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The vision of Project Tomorrow is to ensure that today’s students are well prepared to be tomorrow’s innovators, leaders and engaged citizens of the world.  We believe that by supporting the innovative uses of science, math and technology resources in our K-12 schools and communities, students will develop the critical thinking, problem solving and creativity skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st century.

Project Tomorrow Office

15707 Rockfield Boulevard, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92618
Main Phone: 949-609-4660
Fax: 949-609-4665
email

Our Team

Julie Evans

Julie Evans
Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 15
jevans@tomorrow.org or
julie@netday.org
Twitter

Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org), an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization that focuses on improving learning opportunities for student through the effective use of STEM resources.  

Dr. Evans has been CEO of this organization since 1999 and during that tenure has created several innovative initiatives to impact education including the heralded Speak Up Research Project which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of 500,000 K-12 students, parents and educators on education issues each year.  Dr. Evans serves as the lead strategist and chief researcher on the Speak Up Project as well as leading research efforts on the impact of mobile devices, digital content and blended learning models in both K-12 and higher education.  Over the past thirteen years, 5 million K-12 students, teachers and parents have participated in the Speak Up Project representing over 35,000 schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and around the world.    

Prior to this position, Dr. Evans enjoyed a successful career in national and regional sales and marketing management with Unisys and two education technology startups.  She is a graduate of Brown University and earned her doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, San Diego.  She serves on several boards and advisory councils including the Project Tomorrow Board of Directors, the FETC Advisory Board, the NCTET Board, Blackboard’s K-12 Advisory Council, the THE Journal Editorial Advisory Board and the Reaching At-Promise Students Association (RAPSA) Advisory Board.  Dr. Evans is a frequent speaker and writer on K-12 and higher education issues around digital learning.  In November 2015, she was named one of the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers nationwide by the Center for Digital Education.


Pilar Comparan

Pilar Comparan
Program Coordinator
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 11
pcomparan@tomorrow.org

Pilar is the Program Coordinator for the Tomorrow’s Teachers Initiative. She manages event and programs for the Educators Rising and Youth Teach 2 Learn programs. Native to Orange County, she herself took advantage of these program services at her High School. She attended San Jose State University as a first generation student and graduated with honors in 2014 with a Bachelor in Communications Studies. Pilar’s passion for education pushed her to found an organization at SJSU through the Associated Students, which is still active. Academics Leaders and Mentors Aiming for Success (A.L.M.A.S.) serves as a liaison between students and communities, through cultural and educational services. Pilar has previously a strong past of managing programs at science centers throughout California. In her free time Pilar enjoys traveling, volunteering and staying involved in her community.


Jenny Hostert

Jenny Hostert
Speak Up Operations Manager
Phone: 949 609-4660, Ext. 17
jhostert@tomorrow.org

Jenny Hostert is Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up Operations Manager. A native of San Clemente, California, Jenny grew up and attended college in Southern California, graduating with a BA in Sociology from UC-Santa Barbara in 2006. She joined Project Tomorrow in 2010 to lead the Speak Up National Research Project after spending 3 years working at Casa de Amma, a residential community for adults with disabilities. Jenny has a heart for non-profits, and is passionate about the ins and outs of making them successful. Jenny’s expertise includes Speak Up outreach communication and promotion efforts, technical issues and website management, and getting the Speak Up data back into the hands of the stakeholders. In her free time, Jenny enjoys weekends at the beach, traveling abroad, and spending time with family and friends.


Tina Kreditor

Tina Kreditor
Accounting Manager
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 14
accounting@tomorrow.org

Tina Kreditor is the Accounting Manager for Project Tomorrow, joining the team in 2007. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California. She earned her CPA certificate in 1990. After working at Price Waterhouse, Tina worked for a residential home builder, spent 10 years working in Real Estate Investments at Pacific Life in Newport Beach, and currently has her own business providing accounting consulting for closely-held companies. In her free time, Tina enjoys scrapbooking, reading and cheering on her USC Trojans!!


Judith Marciante

Judith Marciante
Website Designer and Developer
jmarciante@tomorrow.org

Judith Marciante has been the designer and front end developer of Project Tomorrow’s website since 2000. She has a BA in English and design, and has done post-graduate work in art, design and web development. Prior to starting her own web design business, she was a founding partner and Creative Director of Red Dot Interactive, one of the first interactive multimedia development companies in San Francisco. She focuses on responsive web site design, interface design, programming, web maintenance, and consultation for innovative businesses and non-profit organizations. In her free time, she enjoys playing mandolin and ukulele, urban walking, beach-going with her dog, and spending time with friends and family.


Nayssan Safavian

Nayssan Safavian
Education Research Analyst
Phone: 949-609-4660, Ext. 18
NSafavian@tomorrow.org

Nayssan joined the Project Tomorrow team as a Research Analyst in 2014. She recently earned her Ph.D. with an emphasis on Learning, Cognition, and Development from the School of Education at the University of California at Irvine (UCI). She also holds an M.A. in Education from UC Irvine and a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA. Her research focuses on understanding how students’ attitudes towards learning differentially inform their achievement-related choices, aspirations, and long-term success. Nayssan lectures on the subjects of adolescent and social development at UC Irvine, as well as collaborates with the California Motivation Project (UC Irvine) and the Quantitative Education Study Team (California State University, Fullerton). In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and trying new foods.


Nayssan Safavian

Amber Taylor
Director of Communications & Collaborations
703-201-4893
ataylor@tomorrow.org

For 20 years, Amber Taylor has been providing strategic communications planning and execution for a wide range of organizations, focusing on launching and building communications programs for groups working on education, environmental, research, technology, labor and economic issues. Her areas of expertise include media relations, social media, video production, content creation and website development. She has worked for Child Trends, First 5 California, American Institutes for Research, Presidential Awards for Mathematics & Science Teachers, Cable in the Classroom, National Public Lands Day and Alliance for American Manufacturing. Amber has an M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, and a B.A in political science and a certificate in political communications from Ohio University.

Kathy Bihr, Ed.D.
Vice President and Executive Director
Vice President and Executive Director
The Tiger Woods Learning Center, Tiger Woods Foundation

Phyllis Blaunstein
Senior Counsel
Widmeyer Communications

Kevin C. Daly, Ph.D.
CEO
MAXXess Systems, Inc.

Julie Evans
CEO
Project Tomorrow

Eric Frazier
President and CEO
The Power is Now

Rajeev Kapur
CEO
1105 Media

Joel Slutzky
Chairman Emeritus
Iteris, Inc
Project Tomorrow Founder

Gretchen Valentine
Managing Partner
RSM McGladrey, Inc.

Speak Up Advisory Council

Kari Arfstrom
Arfstrom Consulting

Mark Beadle
CEO
Sevenstar

Paul Caputo
Superintendent
Southern Columbia Area School District

Noelle Ellerson
Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy
AASA: The School Superintendents Association

Lori Gracey
Executive Director
TCEA

Lucy Gray
Independent Education Consultant
Lucy Gray Consulting

Tim Green, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education
California State University, Fullerton

Steve Hargadon
Director
The Learning Revolution Project and Web 2.0 Labs

Jen Humke
Program Officer, Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur Foundation

Ryan Imbriale
Executive Director
Department of Digital Learning
Baltimore County Public Schools

Mike Kaspar
Education Policy and Practice
National Education Association (NEA)

Kris Linville
Educational Technology Coordinator
Irvine Unified School District

Maribeth Luftglass
Chief Information Officer
Fairfax County Public Schools

Holly Lynde
Research and Policy Coordinator
Fiscal Analyst

Governmental Services and Research
Carl Vinson Institute of Government
The University of Georgia

Patrick Martin
ISS Coordinator Education Technology
Department of Defense Education Activity

Ann McMullan
Educational Technology Consultant

Jenith Mishne
Director
Educational Technology Services
Newport Mesa Unified School District

Barbara Moore
Technology Coordinator
Diocese of Wilmington

Tom Ryan
Chief Executive Officer
eLearn Institute

Kristy Sailors
Director of Educational Technology
Blue Valley Unified School District

Ben Smith
Educational Technology Program Specialist and STEM Project Lead 
Lincoln Intermediate Unit
Edtech Innovators

Vickey Sullivan
Technology Integration Specialist
Madison County School District

Barbara Treacy
Instructor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Digital Learning Consultant

Glen Warren
Coordinator of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries (LOL)
Encinitas Union School District

Mary Ann Wolf
Director of Digital Learning Programs
The Friday Institute


Speak Up International Advisory Council

Nasser Ahmed Al-Khori
Partnership Coordinator, Education Development Institute
Qatar Foundation
Qatar

Phil Bassett
Director of Chinese Education Services
Leadership Development International
China

Barend Blom
Principal
Tyndale Park Christian School
New Zealand

Tony Bradenburg
Global Education Consultant
Australia

Tim Bray
Director of EdTech
Cheongna Dalton School
Korea

Willie Brownlee
Administrator
Moncton Christian Academy
Canada

Wayne Burnett
Deputy Head, Primary, European Section
German European School Singapore
Singapore

Jeff Dungan
Instructional Technology Coach
Shanghai American School
China

Claudia Estrada
Educational Technology Coordinator/High School Technology Coach
American School of Guatemala
Guatemala

Dennis Grice
Digital Literacy Coach
Concordia International School Shanghai
China

Matt Harris, Ed.D.
Chief Consultant
International EdTech
Indonesia

Vibha Kothari
Quality Assurance Manager
Oxbridge Tutorial College
Nigeria

Tara Linney
Educational Technology Coach
Singapore American School
Singapore

Davey Neill
Grade 5 Teacher
Shanghai American School 
China

Thomas Penland
Head of School, Taejon Christian International School & School Founder, Gyeonggi Suwon International School
Korea

Daniela Silva
District Coordinator of 21st Century Learning
Qatar Foundation Schools
Qatar

Tim Shuman
Director for International Schools
Association of Christian Schools International
U.S.

Kari Stubbs, PhD
Vice President, Learning and Innovation
BrainPOP
U.S.

Carol Van Vooren, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, School of Education
California State University San Marcos
U.S.

Ufuk Yagci
Educational Technology Coordinator
MEF International School, Istanbul
Turkey


Tomorrow’s Teachers Speak Up Advisory Board

Steve Bautista
Santa Ana College

Joan Bissell
California State University

Dan Brown
Educators Rising

Jennifer Carinci
CAEP 

Wendy Cowan
Athens State University

Grace Doramus
 100Kin10

Mark A. Evans
Klein ISD

Peter Fishman
Deans for Impact

Melinda George
NCTAF

Tim Green
California State University, Fullerton

Laurie A. Henry
University of Kentucky

Kimberly Hughes
UTEACH Institute

Justin Hultman
Arizona State University

Zachary Levine
TEACH

Toni Jones
Eastern MI University College of Education

 

Wendy LaDuke
eSchool News

Rodrick S. Lucero
AACTE

Ann McMullan
Consultant

Jessica Mercerhill
Ohio Department of Higher Education

Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich
Indiana University

Sue Parsons
Cerritos College

Sandy Paxton
Ohio Department of Higher Education

Melissa Reed
Emporia State University

Justin Reich
MIT TILT

Patrick Riccards
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

Pat Stall
California State University San Marcos

Kim Tobey
National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs & Educator Preparation Field and Student Teaching Experiences

Lauren Woolley
Shelby County Schools