Who We Are

As a nonprofit organization led by educators, Gradient Learning is a trusted partner – to communities, schools, educators – creating captivating solutions to meet the holistic needs of every child while fostering success for all. We are empowering an underpowered educational system to work for students of today and tomorrow.

Meet Our Leadership Team

We are a team of educators, administrators, and parents who are working together to rebuild education.

Andrew Goldin

Andrew Goldin

Executive Director

Andrew started his career teaching middle school science in New York City as a Teach for America corps member. He joined YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, Texas, as the principal of two campuses and later was a manager of school leaders. After YES Prep, Andrew was the Chief Schools Officer at Summit Public Schools before leading the Summit Learning team. Andrew joined Gradient Learning as executive director in 2019. Andrew holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, a MSEd from Bank Street College of Education and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Corey Crouch

Corey Crouch

Managing Director of School and District Success

Corey spent 12 years as an educator in Houston, Texas, including five as the school leader at YES Prep Gulfton. She partnered with the Houston community to drive change and equity in public education. Corey’s team at Gradient Learning partners with district and school leaders to successfully bring the Summit Learning model to their local communities. Corey holds an MBA from the Jones School of Business at Rice University and a BA in English Literature and Elementary Education from Rowan University.
Evan Gutierrez

Evan Gutierrez

Managing Director of Curriculum and Assessment

Evan oversaw the academic program for Acero School in Chicago, Ill., a high-performing charter network serving the Latino community. He has engaged in course, program, and school model design with districts and CMOs in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and New Orleans. Evan fosters innovation in curriculum and program design through collaborative partnerships with a focus on advancing equity. Evan has an MBA in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola Marymount University.
Jane Henzerling

Jane Henzerling

Managing Director of Professional Learning

Jane served as Assistant Secretary for Policy, Innovation, and Measurement at the New Mexico Public Education Department and she was the Founder and Head of School of Mission Preparatory in San Francisco, Calif. Jane has dedicated her career to improving K-12 education with a focus on rigor, accountability, and results. Jane graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Spanish from Skidmore College and earned her MEd in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.
Andy Hoang

Andy Hoang

Chief Marketing Officer

Andy served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Long Beach State University and he led communications at the Salk Institute and at Palomar Health. Andy leads with passion and purpose in the education space, and strives to inspire and empower individuals and teams to create meaningful work. He believes that creative design and thoughtful strategy leads to positive change, which transforms culture and influences positive human experiences. Andy earned his BA in Communications and Public Relations from California State University, Fullerton.
Joy Knox

Joy Knox

Managing Director, Information Systems and Security

Joy has over 20 years experience managing information systems in the venture capital and private equity industries. Joy left the venture community to invest her time and skills in supporting organizations focused on rebuilding the education system. Joy joined Gradient Learning in 2019.
Brittany Mauney

Brittany Mauney

Chief of Staff

Brittany led the Educator Data and Analytics team at the Delaware Department of Education and the Teacher Recruitment team at DC Public Schools. She began her career as a high school math teacher in Chelsea, Mass. Brittany seeks ways to incorporate data-informed decision-making into strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Brittany earned her EdM in Education Policy and Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has an EdM from Boston University and a BS from the University of Minnesota.
Whitney Metzger

Whitney Metzger

Managing Director of Growth

Whitney believes in the potential of all students and has carried this in her work as a classroom teacher, in education nonprofits, and in education technology companies. At Gradient Learning, Whitney works with prospective schools and district partners to determine whether the Summit Learning program is a strong fit for their communities. She holds a BA in Urban Studies from Stanford University, a Masters in Teaching from University of San Francisco, and a M.Ed. in Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University.
Catrice Reese

Catrice Reese

Managing Director of Operations

As an educational ambassador with over 15 years of education administration experience, Catrice believes everyone should have the opportunity to pursue an education, find their passion, and use it to positively influence their communities. She spent over eight years with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, where she provided flexible learning environments for all students. Catrice has a BA in Sociology from Transylvania University, an MBA from Sullivan University, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Kentucky University.
Ben Roh

Ben Roh

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Ben is a seasoned finance and operations professional, and has served as a senior leader and executive in the technology and philanthropy sectors. Ben leads finance, accounting, operations, IT, and security at Gradient Learning. Ben previously led the FP&A team at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where he built core financial and operational infrastructure.

“What makes us different is the way that we partner with communities and partner with schools to bring the change that they are demanding and that they want for their students.”

Tim Carey
Leadership Development Specialist

Meet Our Board

Priscilla Chan, M.D.

Priscilla Chan, M.D.

Chair

Priscilla is co-founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. CZI is a philanthropy that leverages technology to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges – from eradicating disease, to improving education, to reforming the criminal justice system. In 2015, Priscilla founded CZI with her husband, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, the month they welcomed their first daughter – with the goal of helping build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone’s kids. Priscilla is a practicing pediatrician and founder and CEO of The Primary School in East Palo Alto. She earned her BA in Biology with Spanish Citation at Harvard University and her MD at the University of California, San Francisco.
Diane Tavenner

Diane Tavenner

Secretary

Diane is the co-founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools, a leading network of public schools serving California and Washington State. Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report have ranked Summit Public Schools among the top public schools in the nation. Diane serves on the boards of Transcend, The Primary School, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. She previously served as the Board Chair of the California Charter Schools Association. Diane was a public school teacher, administrator, and leader in traditional urban and suburban public schools in California. She holds a BA in psychology and sociology from the University of Southern California and an MA in administration and policy analysis from Stanford University.
Alex Hernandez

Alex Hernandez

Board Member

Alex is the Dean of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia. He also serves as leader of the Next-Generation Schools Practice at the Charter School Growth Fund, a nonprofit that supports the growth of the nation’s best public charter schools. He is a former area superintendent at Aspire Public Schools, a leading K-12 charter school network in California. He taught high school math in South Los Angeles and later served as a Broad Fellow at Portland Public Schools. Alex also worked for several years with JP Morgan and Disney’s venture capital arm, Steamboat Ventures. He is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, has an MBA and an MA in education from Stanford University.
Rob Bearden

Rob Bearden

Board Member

Rob is an experienced enterprise software executive. He was co-founder and CEO of Hortonworks, a publicly traded open-source company that merged with Cloudera in 2019. He also served as President and COO of SpringSource, a leading provider of open-source developer tools, until its acquisition by VMWare in 2009. Before joining SpringSource, Bearden served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital. He also served as COO of JBoss, a leading open-source middleware company, until its acquisition by Red Hat in 2006.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Gradient Learning?
TLP Education is now Gradient Learning. As a nonprofit organization led by educators, Gradient Learning is a trusted partner – to communities, schools, educators – creating captivating solutions to meet the holistic needs of every child while fostering success for all. We are empowering an underpowered educational system to work for students of today and tomorrow.
How do you partner with schools and educators?
We partner with schools and educators through the Summit Learning program. Summit Learning is a research-based approach to education designed to drive student engagement, meaningful learning, and strong student-teacher relationships that prepare students for life beyond the classroom. Created by teachers with experience in diverse classrooms, Summit Learning is grounded in decades of research about how children learn. With Summit Learning, students gain mastery of core subjects like math, history, English, and science, while also carefully developing the skills and habits of lifelong learners. The Summit Learning program offers schools customizable curriculum, a range of educational resources and technology tools, professional development for educators, and ongoing coaching and support for schools. We support nearly 80,000 students, 4,000 educators, and 400 schools across the U.S.
Who leads Gradient Learning?
We are an organization of educators who are inspiring change in communities across the country.
What type of organization are you?
We are a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization.