Our Board


Jim_GuthrieJames W. Guthrie

Holds three degrees from Stanford University and is the first appointed Senior Fellow at the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Formerly, he was the State of Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction, and a tenured full professor at Vanderbilt University and UC Berkeley. Professor Guthrie has been a consultant to the governments of Armenia, Australia, Chile, Guyana, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Romania, and South Africa. He is the author of 20 books, and more than 200 professional and scholarly articles.





Patrick_SchuermannPatrick J. Schuermann

Holds three academic degrees (Furman and Vanderbilt Universities) and is a research assistant professor at Vanderbilt University where he is the director of Vanderbilt’s Abu Dhabi Leadership Development project and the Director of the Tennessee / Shanghai shared leadership initiative. He has authored numerous articles and books including “Successful School Leadership: Planning, Politics, Performance and Power” the anchor text in the Peabody Instructional Leadership Series. Also, his book “Leading Schools to Success: Constructing and Sustaining High-Performing Learning Cultures” is used in districts and graduate programs across the nation.





Ted_HesselbringTheodore Hasselbring

Holds three degrees form Indiana University and is a Research Professor at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hasselbring has conducted research on the use of technology for enhancing learning in students with mild disabilities and those who are at-risk of school failure. He has authored more than one hundred articles and book chapters on learning and technology and serves on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He is a major contributor tote development of Read 180, the nation’s most widely deployed computer assisted instructional program.