Leaders turn to Lisa Diaz when they need to shape ideas into strategies and create an organizational culture that unites teams and positions them to thrive. With more than 20 years of experience, Lisa guides organizations and leaders through the rigorous exploration of values, mission, vision, goals and impact, using processes and tools that advance and align their teams. Her probing, insightful questions spark conversation and creative thinking, and her customized approach is responsive, flexible and timely, based on client needs.
Laura is the resident research enthusiast, bringing evidence and data to help education leaders and teams solve real problems of practice. She has 10+ years of experience working in K-12 and higher education research, technical assistance, and project management. Recently, Laura led the publications work of a USDOE-funded resource center. Laura managed and wrote reports and toolkits […]
After more than 25 years in the education world, Kelly Cadman is Lumen’s on-the-ground expert for school founding, improvement and quality, and operations. She has brought innovation to her work with schools since the very beginning of her career in education as a traditional public-school teacher in Douglasville, Georgia. In that position, she pushed the envelope for school […]
Stephanie brings experience from an educator’s perspective to Lumen Impact Group. As an educator for 9 years, Stephanie worked in both charter and traditional public schools in Michigan and South Carolina teaching in urban, suburban and rural environments.
Cori has worked in education for the last 13 years, as a teacher, researcher, project manager, and consultant. Recently, Cori worked on special projects for First 8 Memphis, a pre-k advocacy organization in Memphis, Tennessee. Cori also served as a research associate at The George Washington University for six years where she conducted two longitudinal […]
Dr. Kelli Peterson is deeply invested in high-quality schools, having served as a teacher and school administrator across various cities including Brooklyn, Cleveland, Atlanta, and Nashville. Additionally, Dr. Peterson has served as a local system leader and state system leader as the Assistant Superintendent for the Louisiana Department of Education. As a local system leader, […]
Barbara works with teams to help them manage the intricate details of their projects. She brings attention to detail and attentive listening to the Lumen Impact Team, to ensure accuracy and compliance for high-stakes programs. Barbara has spent the past 10 years in education, both as a teacher and a mentor. In addition to her […]