Advisory Board

The CompetencyWorks Advisory Board is designed to ensure that we approach competency education from many different perspectives:

  • Students on track to graduation and over-age, undercredited students that may be out of school
  • Traditional school environments, blended learning, and online schools
  • School, district, state and national perspectives
  • Urban and rural
  • Multi-state

We are grateful to the leadership, creativity, and expertise that the advisory board brings to our work. They are all working day in and day out on competency education in their own communities and networks, yet find the time to contribute to building our national capacity.

Pam Birtolo   PB2 (previously Florida Virtual School)
Steve Bowen   Council of Chief State School Officers
Rebecca Midles 
  Mesa County Valley School District 51
Betsy Brand   American Youth Policy Forum
Harvey Chism 
  South Bronx Community School (previously EPIC Schools, NYCDOE
Marjorie Cohen   National Governors Association
Laurie Gagnon   Center for Collaborative Education
Rose Colby   Competency Based Learning & Assessment Specialist
Virgel Hammonds   KnowledgeWorks
 Paul Leather 
  New Hampshire Department of Education  
JoEllen Lynch   Springpoint Schools
Scott Muri   Fulton County Schools
Rebecca Wolfe 
  Jobs for the Future
Linda Pittenger   National Center for Innovation in Education
Jim Rickabaugh   CESA 1, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
David Ruff 
  Great Schools Partnership
Charles Toulmin   Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Tony Lewis   Donnell-Kay Foundation
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