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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.

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For Immediate Release:
June 17,2022
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Dr. Julie A. Evans
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Project Tomorrow Welcomes Michelle Green as Speak Up Project Director

Experienced education leader strengthens staff capabilities

IRVINE, CA (June 13, 2022)Dr. Julie A. Evans, Project Tomorrow CEO, announced today that Michelle Green will join the organization’s staff as Speak Up Project Director. Project Tomorrow is a national education nonprofit organization with a 26-year legacy of supporting innovation and new learning models in K-12 education nationwide. It is best known for its heralded Speak Up Research Project which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of K-12 students, parents and educators on key education issues including digital learning.

“We are delighted to have Michelle join the Project Tomorrow team in this leadership capacity. Michelle is a committed education leader with experience facilitating transformative change in teaching and learning at the school, district, and state levels. We look forward to having her expertise guide Speak Up as we expand our commitment to helping education leaders at all levels leverage the authentic feedback of K-12 stakeholders to improve education,” said Dr. Evans.   

As Speak Up Project Director, Michelle will be responsible for the daily operations of the Speak Up research process, managing its technology infrastructure and providing support to participating schools and districts. Michelle started her career as a classroom teacher. Most recently she was the Principal of a K-12 Virtual School and Technology Supervisor in Eagle Point School District 9 in Oregon. Prior to that Michelle was an eLearning Development Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education where she supported the development of leadership capacity within K-12 districts through the effective use of research and data insights on 1:1 implementation and digital learning.    

“The mission of Project Tomorrow resonates with me deeply and I am proud to be a part of the organization’s staff. When working with Indiana districts, we relied on the Speak Up Survey to drive critical dialogue and decisions. I’m excited for this opportunity to advance a shared vision of improving student learning and informing the sound development of education policy and programs,” Ms. Green noted.

About Project Tomorrow
Project Tomorrow’s nonprofit mission is to support the effective implementation of research-based learning experiences for students in K-12 schools. Project Tomorrow is particularly interested in the role of digital tools, content, and resources in supporting students’ development of college and career ready skills. The organization’s landmark research is the Speak Up Research Project which annually polls K-12 students, parents, educators, and community members about the impact of technology resources on learning experiences both in school and out of school, and represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder voice on digital learning. Since 2003, over 6.2 million K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, principals, technology leaders, district administrators and members of the community have shared their views and ideas through the Speak Up Project. Learn more at www.tomorrow.org.

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