About Us

EXPLO Elevate is a global innovative schools cooperative.

Our mission is to help schools design, build, implement, and continuously improve the environments needed for all learners to thrive now and in the future. EXPLO Elevate is a division of Exploration Learning, a 43-year old non-profit international leader in education innovation. EXPLO inspires students and teachers to explore the world of people and ideas, and to experience the joy of learning in pursuit of purpose and meaning.

Our Team

Moira Kelly
President, Exploration Learning

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Mark Greenlaw
Executive Director, EXPLO Elevate

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Dave Hamilton
Director of Programs, EXPLO Elevate

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Sudipti Kumar
Director of Research and Content Development, EXPLO Elevate

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Paloma Cotton-Herman
School Engagement Manager, EXPLO Elevate

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David Torcoletti
Head of Programs, EXPLO Boston

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Amanda Riegel

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Board Members

Jon Chang

Head of Consumer Growth, U.S.
New York, New York, USA

Elliot Hacker

Compliance Officer
Chair, Audit and Legal Committee
E. Hacker Consulting
Andover, Massachusetts, USA

Brian Hughes

Chair, EXPLO Studio Committee
Chairman and Director R&D
HBN Shoe
San Antonio, Texas, USA

Sharon Jacquet

Vice Chairman
JP Morgan Private Bank
New York, New York

Izzy Kasdin

Executive Director
Historical Society of Princeton
Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Alan Kump

Chair, Finance Committee
Director of Finance
Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA

Jody Sherman LeVos

Vice President, Child and Family Development
Oakland, California, USA

Daniel Mantell, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President, Investment Strategy
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Wendall Mitchell

Board Chair
Senior Real Estate Counsel
Albertsons Companies
Oakland, California, USA

Rekha Murthy

Chair, Governance Committee
Public Media and Podcast Consultant
Arlington, Massachusetts, USA

Adam Newman

Founder and Managing Partner
Tyton Partners
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Chris Toy

Project Director
Center for Innovation
Thomas College
Bath, Maine, USA

Scott Traylor

Founder 360 Kid
San Mateo, California, USA


Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Management Claremont Graduate University
His pioneering work on flow led to his seminal work,
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
Claremont, California, USA

Dr. Barry Fishman

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Learning Technologies, University of Michigan
Co-author of the Obama administration’s 2010 U.S. National Educational Technology Plan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Dr. Deborah Hirsch

President, Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching
and Learning, MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Pasi Sahlberg

Gonski Institute for Education, The University of New South Wales
Author, Finnish Lessons
Grawemeyer Award Winner
Sydney, Australia

Dr. Jim Spohrer

Director, Cognitive Open Tech, IBM
Director, Global University Programs and Cognitive Systems Institute
San Francisco, California, USA

Dr. Yong Zhao

Foundation Distinguished Scholar, University of Kansas
Author, World Class Learners
Lawrence, Kansas, USA

Featured Partners

The Bridgeway Group works with Elevate members schools on stakeholder engagement, strategic trust, and conflict management.

Mint Chip Studios works with Elevate member schools on leadership coaching for learning, collaboration and innovation.

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