Rooted in Innovation

At Evergreen Education, we believe in the power of diverse perspectives to shape the future of education. Our team is a unique blend of passionate educators with a wide range of backgrounds, including current and former teachers, administrators, superintendents, higher education faculty, and school board members.

With a shared vision to revolutionize the way students learn and teachers teach, our team brings a wealth of experience and insights from all corners of the educational landscape. We understand the challenges faced by educators, administrators, and policymakers—because we’ve faced them ourselves—and we are committed to providing innovative solutions that address the evolving needs of modern education.

Our collaborative approach ensures that every solution we develop is rooted in evidence-based practices, empowering educators with the tools they need to inspire and engage their students effectively. From cutting-edge technology to research-backed strategies, we strive to create a seamless bridge between classroom learning and real-world application.

As a team of lifelong learners, we are constantly evolving, staying ahead of the curve in the ever-changing world of education. Our commitment to continuous improvement drives us to explore new ideas, experiment with emerging technologies, and refine our offerings to meet the demands of 21st-century education.

Join us on this transformative journey. Together, we’ll redefine education and inspire the leaders of tomorrow!

Our Contributors

Alli McKee

Alli is an entrepreneur who built Stick.ai, an AI startup, while in grad school at Stanford. After her company was acquired by Google, she became the Head of Product Development at Google Slides, where she now oversees the implementation of AI across that product. Alli previously taught Entrepreneurial Leadership at the and worked at Bain Consulting.

Mike Yates

Mike is a Senior Product Designer at Teach for America’s The Reinvention Lab where he works on AI products that usher in the future of learning in fresh, new, and innovative ways. Previously a TNTP Fellow and Social Studies teacher, he now runs the Schoolish Podcast/Newsletter where he pokes and prods ‘the system’ to motivate for change.

Dr. Samira Rajabi

Samira has been leading the adoption of technology at the CU-Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information since serving as the first Director of Technology Influenced Pedagogy. As a faculty member teaching in the Spring of 2023, Samira transformed her pedagogy to incorporate Al tools and support students' use of them.

Dr. Diane Lauer

As the Chief Academic Officer in the St. Vrain Valley School District, Diane directs the academic support for 33,000 students and professional learning for 4,500+ personnel. A nonstop innovator, she was one of the first to adopt AI-informed pedagogy in Spring 2022 and push against broad bans of tools like ChatGPT. Diane first taught middle school social studies.

Dr. Derek Rouch

A SpEd paraeducator-turned-teacher-turned-CTO, Derek is passionate about technology's potential to impact learning. He is proud to serve as Technology Director for Nuview Union School District in Southern California, and enjoys moonlighting as the Chief Technology Officer for the California Association for the Gifted, and adjunct faculty for Purdue University Global's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Ryan Findley

A Product+Learning guru, Ryan has served as C-Suite executive of multiple education companies, including one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative in the World.” Speaking at TEDx in 2019, Ryan warned of technology-driven changes coming to education and he’s been immersed in the role of AI in education ever since. Ryan is a former Leadership teacher.