An edtech leader for over two decades, Don started his career at K12 social studies publisher Herff Jones | Nystrom where he rose to vice president of marketing and product development, helping convert the product line to digital. He then went on to launch Insight ADVANCE in 2016, where he worked as CEO until it merged with Teaching Channel in 2023.

Don leads a team responsible for delivering teachers, instructional coaches and administrators cutting-edge solutions that use the latest in audio and video technology to provide meaningful feedback and support to teacher growth through video-based observations, peer feedback and instructional coaching.

His award-winning work in education has been recognized by Google and eSchool News, and his map application StrataLogica is still used in schools around the world.

A Chicago resident, Don is a husband and a father of three. In his free time he enjoys playing guitar, performing music with his children, attending live concerts, traveling and rooting for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Service Area A: Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Forecasting and Planning

Recruitment Campaigns

Licensure Programs for Paras and Subs

Access to our New Teachers Pipeline

Career Pathing Solutions

Skill Development Solutions


Service Area B: Professional Development 

Video Coaching and Self-Reflection 

Professional Development Courses 

New Teacher Programs 

Teacher Institutes 

Video Library Subscriptions 


Service Area C: Student Learning Acceleration 

Audits, Analysis and Solution Planning 

RISE Summer School Program 

Supplemental Curricula 

Teacher Coaching 

Institute Courses for Teachers 


Service Area D: Continuing Education 

Graduate-Level 1-3-Credit Courses 

Learning Pathways and Certificates 

Master’s Degree Programs 

Doctorate Degree Programs 


Service Area E: Leadership Solutions 

Strategic Planning 

Equity Consulting 

Leadership Coaching 

Custom Packages