Education Pioneers Alumni Shine at ASU GSV Summit


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Education Pioneers Alumni Shine at ASU GSV Summit

Accomplished EP Alumni are moderating, judging, and participating in panels at one of nation’s most prestigious education and innovation summits

SAN DIEGO – Education Pioneers Alumni are presenting their insights on bold education reform for underserved students at this week’s ASU GSV Summit.

Education Pioneers recruits, develops and connects skilled professionals interested in solving problems from outside of the classroom so students and teachers succeed in the classroom. More than 70 percent of our 3,000-plus Alumni currently help re-imagine education in school districts, charter schools and other education organizations.

Highlights of the distinguished Alumni presenting at ASU GSV include:

  • Miriam Altman, CEO of Kinvolved, will participate in a panel Wednesday, “Why Former Educators Make Great Entrepreneurs,” to talk about teachers who have started organizations to solve problems in education. She will also help judge an EdTech Jam Session. Altman was an Education Pioneers Fellow in 2012 with TNTP.
  • Alex Bernadotte, Founder and CEO of Beyond 12, will participate in a panel today, “College for All? An Honest Conversation about Pathways for ALL Students.” The panel will include a dialogue about the dangers (or benefits) of moving away from the goal of college for all. Bernadotte was an Education Pioneers Fellow in 2007 at the NewSchools Venture Fund.
  • Marisa White Bold, education program deputy director for The Walton Family Foundation, is moderating a panel Wednesday, “Why Can’t We Be Friends: Vendor Interoperability in Districts.” The panel will discuss compatibility issues between different education technology platforms. Bold was an Education Pioneers Fellow in 2004 at Aspire Public Schools.
  • Hailly Korman, Principal of Bellwether Education Partners, moderated a panel, “Student Agency as a Means to Eradicate America’s Addition to Incarceration.” The panel focused on solutions being explored to address the kindergarten-to-prison pipeline. Korman was an Education Pioneers Fellow in 2008, working for the Learning Rights Law Center on a project for the Lynwood Unified School District.
  • Nasir Qadree, Village Capital’s Sector Manager for Education, will help judge a content for the $50,000 Lumina Foundation Social Innovation Prize for Postsecondary Education. The panel of judges will listen to pitches from social ventures with ideas on how to increase higher education attainment. Qadree was an Education Pioneers Fellow in 2013 with the Connecticut Department of Education.

About Education Pioneers

Since 2003, Education Pioneers has recruited our nation’s most extraordinary people to enter into education leadership and help transform our schools. Education Pioneers has recruited and trained more than 3,000 leaders in partnership with more than 200 education organizations in 20 cities nationwide.

Of the organization’s alumni in the workforce, more than 70 percent serve in education and lead or contribute to work that impacts more than 3.5 million public school students – most of whom are students of color and come from underserved areas. Find out more about where Education Pioneers’ leaders work and their impact here (

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