Leadership

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


Karen Garza, PhD
President and CEO
Tony Bagshaw
Chief Improvement Officer
Paul Cynkar
Chief Operating Officer
Donna Davis
Chief Financial Officer
Valerie Greenhill, MEd
President, EdLeader21
Todd Hellman, MBA
Strategic Engagement
Ken Kay
CEO, EdLeader21
Jamie Meade
Chief of Staff
Brad Mitchell, PhD
Signature Initiatives & Alliances
Julianne Nichols, MBA
Marketing & Communications
Alyson Nielson, MBA
COO, EdLeader21

Leadership Team


Stephanie Dannemann, Esq.
Project Management
Mark Hartman
Improvement & Impact
Jacqueline Burke
Improvement & Impact
Emily Douglas-McNab, MBA
Improvement & Impact
Sara Hallermann
Professional Learning, EdLeader21
Paul Hopkins, EdD
Improvement & Impact
Michael Nicholson, PhD
Research
Bob Noe
Technology
Kimberly Ratcliff, APR
Marketing & Communications
Denise Snowden, PhD
Improvement & Impact