Our team is dynamic and diverse with backgrounds stemming from consulting, engineering, sales, education, marketing and data science. We are all here because we care deeply in the power of technology to transform public education. We are thankful for the support and guidance of our board.
The Analytics team delivers insights that fuel EducationSuperHighway’s programmatic and policy work. The team uses a combination of statistical research, advanced analytical methods, and exploratory analysis to answer organization-wide strategic questions. Data curiosity is a central part of the team’s DNA and a major contributor to the organization’s success to date.
The District team works directly with school districts across the country to determine the best solution for upgrading their schools. Providing advice and guidance to school district leaders, we develop creative and cost-effective infrastructure upgrade plans. We then work with service providers and other stakeholders to make upgrades happen. The team shapes our work organization-wide by using its on-the-ground perspective to address the real needs of districts, schools, and students.
The Marketing team works to build awareness of and drive demand for EducationSuperHighway’s tools and services among key audiences. At the same time, we seek to elevate EducationSuperHighway as the preeminent expert on the topic of Internet in schools. The team also plays a key role in our advocacy work, facilitating partnerships, and articulating case studies and best practices for school district upgrades.
The Operations team does anything and everything needed to support every individual and every team at EducationSuperHighway. We recruit top talent and then provide them ongoing professional growth support, coordinate team and culture building events, ensure information flows freely across the organization and, keep the team well-fed. We also make sure that behind the scenes the machine runs smoothly so that EducationSuperHighway is an efficient and effective operation.
The State team partners with state government officials to develop statewide strategic plans to upgrade K-12 connectivity. Since 2014, the team has worked with over 20 states to identify opportunities to improve broadband access, secure funding for new fiber infrastructure, and catalyze bandwidth upgrades for schools in need. Each team member builds relationships with executives in Governor’s offices, state departments of education and technology, broadband service providers, and other agencies.
The Software team is crucial to the success of our organization. For a small non-profit to have national impact, we need to develop scalable solutions, and software makes it possible for us to achieve that scale. We utilize the React framework along with Ruby, Rails, Postgresql, Python, Elixir, to build internal tools that create leverage for our district, state, and national work. We also design and build external products like www.compareandconnectk12.org. The team consists of product managers, engineers, and designers utilizing agile principles to support school upgrades across the US.