Rebecca Midles is Vice President of Learning Design at Getting Smart where she supports and advises schools, districts and learning organizations on the path forward for education. Rebecca puts learners first and is committed to assisting with the creation of a learner-centered educational system that empowers leaders and educators to meet the individual academic and social-emotional needs of all learners. She is known for guiding district level transformation as a leader and as a consultant and has led this work as a teacher, site leader, district leader and board member in four states.
Starting with some of the first district work nationally on competency-based/personalized learning in Alaska, Rebecca then helped design and create the first competency based high school. As a national consultant, she supported the most often cited CBE/PL districts and schools across the country. Rebecca was the district lead for competency-based learning in Lindsay Unified School District in California, as well as the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Mesa County School District 51 in Colorado, a district of 43 schools. Rebecca serves on the Competency Works Advisory Board and Education 4 Leadership (E4L). Rebecca has an M.Ed in educational leadership and an MA in Education. She has worked in charter systems, public comprehensive systems, non-profit and state organizations. She has contributed or co-authored national white papers, blogs and published works on personalized learning.