I bring over 25 years of experience in the field of education, with expertise in coalition building, leading people and projects, establishing partnerships, and managing sponsored research. Currently, I lead the operations side of the EdTech Evidence Exchange while also cultivating relationships with partners and potential funders. I pride myself on being a “utility player” with a passion for advancing strategic initiatives collaboratively with colleagues and partners who "dream big, have fun, and get stuff done." Prior to joining the EdTech Evidence Exchange, I was the Chief Learning Officer at mindSpark Learning and led the organization’s Learning Team which created and delivered relevant, highly interactive and engaging professional learning experiences for educators across the country. I was also the Director of Special Projects at the George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human (GSEHD). While there, I led several of GSEHD's multifaceted, interdisciplinary projects and managed the sponsored research portfolio for the Office of the Dean. During my tenure at GW, I led programs that facilitated the professional growth and development of thousands of the region's educators.I began my career as a 4th grade teacher in Philadelphia, still hold an Advanced Professional Certificate from the state of Maryland, and am certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as a Middle Childhood Generalist. Across my 25+ years in education, I’ve taught elementary and middle school aged children from diverse backgrounds in both urban and suburban settings, supervised pre-service teachers, conceptualized and led a graduate certificate program, earned $10M+ in grant funding, and developed, led, and grew the National Board Candidate Support Network in Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools which has become a model replicated by numerous other districts.