Douglass Harth has serviced the K-12 school system for 12 years as a hired I.T. contractor specializing in technology management, information, innovation, and integration services. As the CEO of Leverage Technology Inc., founded in 2009, Leverage has worked with over 60 K-12 schools developing numerous relationships with multi-level educators and advancing schools’ technology framework to reflect the modern-day learning environment. Leverage Technology has grown exponentially supporting schools’ technology infrastructure, organizing and maintaining hardware devices, and providing I.T. professional developments for teachers for effective academic technology integration solutions. Douglass Founded Leverage Education NFP, in 2015 to transform K-12 organizations into the 21st-Century learning environment through grants, support students with scholarships, and develop K-12 premium software solutions for urban and rural institutions in need of pedagogic advancement. Douglass’ passion is to provide equitable academic technology enhancements for schools in low social-economic communities and invest in the lives of students stimulating a career path for a lifetime of success.
Edward Morris, Jr
Edward Morris Jr. is passionate about building the capacity of leaders who carry a vision for changing lives and fulfilling social enterprise centric missions with excellence. Ed committed to his passion first serving as a teacher, then as a principal and aspiring leader developer and coach in Chicago. He brings several years of 1.) organizational development, 2.) leadership training & coaching, and 3.) Program strategy to every organization and individual he partners with. He has deep insight and national influence in education reform having served in several director and executive roles for 3 national education non-profits (New Leaders, Inc., Leap Innovations, and Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity).
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and 2 Master’s degrees from National Louis University. He is a certified instructional designer (ATD), leadership coach, and Critical Friends Group “specialty” coach through National School Reform Faculty.
Alice Henry is a transformational leader with the proven capacity to assess schools with high needs, develop a plan for improvement and execute it to successful completion. Selected in 2009, as turnaround principal for the Johnson School of Excellence, she led the school through dramatic improvements in attendance, academic growth, and improved climate and culture.
Through a partnership with The President’s Committee for the Arts and Humanities, Turnaround Arts Program, she has used strategic teacher development and research-based arts integration strategies to continue to improve the landscape for children. She consults with schools and school leaders on the effective implementation of arts integration. She has been honored by The Illinois State Board of Education for school improvement, designated as Educator of the Year by Phi Delta Kappa, and honored in city hall by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for excellence in student achievement and growth. Her work as an educator in Chicago caught the eye of the Tennessee Charter School Center during the Spring of 2015.
She was asked to join the Memphis Innovation Challenge Fellowship and agreed to bring a new and innovative approach to the city of Memphis in helping provide high-quality options for our children During her time in Memphis, she has developed strong partnerships with families, organizations, and other local educational leaders. Alice is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.