Dr. David R. Schuler, a national education leader and superintendent in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, is passionate about the importance of community service learning and preparing all students to be college, career and life ready.
Dr. Schuler launched Redefining Ready!, a national initiative around post-secondary readiness, during his time as 2015-16 president of AASA, The School Superintendents Association. In 2018, Dr. Schuler was named the Illinois Superintendent of the Year and that same year he was named the AASA National Superintendent of the Year.
Dr. Schuler earned his bachelor’s degree from Carroll University and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Kathy Hurley is a 45-year veteran of the education industry. Throughout her career, Kathy has served in top positions in both publishing and technology companies, including executive positions with Pearson and IBM. In December 2014, Kathy retired from Pearson where she spent ten years and served as Executive Vice President Education Alliances, for the Pearson Foundation. Kathy was selected as a Fellow of the Advanced Leadership Initiative (ALI) at Harvard University and completed the program in 2014. Upon completion, Kathy co-founded a global non-profit organization called Girls Thinking Global, which has since donated its assets to the Women’s Education Project, where Kathy sits on the Board of Directors. Kathy is also a national and international speaker on leadership, diversity in the business world and gender equity issues. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for several for-profit and non-profit organizations in the education industry. In June of 2019, Kathy received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Education Technology from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Kathy is the co-editor of Real Women, Real Leaders: Surviving and Succeeding in the Business World (Wiley) with Priscilla Shumway.
Inside Sales Manager
Chris is a proud resident of Avon, Connecticut. He is a sophomore at Boston College studying finance with a co-concentration in entrepreneurship. He plays on the club table tennis team and manages the BC Varsity basketball team.
Lizzie Johnson, an international studies and economics student at Boston College, comes from Rosemount, Minnesota. She loves spending time outdoors, reading, and experiencing new places– especially trying new food. At Boston College, she volunteers at the Campus School and the Student Admissions Program, mentors younger international studies students, and is a member of the Women Innovators Network.
As an implementation specialist at Transeo, Lizzie looks forward to applying her listening, collaboration, and problem solving skills to provide clients the best possible experience. She believes strongly in Transeo’s mission of creating an easier way for students and their supporters to track and apply all they have achieved. Lizzie looks forward to contributing to and learning from Transeo’s diverse and talented team and maintaining relationships with Transeo customers.
Molly currently attends Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She is a Speech Pathology and Audiology major and is on the university Irish Dance team. At Marquette, she is involved in a number of organizations including the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association and Students for an Environmentally Active Campus.
As a Transeo Intern, Molly has worked to rewrite the product implementation process and aids in sales, marketing, administrative duties, and customer service. She is excited to use her communication skills to ensure Transeo is being used to exemplify the greatness in all school communities. Molly is excited to be at the forefront of change and innovation, watching Transeo truly transform futures.
VP of Sales
After spending over a decade as a leader in award-winning organizations supporting students, Ken saw first-hand the problems facing today’s schools and the challenge of preparing students to be work-ready, for post-secondary education, and ultimately, to live a fulfilled life. First as a consultant and now in software, Ken has found avenues to empower schools across America to redefine readiness, so that all students have the opportunity to thrive.
Ken was recognized at PeopleAdmin and PowerSchool for his work helping schools hire top talent, improve their management systems, and perfect their professional learning processes. Now at Transeo, he sees the opportunity to enhance students’ community service engagement and provide them with much-needed work-readiness experiences.
VP of Content and Curriculum
Dustin has worked in K-12 and Higher Education for over 15 years. Throughout his professional career, he has served as a School Counselor, Club Advisor, Graduate Professor and now Assistant Superintendent.
Dustin’s passion for the Transeo team comes from years of frustration with tracking community service through paper forms and lack of administrative assistance in overseeing the process of goal setting. With Transeo, Dustin is excited to help create opportunities for students to set achievable goals, give back to their communities while feeling supported by their School, and provide post-secondary institutions an insight into the work we are doing with our students on community service.
Director of Logistics
Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Owen currently attends Boston College. He is a political science major, plays on the BC lacrosse team, and is an Eagle Scout.
In addition to working with the business development team to ensure an effective logistical roll-out, Owen manages all of Transeo’s interns. He is excited to use his talents to help make communities better around the country.
Director of Strategic Communications
A former award-winning reporter, Jennifer helps advance public education through strategic communication and compelling storytelling.
In her role as communications supervisor for the second largest high school district in Illinois, Jennifer works with local and regional reporters to proactively pitch stories and create content on multiple platforms — video, emails, social media, blogs and newsletters. Jennifer is excited to use these skills to show how Transeo empowers and celebrates service learning in schools.
Outside of work, Jennifer is pursuing a master’s degree in public relations and advertising at DePaul University and travels as often as she can.
As the founder of digital consulting studio 162, Jimmy has years of tech and product development experience under his belt working with companies across America. Throughout his career, he has worked on challenges across a variety of industries, helping clients and users understand the product’s digital voice.
In his role at Transeo, he is responsible for all of the integrated systems, as well as ensuring that partner schools have a seamless and efficient launch. He is excited to innovate directly at the intersection of technology and social change as the company works to make community service learning more accessible and efficient for schools across the country.
Don is an experienced educational leader and has served in the roles of teacher, principal, and Chief School Improvement Officer. Upon completion of his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Don accepted a position as principal in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), and under his leadership, his school was rated one of the top 100 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Later, he co-founded TeacherMatch, a research consortium focused on helping districts make more effective hiring choices. Don is now excited to help schools and districts transform their communities by empowering students with the Transeo community service platform.