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About Great Minds

A group of education leaders founded Great Minds® in 2007 to advocate for a more content-rich, comprehensive education for all children. In pursuit of that mission, Great Minds brings together teachers and scholars to create exemplary instructional materials that provide joyful rigor to learning, spark and reward curiosity, and impart knowledge with equal parts delight.

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Our Mission

At Great Minds we want to make the world a more knowledge-rich place. We know every child is capable of greatness. We are here to improve Pre-K through grade 12 education by supporting teachers with best-in-class curriculum materials and implementation products and services in math, English, science, history and other subjects. Best-in-class curriculum is knowledge-driven, coherent, uses research-based instructional methods that are proven to work for all learners, including but not limited to striving readers, students with dyslexia and English language learners.

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Our Leadership

David Blair

Chief Business Operations Officer

David leads initiatives aimed at achieving operational excellence across the enterprise. He guides t...

Chad Colby

Senior Director – Communications

Chad brings more than 23 years of experience in communications to Great Minds. He has served in thre...

Jill Diniz

Chief Product Officer

Jill directs the continued development of Great Minds’ Eureka Math® curriculum and all its supportin...

Pam Goodner

Chief Knowledge Officer - Science

Pam leads a team of teacher-writers in developing PhD Science®, Great Minds’ latest curriculum offer...

Lorraine Griffith

Chief Knowledge Officer - Humanities

Lorraine oversees the development of the Great Minds Humanities curriculum and supporting products. ...

JULIE HUSTON

Chief Revenue Officer

Julie leads a dynamic sales team that is fulfilling the growing demand from districts nationwide for...

SEAN MULCAHY

General Counsel

Sean is responsible for all Great Minds’ legal affairs. Sean joined the company in September 2019 as...

SYDNEY NORTON

Chief Marketing Officer

Sydney comes to us from The Martin Agency where she accumulated 25 years of diverse marketing experi...

ANDREA PERSILY

Chief Financial Officer

Andrea comes to us from FLG Partners, a financial consulting and advisory practice of experienced CF...

Selvam Ratinasabapati

Chief Information Officer

Selvam serves as the chief information officer (CIO) at Great Minds, leading the information technol...

RICHESH RUCHIR

Chief Technology Officer

Richesh is leading Great Minds’ efforts to make our exemplary curricula and resources widely accessi...

RACHEL STACK

Chief Academic Officer

Rachel oversees all aspects of the Great Minds Humanities curriculum and professional development. S...

JOHN WHITE

Chief Success Officer

John White serves as Chief Success Officer, responsible for ensuring that Great Minds products meet ...

RODNEY WHITMORE

Chief Human Resources Officer

Rodney brings extensive experience in leading human resources departments across multiple industries...

Tom Kuo

Board Member

Tom is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at A-Street. Prior to A-Street, Tom was a Managing Directo...

Nell McAnelly

Chairman

Co-Director Emeritus of the Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy at Louisiana State University Ne...

Serena McCalla, PhD

Board Member

Serena has dedicated her life to the advancement of science and to science education with the nation...

Lynne Munson

CEO & Founder

CEO and founder Lynne Munson launched Great Minds® in 2007 as a research and advocacy organization i...

Maria Neria

Board Member

Former Vice President, New York State United Teachers Maria Neira, an elementary school bilingual te...

Christopher Sprigman

Board Member

Sprigman is the Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law. He came to the ...

Marc Sternberg

Board Member

Marc Sternberg is Co-Founder and Managing Director of A-Street. Prior to launching A-Street, Marc se...

Jason Griffiths

Interim Executive Director

Director of Programs at the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education The National Academy of A...

Chi Kim

Chairman

Chi Kim serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Edge, Inc. a private operating foundation dedi...

Maria Neira

Secretary

Former Vice President, New York State United Teachers Maria Neira, an elementary school bilingual te...

Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

Shaywitz is the Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development at Yale University and Co-Founder...

Dr. James Tanton

Board Member

Dr. James Tanton earned his PhD in mathematics from Princeton University. He is an author, a consult...

    David Blair

    Chief Business Operations Officer

    David leads initiatives aimed at achieving operational excellence across the enterprise. He guides t...

    Chad Colby

    Senior Director – Communications

    Chad brings more than 23 years of experience in communications to Great Minds. He has served in thre...

    Jill Diniz

    Chief Product Officer

    Jill directs the continued development of Great Minds’ Eureka Math® curriculum and all its supportin...

    Pam Goodner

    Chief Knowledge Officer - Science

    Pam leads a team of teacher-writers in developing PhD Science®, Great Minds’ latest curriculum offer...

    Lorraine Griffith

    Chief Knowledge Officer - Humanities

    Lorraine oversees the development of the Great Minds Humanities curriculum and supporting products. ...

    JULIE HUSTON

    Chief Revenue Officer

    Julie leads a dynamic sales team that is fulfilling the growing demand from districts nationwide for...

    SEAN MULCAHY

    General Counsel

    Sean is responsible for all Great Minds’ legal affairs. Sean joined the company in September 2019 as...

    SYDNEY NORTON

    Chief Marketing Officer

    Sydney comes to us from The Martin Agency where she accumulated 25 years of diverse marketing experi...

    ANDREA PERSILY

    Chief Financial Officer

    Andrea comes to us from FLG Partners, a financial consulting and advisory practice of experienced CF...

    Selvam Ratinasabapati

    Chief Information Officer

    Selvam serves as the chief information officer (CIO) at Great Minds, leading the information technol...

    RICHESH RUCHIR

    Chief Technology Officer

    Richesh is leading Great Minds’ efforts to make our exemplary curricula and resources widely accessi...

    RACHEL STACK

    Chief Academic Officer

    Rachel oversees all aspects of the Great Minds Humanities curriculum and professional development. S...

    JOHN WHITE

    Chief Success Officer

    John White serves as Chief Success Officer, responsible for ensuring that Great Minds products meet ...

    RODNEY WHITMORE

    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Rodney brings extensive experience in leading human resources departments across multiple industries...

    Tom Kuo

    Board Member

    Tom is a Co-Founder and Managing Director at A-Street. Prior to A-Street, Tom was a Managing Directo...

    Nell McAnelly

    Chairman

    Co-Director Emeritus of the Gordon A. Cain Center for STEM Literacy at Louisiana State University Ne...

    Serena McCalla, PhD

    Board Member

    Serena has dedicated her life to the advancement of science and to science education with the nation...

    Lynne Munson

    CEO & Founder

    CEO and founder Lynne Munson launched Great Minds® in 2007 as a research and advocacy organization i...

    Maria Neria

    Board Member

    Former Vice President, New York State United Teachers Maria Neira, an elementary school bilingual te...

    Christopher Sprigman

    Board Member

    Sprigman is the Murray and Kathleen Bring Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law. He came to the ...

    Marc Sternberg

    Board Member

    Marc Sternberg is Co-Founder and Managing Director of A-Street. Prior to launching A-Street, Marc se...

    Jason Griffiths

    Interim Executive Director

    Director of Programs at the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education The National Academy of A...

    Chi Kim

    Chairman

    Chi Kim serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Pure Edge, Inc. a private operating foundation dedi...

    Maria Neira

    Secretary

    Former Vice President, New York State United Teachers Maria Neira, an elementary school bilingual te...

    Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

    Shaywitz is the Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development at Yale University and Co-Founder...

    Dr. James Tanton

    Board Member

    Dr. James Tanton earned his PhD in mathematics from Princeton University. He is an author, a consult...
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