• What We Do at ImpactLab

    ImpactLab builds the capacity of educators to solve problems faced by their school communities. We support individual educators, schools and school networks through the following programs:

    Go deep on a problem you want to solve

    for teachers and administrators

    Build school-wide innovation culture

    for schools and school networks

  • The ImpactLab Fellowship

    Empowering innovative educators to create solutions to problems in education.


    The ImpactLab Fellowship provides community, coaching and key innovation and leadership concepts. Over the span of ten months (September - June) our Fellows:




    Learn the “how-to” of turning an idea into a solution through problem-solving, design and leadership skills.



    Build and launch your “solution” with the support of your coach and peers. Produce a "How-to Kit" (see example) to share it with educators everywhere.



    Connect with innovative educators from across the US. Develop lasting relationships and expand your professional network.

  • Innovation Leadership Pathway

    Supporting school innovation and talent retention in a virtuous circle of professional and organizational growth.


    Designed for schools, school networks and districts, ILP is a three-year educator leadership development sequence for schools seeking to engage and retain high-performing, innovative teachers, develop an internal leadership pipeline, and establish an ongoing capacity to fix local problems with local solutions.

    Innovation 101

    Innovation 101

    Year One

    Introducing innovation mindset, activating problem-solving skills and aligning with school goals.

    ImpactLab Teacher Fellowship

    ImpactLab Fellowship

    Year Two

    Engaging select educators in the deep work of building an idea into a sustainable solution in their school community [see above].

    Near-Peer Mentoring

    Near-Peer Mentoring

    Year Three

    Channel learning and energies back into the innovation system by supporting peers at earlier stages.

  • "The ImpactLab Fellowship allows for a paradigm shift. Teachers can now lead the change."

    Lucas Elliott

    ImpactLab Fellow 2016-17

  • 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.

    • Equity in Education

    Innovation is a means, not an end in itself. We support educators who are driven by a passion for educational opportunity and want to develop solutions to local manifestations of inequity.

    • 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

    Entrepreneurial-minded people are driven by definition. But individual drive on its own does not bring success. Innovators need support, guidance and a community of peers.

  • Who We Are


    John Raymond​


    Ryan Makhani

    Lead Coach

    Directors & Advisors

    Nicole Jarbo

    Director of Development

    Envision Education


    Seth Sather

    Director of Development

    Lonestar Soccer Club


    Lawrence D. Green




    Qiana Patterson




    Randy S. Ortega

    Municipal Court Prosecutor

    City of Austi


    Jeff Levine


    Advanced Scanners


    Jessica Faith Carter

    University of Texas


    Rickie Yudin
    Director of School Support
    Fulcrum Education Solutions

  • Connect

    We want to hear from you.