• What We Do at ImpactLab

    ImpactLab helps innovative teachers create solutions to problems in education.

    ImpactLab MICRO: A month-long program for teachers wanting to refine, prototype and build out an idea for improving education.

    Teacher Fellowship

    Entrepreneurial Skills, Coaching, Peer Networking

    At ImpactLab we believe teachers like you have the deepest insights into problems and possibilities in K12 education. Teachers, however, aren’t always viewed or supported as creative problem-solvers. Powerful ideas for improving education are often left at the table to gather dust.


    We're changing that.


    ImpactLab's Teacher Fellowship helps innovative educators build their insights into sustainable, replicable and scalable solutions.

    Over the course of 10 months the Teacher Fellowship provides coaching, expert mentoring and a variety of learning frameworks that impart practical how-to skills while cultivating a can-do entrepreneurial mindset. Fellows develop relationships with a cohort of peers from across the country. All the while Fellows build, test and launch their new "product".

    Sound interesting? If you're a teacher and want to keep up to date with ImpactLab programs and important dates, sign up here and follow us on Twitter.


    Or perhaps you are a school leader? As a differentiated, job-embedded professional development program, ImpactLab's Teacher Fellowship is a solution for schools and districts looking to develop and retain their most innovative teachers while building a culture of innovation that attracts talent to your team.

    Contact us to learn more.

  • Core Beliefs

    The ideas that drive us

    Elevate the Practitioners
    In any industry it is the practitioners who have the deepest insights into problems, solutions and possibilities. K12 education is no exception.

    • Invest in Individuals

    Individuals aren't widgets. They are creative beings who without warning may see a path to new possibilities. We need to spark self-awareness and cultivate capacity and a sense of agency within individuals - a belief reflected in all ImpactLab does.

    • Diversity Required

    If we are going to manifest a more equitable and adaptive education system we need to engage the full spectrum of stakeholders in envisioning and executing that reality.

    • Connect & Collaborate

    Entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs are driven individuals but individual drive on its own does not bring success. Entrepreneurs need support, guidance and a community of peers.

  • Who We Are


    John Raymond​

    CEO + Founder

    "I've been working in and around K-12 education - as a teacher, an entrepreneur and a consultant - for over 21 years. ImpactLab, a nonprofit I founded in May 2015, is the culmination of this experience in that we're leveraging the methods and mindset of entrepreneurship to drive innovation in education. In a deep-dive fellowship model, ImpactLab helps a subset of teachers - those with powerful insights into new ways of doing education - turn their vision for change into sustainable, scalable and replicable programs at their school. You could say that we're an incubator for teacher intrapreneurs and the innovative solutions they create."


    Learn more about John.

    Board of Directors

    Seth Sather

    Director of Development

    The Long Center for the Performing Arts


    Lawrence D. Green




    Randy S. Ortega

    Municipal Court Prosecutor

    City of Austin


    Nicole Jarbo

    Director of Development

    Envision Education


    Qiana Patterson




    Alex Wykoff

    Interaction Designer



    Jessica Faith Carter

    University of Texas


    Ivy Le




    Jeff Levine



    Melissa Andrews


    University of Texas

  • Support Our Work

    ImpactLab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and we rely on the support of people like you.


    Make a tax-deductible donation today and help us support innovative education programs.

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