BLOG: Who is Participating in The EdTech Genome Project?


Who is participating in The EdTech Genome Project? As of May 2020, below are the rosters for the main committees of this sector-wide initiative:

EdTech Genome Steering Committee, Co-Chaired by Melissa Collins, Verna Lalbeharie, and Joseph South

  • Doretha Allen, Middle School Innovation Coordinator, Dallas Independent School District
  • Lennon Audrain, Teacher, Brookline Public Schools; Former Student President, Educators Rising
  • Danny Carlson, Associate Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) 
  • Melissa Collins, Global Teacher Prize semifinalist, Teacher, Shelby County Schools (Memphis, TN) 
  • Kimberly Dadisman, Policy and Research Manager, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL North America) 
  • Stacey Dallas Johnston, Teacher, Clark County School District, former Teaching Ambassador Fellow, US Dept of Education
  • Aman Dhanda, Director of Educator Engagement, ASCD
  • Candice Dodson, Executive Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SEDTA)
  • Jason Edwards, Senior Associate, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Rose Else-Mitchell, Independent Consultant; Former Chief Learning Officer, HMH
  • Brent Engelman, Director of Education Data and Information Systems, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) 
  • Meg Hamel, Director of Research, EdSurge
  • Kristin Hamilton, Vice President, Standards, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 
  • Barbara Hickman, Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
  • Maria Hyler, Deputy Director of Washington D.C. Office and Senior Researcher, Learning Policy Institute 
  • Alexander Kmicikewycz, Teacher, Chicago Public Schools; Teach Plus Fellow
  • Keith Krueger, Chief Executive Officer, Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)
  • Verna Lalbeharie, Managing Director of Digital Age Personalized Learning, American Institutes for Research 
  • Chris Liang-Vergara, Chief Learning Officer, LEAP Innovations
  • Stephanie Marken, Executive Director of Education Research, Gallup
  • Saro Mohammed, Education Research Consultant
  • Andrea Prejean, Director of Teacher Quality, National Education Association (NEA) 
  • Alexandra Resch, Senior Researcher, Mathematica 
  • Brian Seymour, Education Technology Director, Pickerington Local School District (Columbus, OH)
  • David Slykhuis, Chair, National Technology Leadership Summit; Director of Mathematics and Science Teaching (MAST) Institute, University of Northern Colorado
  • Joseph South, Chief Learning Officer, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 
  • Daniel Stanhope, Vice President, Research and Analytics, Lea(R)n
  • Katrina Stevens, Director of Learning Sciences, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative 
  • Lauren Stuart, Teacher, Beverly Hills School District; Board Member, 
  • Michelle Tiu, Director of Education Technology, WestEd
  • Bi Vuong, Managing Director of Education Practice, Project Evident

EdTech Genome Advisory Board

  • Dana Ansel, Consultant, LearnLaunch
  • Thomas Arnett, Senior Research Fellow, Christensen Institute
  • Ryan Baker, Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
  • Peggy Brookins, Chief Executive Officer, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Eric Brown, Executive Committee, National Education Association (NEA)
  • Tonika Clayton, Managing Partner, New Schools Venture Fund
  • Patrice Dawkins-Jackson, Director, Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Programs, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
  • Elizabeth Foster, Vice President, Research & Standards, Learning Forward    
  • David Irwin, Executive Director, District Administration
  • Eric Isselhardt, Former President, NNSTOY
  • Jacqueline Jodl, Special Assistant to the Dean and Associate Professor, Curry School of Education and Human Development, University of Virginia
  • George Kane, General Manager, Education Ventures, Emerson Collective
  • Tom Kane, Economist and Walter H. Gale Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education    
  • Sonny Magana, Chief Executive Officer, Magana Education
  • Christopher Mazzeo, Director, Center for Research, Evaluation and Analysis, Education Northwest
  • Michele McLaughlin, President, Knowledge Alliance
  • Erin Mote, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Innovate EDU
  • Dean Nazfiger, Vice President, Westat
  • Jennifer Norford, Chief Program Officer, Marzano Research
  • Ronn Nozoe, Associate Executive Director, ASCD
  • Leila Nuland, Managing Content Director, Hanover Research
  • Lynn Olson, Consultant, Former Deputy Director of K-12 Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • John Pane, Senior Scientist, RAND
  • Beth Rabbitt, Chief Executive Officer, The Learning Accelerator
  • Ron Reed, Founder & Executive Producer, SXSW EDU
  • Kimberly Smith, Executive Director, League of Innovative Schools, Digital Promise
  • LaVerne Srinivasan, Vice President of National Program, Program Director for Education, Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Bill Tally, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Children and Technology, Education Development Center
  • Valerie Truesdale, Assistant Executive Director, The School Superintendents Association (AASA)
  • Richard Varn, Distinguished Presidential Appointee, Educational Testing Service (ETS)
  • Rob Weil, Director of Field Programs, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

EdTech Genome Industry Council, chaired by Steering Committee member Rose Else-Mitchell

  • Jill Abbott, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Education Technology Industry Network of SIIA
  • Kristal Ayres, Chief Client Services Officer, BrightBytes
  • Malvika Bhagwat, Director of Outcomes & Efficacy, Owl Ventures
  • Todd Brekhus, Chief Product Officer, Renaissance Learning
  • Dan Carroll, Chief Product Officer, Clever
  • Dan Cogan-Drew, Chief Academic Officer, Newsela
  • Matt Doherty, Chief Operating Officer, LearnPlatform
  • Kelli Hill, Director of Efficacy & Research, Khan Academy
  • Timna Molberger, Vice President of Partner Success, Ellevation
  • Roya Salehi, Vice President, Customer Success, Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone Company
  • Amy Scholz, Chief Marketing Officer, Imagine Learning
  • Maia Sharpley, Partner, Learn Capital
  • Marty Thomas, Vice President, Professional Services, Edmentum
  • Lanette Trowery, Senior Director, Learning Research and Strategy, McGraw-Hill

Variable Working Group: Selection Process

  • Kimberly Dadisman, J-PAL North America
  • Jena Draper, CatchOn
  • Julia Febiger, Curriculum Associates
  • Jin-Soo Huh, The Learning Accelerator
  • Vytas Laitusis, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Caitlin McLemore, Shorecrest Preparatory School
  • Bryan Matlen, WestEd

Variable Working Group: Competing Priorities

  • Thomas Arnett, Christensen Institute
  • Nathan Craver, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Ryan Imbriale, Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Nancy Kolas, Lexia Learning
  • Emily Lepkowski, Newsela
  • Ruby West, Imagine Learning

Variable Working Group: Infrastructure & Operations

  • Daniel Brenner, WestEd
  • Doug Casey, Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology
  • Monica Cougan, ENA
  • Mark Samberg, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University
  • Nithi Thomas, The Learning Accelerator

Variable Working Group: Implementation Systems & Processes

  • Malvika Bhagwat, Owl Ventures
  • Ryan Burke, WestEd
  • Jennifer Davis, Edmentum
  • Barbara Hickman, University of Wyoming
  • Marci Houseman, Lexia Learning
  • Fan Jiang, Hanover Research
  • Sierra Noakes, Digital Promise
  • Jeremy Simon, Clever
  • Eric Stickney, Renaissance Learning

Variable Working Group: Professional Learning 

  • Doretha Allen, Dallas Independent School District
  • Kat Brown, Edgenuity
  • Leslie Fagin, Griffin Spalding County School System (GA)
  • Brittany Guy, Chicago Public Schools
  • Maria Hyler, Learning Policy Institute
  • Nancy Mangum, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University
  • Amy O’Connell, LearnLaunch
  • Stephen Pham, The Learning Accelerator

Variable Working Group: Staff Culture

  • Debby Almonte-Bertling, ETS
  • Elizabeth Birie, MIND Research Institute
  • Danielle Brown, Arizona K12 Center at Northern Arizona University
  • Shelby Hubach, Marzano Research
  • Emily Nestor, Talladega County Schools (AL)
  • Daniel Stanhope, Lea(R)n
  • Devin Vodicka, Altitude Learning

Variable Working Group: Strategic Leadership Support

  • Jason Bailey, SETDA
  • David Chan, Evanston Township High School D202
  • David Irwin, Irwin Consulting
  • Ann Koufman-Frederick, LearnLaunch
  • Blair Rush, TNTP
  • Ron Wahlen, Durham Public Schools
  • Danny Carlson, NAESP

Variable Working Group: Teacher Agency

  • Melissa Collins, Shelby County Schools (TN)
  • Michael Dunlea, Tabernacle Township School District (NJ)
  • Jeanette Joyce, Marzano Research
  • Jarrett Reid Whitaker, Accelerate Learning
  • Tiffany Wycoff, Learning Innovation Catalyst
  • Talya Schwartz Naor, Teachers Pay Teachers

Variable Working Group: Teacher Beliefs and Knowledge

  • Rachel Burstein, EdSurge
  • Madhu Govind, Tufts University
  • Chase Nordengren, NWEA
  • Leila Nuland, Hanover Research
  • Rachel Schechter, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • David Slykhuis, University of Northern Colorado
  • Molly Zielezinski, MBZ Labs

Variable Working Group: Vision for Teaching and Learning

  • Emma Braaten, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies, Learning Innovation Catalyst
  • Paul Franz, MBZ Labs
  • Yvonne Kao, WestEd 
  • James Frye, Catawba County Schools (NC)

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