EdTech Evidence Exchange 9 June 2021 · 5 min 48 sec read

Who is participating in The EdTech Genome Project? 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
  • Jason Bailey, Director of Innovation and Design, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)
  • 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 Member Engagement and Partnerships, NASSP
  • Candice Dodson, Executive Director, State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA)*
  • Jason Edwards, Senior Associate, American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
  • Rose Else-Mitchell, President, Education Solutions, Scholastic
  • Brent Engelman, Director of Education Data and Information Systems, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
  • Meg Hamel, Director of Learning Initiatives and EdSurge Research, ISTE
  • Kristin Hamilton, Vice President, Standards, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • Barbara Hickman, Assistant Professor, College of Education, 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, Founder, World Class Edu
  • Stephanie Marken, Executive Director of Education Research, Gallup
  • Saro Mohammed, Founder and Principal, Ed Research Works
  • Andrea Prejean, Director of Teacher Quality, National Education Association (NEA)
  • Alexandra Resch, Director of Learning & Strategy, Human Services, 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, LearnPlatform
  • Katrina Stevens, President and CEO, The Tech Interactive
  • 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, Chief Academic Officer, 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, 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, Co-Founder, Thru
  • Eric Isselhardt, Former President, National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY)
  • Jacqueline Jodl, Associate Professor, University of Virginia School of Education and Human Development
  • 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, InnovateEDU
  • Dean Nafziger, Vice President, Westat
  • Jennifer Norford, Chief Program Officer, Marzano Research
  • Ronn Nozoe, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
  • 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 and 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, CEO, Abbott Consulting Group
  • Kristal Ayres, Chief Business Develpment Officer, BrightBytes
  • Malvika Bhagwat, Director of Outcomes & Efficacy, Owl Ventures
  • Todd Brekhus, Chief Product Officer, Renaissance Learning
  • Alex Brown, Senior Director of Customer and Technical Support & Services, Teaching Strategies
  • Dan Carroll, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Clever
  • Dan Cogan-Drew, Chief Academic Officer, Newsela
  • Matt Doherty, Chief Operating Officer, LearnPlatform
  • Patricio Dujan, Regional Vice President of Sales, Scholastic
  • Nicole Foster, Head of Global Partnerships and Marketing, Amazon
  • Sunil Gunderia, Chief Innovation Officer, Head of Mastery & Adaptive Product, Age of Learning, Inc.
  • Greg Gunn, Founder, Lingo Ventures
  • Amy Jackson, Vice President of Applied Research & Strategy, Illuminate Education
  • Kelli Hill, Director of Efficacy & Research, Khan Academy
  • Timna Molberger, Vice President of Partner Success, Ellevation
  • LaShon Ormond, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Amplify
  • Roya Salehi, Vice President, Customer Success, Lexia Learning and Voyager Sopris Learning, Cambium Learning Group® 
  • Amy Scholz, Chief Marketing Officer, Imagine Learning
  • Maia Sharpley, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Juvo Ventures
  • Marty Thomas, Vice President, Professional Services, Edmentum
  • Lanette Trowery, Senior Director, Learning Research and Strategy, McGraw-Hill

EdTech Genome Measurement Council

  • Jonas Bertling, ETS
  • Stephanie Marken, Gallup
  • Saro Mohammed, Ed Research Works
  • Chase Nordengren, NWEA
  • Daniel Stanhope, LearnPlatform
  • Bi Vuong, Project Evident
  • Independent Equity Review by Wing Yi (Winnie) Chan, Education Trust

Variable Working Group: Selection Processes

  • 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, Blank Crayon
  • Bryan Matlen, WestEd
  • Elizabeth Myers, WGBH

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, Curriculum Associates

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 & Processeses

  • 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, DreamBox Learning
  • Leslie Fagin, Griffin Spalding County School System (GA)
  • Brittany Guy, Chicago Public Schools
  • Maria Hyler, Learning Policy Institute
  • Nancy Mangum, Leading EDge Learning
  • Amy O’Connell, LearnLaunch
  • Stephen Pham, The Learning Accelerator

Variable Working Group: Staff Culture

  • Debby Almonte-Bertling, Educational Testing Service (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, LearnPlatform
  • Devin Vodicka, Altitude Learning

Variable Working Group: Strategic Leadership Support

  • Jason Bailey, SETDA
  • David Chan, Evanston Township High School D202
  • David Irwin, Thru
  • Ann Koufman-Frederick, LearnLaunch
  • Blair Rush, The New Teacher Project (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, Rice University
  • 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, NTLS
  • Molly Zielezinski, MBZ Labs

Variable Working Group: Vision for Teaching and Learning

  • Emma Braaten, Chatham County Schools (NC)
  • Cassondra Corbin-Thaddies, Learning Innovation Catalyst
  • Paul Franz, MBZ Labs
  • Yvonne Kao, WestEd
  • James Frye, Catawba County Schools (NC)
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