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.

Elina Alaveya  Springpoint Schools
Pam Birtolo   GPAcademics
Steve Bowen 
  Council of Chief State School Officers
Betsy Brand   American Youth Policy Forum
Harvey Chism  South Bronx Community School (previously EPIC Schools, NYCDOE)
Rose Colby   Competency Based Learning & Assessment Specialist
Laurie Gagnon   reDesign
Virgel Hammonds   KnowledgeWorks
Paul Leather   National Center for Innovation in Education
Tony Lewis 
  Donnell-Kay Foundation
Rebecca Midles    Mesa County Valley School District 51
Scott Muri  Spring Branch Independent School District
Linda Pittenger 
   National Center for Innovation in Education
Jim Rickabaugh  CESA 1, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
David Ruff   Great Schools Partnership
Eric Toshalis   Jobs for the Future
Charles Toulmin   Nellie Mae Education Foundation
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