Our Networks

Innovation Directors Network

TLA’s Innovation Directors Network brings together system-level leaders to drive the scaling of high quality innovative practices nationwide. This network connects district and charter management organization leaders charged with expanding innovation efforts across their systems, collaboratively identifies and tests approaches for solving commonly held problems, and disseminates knowledge about problem-solving strategies broadly to the field.

Innovation Directors Network Participants

  • Nicole Allard, Executive Director of Educational Excellence & Innovation, Vista Unified School District
  • Deagan Andrews, Director of Curriculum & Personalized Learning, Greeley-Evans School District 6
  • Errika Baker, Director of Personalized Learning, Chicago Public Schools
  • Tracy Daniel-Hardy, Director of Technology, Gulfport School District
  • Bob Ettinger, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment, Renton School District
  • Rafael Gallardo, Digital Learning, Seattle Public Schools
  • Ami Gandhi, Chief Learning Officer, Intrinsic Schools
  • Sakon Kieh, Director of Educational Technology, DC Public Schools
  • Rebekah Kim, Executive Director of Teaching, Learning & Leadership, Highline Public Schools
  • Diane Lauer, Assistant Superintendent of Priority Programs & Academic Support, St. Vrain Valley Schools
  • Grace Magley, Director of Digital Learning, Natick Public Schools
  • Vanessa Miller, Technology Integration Coach, Narragansett School System
  • John Rice, Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, Cedar Rapids Community School District
  • Chin Song, Director of Technology, Milpitas Unified School District
  • Kristen Watkins, Director of Personalized Learning, Dallas ISD
  • Nyree Whyte, Director of Digital Learning, Achievement First Inc.

Innovation Directors Network Alumni

  • Amy Dodson, Regional Advocacy Director – West Texas, Raise Your Hand Texas
  • Mike Fauteux, CEO, GiveThx
  • Kevin Hoffman, STEM Director/Math Teacher, Aspire Public Schools
  • Jin-Soo Huh, Partner, The Learning Accelerator
  • Nate Kellogg, Partner, The Learning Accelerator
  • Dewayne McClary, Director, League of Innovative Schools, Digital Promise
  • Kyleigh Nevis, Independent Consultant
  • Karen Perry, Director, UK Center for Next Generation Leadership