to learners.

Demi Edwards

Chief Strategy Officer

Education Reimagined

Demi Edwards is the Chief Strategy Officer for Education Reimagined. In her role, she works to ensure the organization's ambitions, strategy, and goals are clear and aligned with its purpose and that the team has what it needs to operate with integrity and effectiveness. Demi is deeply committed to the realization of a learner-centered, socially just future for education—one that honors the uniqueness of every child and enables them to unleash their boundless potential to change the world.

Emily Liebtag

Senior Partner for Systems Transformation

Education Reimagined

Emily Liebtag, Ed.D., is Education Reimagined's Senior Partner for Systems Transformation. For two decades, she has supported the development of learner-centered practices in communities across the country as a leader of a global non-profit, working at the university level with educators, and as the Vice President of Advocacy for Getting Smart. She has written two books, over 100 blogs, and worked with countless educators to promote what is possible for all learners.

“She supports educators, organizations, and community members in making learner-centered education a possibility for all learners.”

Jemar Lee

Fellow

Education Reimagined

Jemar Lee is a nationally respected advocate for learner-centered education, an educational entrepreneur and an alumni of Iowa BIG high school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. As co-founder and former team member of EdRevision, a new youth-led initiative, Jemar has spoken and presented to educators and students about learner-centered education at more than a dozen conferences around the country, including SXSWEDU, iNACOL, Education Reimagined, and many more.

Julie Renkoski

Partner, ILX & Learning Lab

Education Reimagined

Julie Renkoski received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master of Education degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Missouri. She has worked as an elementary teacher, literacy program coordinator, intervention specialist, and English as a Foreign Language instructor. Since 2014, Julie has contributed to Education Reimagined in various staff roles. Today, she is thrilled to be able to split her time between Education Reimagined and raising her two daughters.

Kelly Young

President and Founder

Education Reimagined

Kelly Young is the President and Founder of Education Reimagined. Previously, she served as the Interim Chief of the Office of Family and Public Engagement for the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). From 1998-2007, Kelly served as the Executive Director of a national political organization. She is the mother of two young children and received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Virginia.

Lindsy Ogawa

Director of Practice and Field Advancement

Education Reimagined

Lindsy Ogawa is the Director of Practice and Field Advancement for Education Reimagined. In this role, she leads the work in building and activating the Learning Lab and SparkHouse, national learning communities advancing diverse learner-centered systems and models. Lindsy is committed to having an education system that enables each learner to live fulfilling lives and stand from a place of contribution. She formerly taught in Chicago Public Schools and holds a M.S. in Education from JHU.

Monica Snellings

Vice President of Communications

Education Reimagined

Monica is Vice President of Communications for Education Reimagined. Monica was previously studio director at a communications design firm in Washington, DC. In this capacity, she worked with government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the development of behavior, policy, and strategic communication materials. She recently completed a Masters in Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, New York in 2015.

Nayan Bhula

Operations Manager

Education Reimagined

Nayan is the Operations Manager for Education Reimagined. He has 20 years of business management experience, and has worked in a variety of industries including finance, retail, education, and hospitality. Over the last decade, he has worked on the ground level with students, seeing the need to develop a more learner-centered approach that focuses on the student. He is also a songwriter-musician, husband, Washington Nationals super-fan, and father of two.

Shajan Abusalih

Development Manager

Education Reimagined

Shajan Abusalih is the Development Manager for Education Reimagined. She has a Master's in International Relations and Black Politics from Howard University and is driven by her passion for education and deep devotion to social justice, social impact, and equity. She's delighted to be part of and share in Education Reimagined's firm commitment of the creation of a racially just and equitable education system where each every child is honored and supported such that their potential is unleashed.

Program Leaders

Allan Cohen

Program Leader

David Fairman

Program Leader

Julian Serrao

Program Leader

Michael Soguero

Program Leader

Peter McWalters

Program Leader

Allan Cohen

Program Leader

Strategy Consultant at Allan L Cohen Strategy Consulting

Allan Cohen is an interdisciplinary management consultant, transformational facilitator, entrepreneur, and executive. For the
last 10 years, he has led transformational workshops for participants addressing a wide range of social and economic challenges. He has done this work in corporate boardrooms, public sector agencies, retreat centers in Northern Ireland and Israel, and the administrative halls of higher education.

David Fairman

Program Leader

Managing Director at the Consensus Building Institute

David Fairman is Managing Director at the Consensus Building Institute and Associate Director of the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program. For 28 years, he has built consensus and enhanced collaboration capacity on complex public and organizational issues internationally and in the U.S. His primary focus is building effective multi-stakeholder partnerships, organizational strategies, and dispute resolution systems to meet challenges of sustainable development.

Julian Serrao

Program Leader

Independent Education Consultant

Julian Serrao brings experience incorporating new blended learning models, and innovating and applying agile framework practices to math learning in underserved districts. A product of educational access programs himself, Julian is dedicated to expanding educational pipelines across the ecosystem. Most recently, Julian worked with a startup tackling low-income public school enrollment as a part of the LearnLaunch innovation cohort.

Michael Soguero

Program Leader

Director of Professional Development

Michael Soguero has been a leader in education reform since 1993 when he was a founding member of Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center in Estes Park, Colorado. Since 2006, Michael has partnered with organizations and schools around the country to support high school re-engagement—facilitating projects including development of alternative assessments, integration of restorative practices, launching entrepreneurship-focused programs, and contributing to leadership development.

Peter McWalters

Program Leader

Former Rhode Island Commissioner Elementary and Secondary Education

Peter McWalters is currently a board member and chairman elect of the Big Picture Learning Board, a trustee of the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA), and a consultant to Education Reimagined. Peter’s expertise in education is extensive, drawing from previously held positions including President of the Council of Chief State School Officers; board member of the National Center for Education and the Economy; and member of the Council of Great City Schools.

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