bravEd embraces a true team concept, with partners from business, school leadership, and educational service providers.
Founder and Executive Director
John Tanner founded bravEd as a vehicle for creating a national movement towards a better educational accountability. The foundation of bravEd's work can be found in two books: The Accountability Mindset, and The Pitfalls of Reform. Much of the bravEd work is still delivered directly by him. Whether you are engaged in Induction, the Cohort, the Course, or the Community of Practice, what you will experience is the result of years of research and years more in the trenches, doing the work.
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bravEd relies on a number of team members who dedicate some or all of their time to the effort
Chief Recruitment Partner
Tech & Marketing Partner
Grassroots efforts grow best through the words of practitioners. bravEd started its Ambassador program in 2022 to formalize the efforts of those who both do and best represent the work. Our first two (and our most vitriolic) Ambassadors are listed below. More are on their way in the 2023-24 school year.
Dr. Greg Goins
Dr. Greg Goins is a veteran school administrator, teacher, author, speaker, and podcaster with more than 25 years of experience leading transformative change within education. Dr. Goins is currently a full-time professor and Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College in Kentucky and has 15 years of experience as a school district superintendent in Illinois. He is also an Educational Consultant (G2 Ed Solutions) and the host of the nationally acclaimed Reimagine Schools Podcast.
Dr. Jim Lloyd
Dr. Jim Lloyd just completed his 28th year as a public educator and 9th year as the superintendent for the Olmsted Falls City School District. He believes in inspiring and empowering students and staff to be transformative and has been frustrated with how the traditional educational system reports on and accounts for the value that it provides. He believes that by engaging all stakeholders through the collaborative process public education can elevate the lives, dreams and aspirations of the community. It’s not that test scores do not matter, says Lloyd, it’s that they are not enough and are too short sighted to describe the profound impact that transformative education has on our Nation’s youth.