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Meet Our Teams

Administrative Team
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The administrative team is a versatile force, seamlessly handling a spectrum of responsibilities. From financial management to adept data analytics and training coordination, they form the backbone of our operational efficiency. This team’s background covers a variety of fields including banking, state government, county government, and district leadership.

Literacy Team

Our literacy team members have expertise in literacy at all stages of development, from the foundational skills of early literacy to discipline-specific best practices at the high school level. As a team, they’ve taught ELA at every grade level, served as instructional coaches, supported English Learners, and led teachers in administrative roles. This team specializes in district-wide literacy audits, curriculum development, formative assessment tools, and instructional supports, all grounded in science-based literacy practices. When providing these supports in alignment to the Science of Reading, the vast majority of students can and will learn to read. The EES literacy team supports educators and administrators in taking practical and systematic steps to ensure this becomes a reality. 

 

Director: Jordan Pridemore

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Math Team
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Our dedicated math experts have various backgrounds as elementary and secondary math teachers, interventionists, instructional coaches, and math specialists, and hold advanced degrees in mathematics, curriculum and instruction, and teacher leadership. By leveraging their expertise, our math team supports schools in creating standards-aligned math curriculum maps, providing professional development on instructional best practices, and building systems for assessment and differentiation that promote data-driven instruction, ultimately enhancing the overall effectiveness of math education in schools.

 

Director: Maggie Rowlands

STEM Team

The STEM team supports school districts in empowering students with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the rapidly evolving fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Our STEM experts have experience teaching elementary and secondary science, robotics, computer science, and STEM.

 

Director: Beau Scott

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Strategic Planning & Implementation Team
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Our SPI team members engage district partners in strategic planning, employability skills, and instructional priorities, among other services. This team of educational experts has experience as K-12 teachers, instructional coaches, content specialists, building principals, and central office administrators, holding advanced degrees in educational leadership, administration, and curriculum & instruction. The team also employs individuals with experience in research, professorship, and publication.

 

Director: Jacinda Smith

The grants team excels in grant writing, consulting, and management. EES Innovation has helped to research and write more than $56.4 million in competitive grant funding for our partner districts. This team also excels in assisting districts in acquiring non-competitive grants, such as Title, CARES, and ESSER grants. This team holds advanced degrees in elementary and secondary education, communication, English, and educational leadership with more than 20 years’ combined service in teaching, state education department service, and a commitment to helping schools increase opportunities for students and teachers.

 

Director: Cindy Hurst

Grants Team
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Creative Team
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The Creatives Team excels in providing quality and compelling visual communication. Our dynamic team of videographers and graphic designers collaborates to craft visually stunning narratives and bring motion to ideas. This team holds degrees and experience in computer graphics technology, art & design, graphic design, video & audio production, filmmaking, telecommunications, marketing, and education. Their visual storytelling elevates brands and brings a professional finish our products and services.

 

Leads: Rachel Cotten,
Garin Grist, & Rachel Ryan

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