Todd Whitlock – Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
Todd has been at North Daviess Community Schools for 17 years. He has served as a classroom teacher and is currently the Technology, Curriculum, and Testing Coordinator. He holds a building level and superintendent’s license as well. Todd was recognized as the TechPoint 2012 Bridge Builder Award Recipient and the 2008 winner for contributions to K-12 education and was recognized as a National School Board Association (NSBA) “20 to Watch” school leader.
Alan Degener – Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
Alan has taught almost 20 years in Juneau, Alaska in the areas of math and technology education. Alan is also an avid web programmer and is the creator of QuestionPress, an online classroom response tool.
Robbie Grimes – Co-founder
Robbie spent 15 years at Brownsburg Schools as a classroom teacher and integration specialist and is now an eLearning Specialist with Wayne Township Schools. He holds a Master’s of Curriculum & Instruction and has been an adjunct professor at IUPUI in the educational technology program for 6 years. He has been recognized for his impact in education including being named as an IPL Golden Apple Award Winner.
Tammy Brothers – Director of Sales and Training
Tammy is a trainer/consultant, after having spent 15 years teaching and 21 years as Director of Professional Development and Student Programs. Tammy has her undergraduate degree from Indiana State University and her Masters of Education from DePauw University. She has certifications in High Ability Education from Purdue University and Reading from ISU. Tammy also has certifications for Student Assistance Core Team Training, I-SAFE Program Leader, Facilitation Skills, Grant Writing, and Student Assistance Program Implementation. Most recently, Tammy completed the Indiana Department of Education RISE Training Series, qualifying as a RISE trainer and teacher evaluator.
Jeff Sigworth – Director of Technology
Jeff was Technology Coordinator for Greencastle Schools from 1999 through 2012. He was the Computer Specialist for Greencastle from 1997-99 and also Computer Specialist for USDA from 1992-97. Jeff holds an Information Systems Management degree from University of Maryland European Division. He brings his 20+ years of technical expertise to the table.
Ken Cushman – Sales and Training Consultant
Ken Cushman spent 33 years in elementary education. He was an elementary principal for 30 years. Ken worked at Attica Elementary, Loogootee Elementary, Rossville Elementary, Clinton Central Elementary and retired from Walnut Elementary in 2006. Ken is a licensed Administrator K – 8. After retiring he worked for the Masters Group as a Capital Campaign Director and started Cushman Home Improvement.
Gary Bates – Sales and Training Consultant
Gary Bates spent 32 years in education and 10 years in the private sector. As an educator, Gary served as an English teacher, Director of School to WorkPrograms, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, and Principal in K-12. He also has worked at the Indiana Department of Education for 4 years and recently retired as the Assistant Superintendent at Rensselaer Central Schools Corporation.
Lisa Gemmer – Sales Consultant Lisa Gemmer is a graduate of Ball State University. She is a professional sales consultant with 15 years of experience in both the public and private sector. Lisa spent over six years as a sales consultant for Waste Management, Inc., a Fortune 200 Company and leading environmental solutions service provider in the United States. Most recently, Lisa has worked for Synergy Telcom Inc. as a National Account Manager where her responsibilities included negotiating, servicing and managing blanket agreements with State & Local Governments, Colleges/Universities, Secondary Education Institutions, and Private Sector Contracts coast to coast in the telecommunications segment.
Michelle Allee – Co-founder and Consultant
Michelle has spent 13 years as a classroom teacher. She currently is a Technology Integration Specialist at Beech Grove City Schools where she works with teachers and students to integrate technology into the classroom. Michelle served as a consultant with Indiana Department of Education for 10 years and holds a Master’s in Instructional Technology.
Dianna Whitlock – Administrator Consultant
Dianna is an experienced educator with 18 years of service as a teacher, Title I Director, High Ability Director, Assistant Principal, and Principal. She is currently an administrator at Cloverdale Community Schools. Dianna has a Master’s degree from Indiana State University and is trained in CLASSworks™, differentiation, Six Traits Writing, Ruby Payne, and Four Block.
Dr. Schauna Findlay – Consultant
Schauna has served as the Chief Academic Officer of Goodwill Education Initiatives in Indianapolis and was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the Indiana Department of Education. She was responsible for the state’s plan for implementing the Common Core State Standards. This included leading teachers, coaches, professors, and content experts in the development of state curriculum maps which serve as a starting point for schools to develop curriculum, resources which support the standards, and formative assessments which align with the curriculum. Dr. Findlay currently serves on the English Language Arts Technical Work Group for the PARCC consortium and is President of Indiana ASCD.
Dr. Stacey Hughes – Consultant
Stacey has been a high school biology an avid web programmer and is the ￼teacher, building administrator, superintendent, creator of QuestionPress, an online ￼and assistant superintendent of student learning at classroom response tool. the Indiana Department of Education. Stacey led the district through the process of implementing Quality School practices including establishing weekly professional learning communities and developing formative assessments. As assistant superintendent of student learning, her duties included directing and managing the areas of career and technical education, curriculum and instruction, Title I, Title III, and special education. She has submitted winning applications for over $1 million in grants, mentors and observes new teachers, and she facilitated the development of readiness and end of course exams in science, English/Language Arts and fine and related arts.
Dr. Kirk Freeman – Consultant
Kirk is a professional consultant an avid web programmer and is the ￼￼who has inspired thousands nationwide, presenting workshops, keynote speeches, and ccoaching on a variety of topics that enable administrators, teachers, parents, coaches, and other leaders to achieve the PERFECT process. His past roles include military officer, educator, coach, school administrator, and college professor, accounting for more than 25 years in leadership roles. Through his experiences and expertise, Kirk has created an uncommonly effective process to achieve excellence–to include assisting schools in planning and implementing RtI, RISE, and other effective school reforms. Kirk is the founder of Kirk Freeman Consulting and lives in Brazil, Indiana with his wife and children.