Together We're StrongerYour Education Consulting Team
CEO and Founder
A 26-year youth development and education sector veteran, Mike is an expert in helping organizations design, manage and improve educational programs for young people. He has extensive experience recruiting, coaching, and supporting senior leaders in schools, school systems, and education non-profit organizations.
Partner & Executive Director, Consulting
Angie has over 20 years of experience in the education sector. While starting her career in the classroom (K-12 and higher education), she has also been a strategy consultant at the Parthenon Group (now Parthenon E-Y); program designer and implementer; as well as a C-suite executive at College Track, a national education reform organization. While at Teach for America, she was responsible for a portfolio of regional fundraising ($250M+) and has deep expertise in analytics and the intersection of fundraising and finance. She has managed very large teams in all stages of growth (turn around, start-up, etc), and has extensive expertise in leveraging the power of technology for educational organizations.
Partner & Chief Operating Officer
Luis Rodriguez brings 20 years of experience in both the private and education sector. Luis grew to be a senior leader at Accenture where he supported high-tech clients in the organizational redesign, portfolio management, and systems implementation. Luis transitioned to the public sector through the Broad Residency in Urban Education and completed his Residency with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Luis served in a partner role at The Learning Accelerator, which focused on high-quality blended learning in public schools. He founded Oakland Enrolls a non-profit with a mission to support under-resourced families to participate in school choice and advocate for their rights. Over 5 years, the organizations served over 40,000 families, partnered with charter and district school leaders, and facilitated community-led equity enrollment initiatives. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, an MS in Strategy from the University of Texas, and an MA in Educational Leadership from The Broad Center. He lives in Denver with his wife and two kids.
Executive Director, Search
Erin Keller serves as the Executive Director of Search for Stronger Consulting. Erin started her career in education as a high school teacher creating her own connections with her students and supporting them in their transition to college, adulthood, and beyond. Erin continued to dedicate her career to education as senior director of recruitment and selection for The Broad Residency. Every day, she worked to improve the level of attention, service, and care given to each candidate during the selection process. Erin was selected to be a leader on the Launch Team, responsible for the transition of The Broad Center in Los Angeles to The Broad Center at Yale SOM.
Between teaching and joining The Broad Center, Erin worked with City Year in Los Angeles, where she developed partnerships with schools across the city and coached 200 school-based corps members to deliver data-informed tutoring interventions. In addition to her work to improve public education on a national scale, Erin serves as a board member of New Heights Charter School in Los Angeles. The school, which serves students in grades K-8, balances academic rigor with a nurturing school culture so students develop socially and emotionally as they learn.
Chief of Staff & Director of People
Kelley Hampton has worked in the youth development and education sector for over ten years. Most recently, she served as director of school leader hiring for Alliance College-Ready Public Schools in Los Angeles. In this role, Kelley managed external recruitment and selection of school leadership and helped build leadership pipeline programs. Previously, as part of the Broad Residency in Urban Education, she served as the director of strategic growth for Equitas Charter Academy, where she established organization-wide data and compliance systems. Kelley has also served as the director of programs for Break the Cycle, a national non-profit supporting youth experiencing dating abuse where she led program development, evaluation, and capacity-building initiatives for schools and other youth-serving agencies improving their response to gender-based violence. Kelley lives in Dallas, Texas.
Jake LeClair is an entrepreneur and life coach specializing in helping individuals achieve their fullest potential, with particular expertise working with individuals entering a stage of transition. Jake’s evidence-based coaching model builds on his years of practical experience to bring a special alchemy to his approach. Jake is a graduate of Cornell University and has more than 30 years of expertise working with horses, his co-facilitators alongside him in his coaching practice. Jake joins the team at Stronger after a successful corporate sales career, his experience affords him a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities our client partners face in their work and organizations.
Tyler is an eager and passionate recent college graduate who is set on making an impact on the lives of students. From his experience in coaching and developing youth leaders from a young age, Tyler brings a unique and fresh perspective to our team. Multiple years of 1:1 in-person coaching has prepared him to bring his personal passion for caring for and supporting others to his work. Tyler has grown into many different roles at Stronger Consulting; these include coordinating and managing multiple search projects, organizing and streamlining company financial operations, and driving the company’s social media marketing campaigns.
A native of San Diego, and graduate of CSU, Chico, Tyler enjoys spending his free time in the gym and outdoors where he dedicates his time to training himself and others to develop a passion for health and fitness.
Sheronda Helton is an accomplished leader in educational equity. With over a decade of experience in the sector beginning as a Special Education teacher in LAUSD and recently serving as the National Director of Public Partnerships at HopSkipDrive she has implemented innovative youth development programs and cultivated strategic program and business partnerships. Previously at HopSkipDrive Sheronda supported systems-wide change impacting foster and homeless youth, creating the infrastructure and systems to expand services across the country to serve over 6,000 schools. Sheronda is a native of Detroit and lived in Los Angeles for 13 years before moving to the D.C. area to work with the National School Board Association in their Equity and Member Services Department. She holds an MA in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University and a BA in Psychology from Grambling State University.
Jodie is a senior education leader, with over 15 years’ experience leading national and local education programs in the US and UK. In the UK, Jodie led the expansion of its Charter school program; opening 300 schools in three years and led work to build strategic partnerships between Charter Management Organizations and local school districts. In the US, Jodie led the development and implementation of a new teacher evaluation system for the New York City Department for Education. Most recently Jodie worked at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools in Los Angeles, developing their organizational strategy and leading on their governance change program.
As a consultant, Jodie has led work on a variety of high-profile projects including establishing government and private sector partnerships to deliver national Apprenticeship reforms, establishing a strategic plan to improve teacher retention in New York City, and developing a Playbook for Partnership for Los Angeles Schools.
Nana is a committed and equity-minded education leader with significant experience leading strategy, analysis, and innovation across a variety of education organizations. Most recently, she served as the Director of Enrollment Planning and Policy for Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). At OUSD, she developed and executed on a strategy grounded in equity to increase access to quality schools for more students and families. In addition to school districts, Nana has experience advising education nonprofits; she led strategic plan development and implementation for the CEO of Summer Search, a college access and success organization. Nana began her career in management consulting at Bain & Company. Nana has a BA magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, two Master’s degrees in education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and an MA in Ed. Leadership from The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems.
Consultant - Search & Recruiting, Talent Consulting
Whitney Hill’s commitment of working towards educational equity in public education began in 2009 when she joined Houston ISD as an elementary teacher through Teach For America. Since leaving the classroom in 2012, Whitney has devoted her time to supporting more than 20 executive directors, 70 principals, and countless hiring managers as a talent recruiter for both Houston ISD and Teach For America. Her work has centered on building strategic hiring plans, creating rigorous hiring tools, and advocating and sourcing for diverse talent. In the summer of 2019, Whitney joined Teach For America Houston as the MD, Development supporting corporate and foundations fundraising.
Ngozi is a dedicated educator focused on creating meaningful learning opportunities for all students. She fell in love with education as an 8th grader when she tutored a 4th grader who hated Math. The urge to change his mind put her on the path to teaching. Since then, she has been an elementary teacher, both in the USA and abroad, a curriculum fellow, a teacher coach, and a school operations team member. Ngozi is passionate about designing equitable systems that put students’ and teachers’ needs at the center.
Ngozi calls Brooklyn, NY her hometown. She graduated with distinction from Duke University with degrees in Public Policy and Education. She continues to explore the intersection of curriculum, equity, and technology while living and working in West Africa.
Greg has 18 years of experience designing transformative learning experiences for learners from high school students to leaders of school systems. For more than 10 years, Greg was a leader in designing and evaluating executive education convenings, first for senior school system executives at The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems and later for university students with Net Impact, where he worked with Toyota, SAP, and Unilever to execute design-thinking workshops on four continents. He has authored more than 30 curriculum units for high school and university students with the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), and has delivered over 100 workshops for global audiences in English and Spanish.