With an exceptional gift for helping educators create engaging and contemporary programs, Brandon’s work directly lifts learners. I have seen him in action in a neighborhood school, a district office, a national school consortium and with global organizations and in each instance, he is consistently clear, informed, and productive. His communication skills are outstanding and inspirational because he genuinely listens. Brandon is a natural-born leader who is making a difference in education.
Brandon is a tremendous advocate for student voice and agency in schools. He is committed to listening to others, engaging with them, and designing the best opportunities for them to succeed. The value he places on relationships and those he works with is hard to come by. He’s an exceptionally caring colleague and visionary leader who I have no doubt will make a notable impact everywhere he goes and with everyone he works with and for.
I had the pleasure of working with Brandon through our national work around deeper learning. He is that rare leader in the education innovation space whose background includes classroom, administrative, district and network-building expertise. He has deep understanding of project-based learning (PBL) and effective instructional supports that lead to meaningful and relevant learning experiences for students. Combine this with his keen strategic thinking, instinct to collaborate and support, and you have the hallmarks of a great organizational leader.