Kimberly Mitchell

Founder/ CEO

Teach for America 1991 corps member in Compton, CA (5th grade); continued teaching  in Compton as well as Colegio Americano in Quito, Ecuador (kindergarten) and East Los Angeles (middle school science and ELA)

Chief Sealth HS Vice Principal (Seattle) and Elementary Principal at American Community School in Ahtens, Greece (launched the PYP program in 1998)

Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Partner Engagement Officer, Teach For All (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

BA, Skidmore College (History and Philosophy), MA, Stanford University (Administration and Policy Analysis; Principal credential)




Katleiah Ramos

Sovay Hansen

Amy Satin Spinelli

Founder / COO

Business development, producer and product manager of educational technology companies including Taskstream (NYC), Thomson Reuters (Hong Kong), Learn Technologies (NYC) and ACTV (NYC), developing innovative technology platforms for teaching, learning and research

Entrepreneur and consultant, advising in areas such as college admissions, strategic planning and leadership development, and corporate attorney

JD, Harvard Law School, BA, Colgate University (Philosophy and Asian Studies/Japanese)


Erin Gustafson


Erin designs the training and facilitation of Inquiry Partners’ virtual coaching and in-person demonstrations. Erin’s background is in teaching, education policy and qualitative research. As a fifth grade teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District, Erin was acknowledged for receiving the highest growth rating of all fifth grade classrooms in the district. Erin got her start in education through World Teach and the Harvard Institute for International Studies, teaching in a low-income rural public school in Finca Once, Costa Rica. After teaching for several years, Erin joined Teachers United as Director of Policy to lead their statewide policy research, review and advocacy work. She’s testified in front of legislative committees on bills relating to major initiatives including teacher evaluations, teacher preparation, professional development and alternative school models. Erin is a current Lecturer at the University of Washington’s College of Education Masters in Education Policy Program, where she teaches the Applied Qualitative Methods course. Erin has been active in her alma mater (Pomona College), where she earned a BA in English Literature. She earned her teaching credential from Chapman University.