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, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Paul Cynkar
Chief Operating Officer
Donna Davis
Chief Financial Officer
John Hussey
Chief Strategy Officer
Tony Bagshaw
Chief Improvement Officer
Todd Hellman
Pursuit & Partnerships
Jamie Meade
Chief of Staff
Brad Mitchell, Ph.D.
Pursuit & Partnerships
Jim Mahoney, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Emeritus

Leadership Team


Stephanie Dannemann
Project Management
Mark Hartman
Improvement & Impact
Julianne Nichols
Marketing & Communications
Oscar Paredes
Technology
Jacqueline Burke
Improvement & Impact
Emily Douglas-McNab
Improvement & Impact
Eddie Dixon
Pursuit & Partnerships
Paul Hopkins, Ed.D.
Improvement & Impact
Michael Nicholson, Ph.D.
Research
Bob Noe
Technology
Kimberly Ratcliff
Marketing & Communications
Denise Snowden, Ph.D.
Improvement & Impact