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Ashley Sandvi Joins TLA as Chief of Strategy and Programs

Posted on April 03, 2019

AS_headshot_o.jpg#asset:954April 3, 2019 – The Learning Accelerator (TLA), a nonprofit that connects teachers and leaders with the knowledge, tools, and networks they need to enact personalized and mastery-based practices to transform K-12 education, announced today that Ashley Sandvi has joined the organization in the role of chief of strategy and programs.

Ashley brings a wealth of strategic and operational expertise to TLA, built from her experiences in organizational leadership, program design, talent development, and other key skills supporting organizations to flourish. At TLA, Ashley will play a critical leadership role, fostering internal excellence and leading the continued growth of TLA’s programs to accelerate system-level learning and implementation of promising new approaches to education.

“I’m thrilled to join The Learning Accelerator, which is such a unique organization in the K-12 space,” said Ashley. “With so much innovation in education that doesn’t scale to meet the needs of all students, there is incredible opportunity for TLA to serve as the ‘connective tissue’ in the ecosystem to increase access, adoption, and scale of proven practices. TLA has established a thoughtful strategy and very talented team, and I’m looking forward to being a partner in scaling the organization’s impact.”

Prior to joining TLA, Ashley was co-president of the Poses Family Foundation, a philanthropic foundation that invests in the power of digital tools to provide expert information and support to millions of people. Over her eight-year tenure, she guided exponential growth in the team and fostered strategic giving. She also played a key leadership role in incubating Understood.org, a free online resource for parents of children with learning and attention issues, and later led the planning to expand the platform to K-12 educators. Earlier in her career, Ashley worked in organizational development and marketing in a variety of industries.

“Given our recent programmatic and team growth, I’m thrilled to have Ashley join the team as a critical partner in making our organization and work even better,” said Beth Rabbitt, Chief Executive Officer. “She brings an incredible range of professional expertise and proven experience developing teams of leaders to tackle complex challenges in education. Most importantly, she shares TLA’s commitment and vision for driving educational outcomes and equity. I’m excited to work alongside her and the rest of the TLA team to make the 'potential' possible and practical for every teacher and student in America.”