In this new blog series we would like to take a moment to introduce the fabulous team of Project Tomorrow. In the following weeks we will be introducing the Project Tomorrow team! Please be sure to check back next week to meet our newest team member Meg Lewis!
Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org
), one of the nation’s leading education nonprofit organizations.
Project Tomorrow (formally known as NetDay) is dedicated to empowering K-12 students, teachers and parents to have a larger voice in improving education and learning especially in the areas of science, math and technology. Ms. Evans has been CEO of this organization since 1999 and during that tenure has created several innovative initiatives to impact education including the nationally heralded Speak Up Research Project which annually collects and reports on the authentic views of almost 500,000 K-12 students, parents and educators on education issues each year. Ms. Evans serves as the chief strategist researcher on this important initiative. Over the past ten years, over 3 million K-12 students, teachers and parents representing over 35,000 schools from all 50 states and the District of Columbia have participated in the Speak Up Project.
Prior to this position, Ms. Evans enjoyed a successful 17-year career in national and regional sales and marketing management with Unisys and two education technology startups. Ms. Evans is a graduate of Brown University and serves on several nonprofit boards and advisory councils including the Project Tomorrow Board of Directors, the Reaching At-Promise Students Association Advisory Board, and the TechSETS Advisory Board. She has also served on the Advisory Boards for the 2009 Horizon K-12 Report and the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Horizon Higher Education Reports.
Ms. Evans was selected in 2003 as a Frances Hesselbein Community Innovation Fellow and is a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on children, education and technology issues. In April 2008, Ms. Evans was named as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Education Technology over the past 10 years by eSchool News, a leading national education publication.
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-The Project Tomorrow Team