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More time per week spent with students

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More time per week spent with students

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More time per week spent with students

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More time per week spent with students

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More time per week spent with students

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More time per week spent with students


Blue Engine Staff

The member’s of Blue Engine’s Board of Directors together hold fiduciary responsibility and governing authority over the organization. The Board of Directors is a distinguished group of leaders whose expertise helps guide and grow Blue Engine’s impact as an organization. The team meets quarterly in New York City.

Nick Ehrmann
Nick Ehrmann

Founder, Blue Engine

Blue Engine has always been about mission, team, and talent – partnering with courageous and hardworking educators to unlock the talent that exists inside of classrooms and schools. Then and now, it's a mission worth fighting for.

Grace Hennessy
Grace Hennessy

Former Accounting and Finance Professional

Blue Engine’s approach of optimizing the work of teachers all ready in the classrooms especially resonated with me, as I watched my daughter, a young teacher, grapple with challenges of working with her co-teacher. “Teach together, Reach every learner” simply says it all for me.

Tom Higbie
Tom Higbie

Investing & Strategic Advisory, Forest Road Company

You never know which kid will change the world given the opportunity. Blue Engine is transforming the public school experience to be more inclusive and learner-centered which is critically important to giving every young person a chance to realize their full potential.

Michael Lear
Michael Lear

Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor, Capital Group

I was the beneficiary of an excellent education that allowed me to enjoy the life I live today. I would like to see as many children as possible have the same opportunity and Blue Engine helps make that a reality.

Stephan  Sharpiro
Stephan Sharpiro

Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

To give every student a better chance, to reach their full potential.

Stephanie Durden Barfield
Stephanie Durden Barfield

Team Engagement Director, Guild Education

Everyone is laser focused on the mission and works together to best serve students and teachers.

Mike O'Brien
Mike O’Brien

CEO, America’s Promise Alliance

The opportunity to reimagine classrooms and learning for students.

Julia Rafal-Baer
Julia Rafal-Baer

Managing Partner, ILO Group

We’re at a real inflection point in America — and a real crisis. The pandemic has taken a massive toll on learning for children. With multiple adults in each classroom, Blue Engine is leading a charge to make education more equitable and to realize significant acceleration of learning. I've been involved with Blue Engine since it was an idea on a whiteboard and am proud to see the change they’ve led to create a more equitable education system.

Dominic Wilson
Dominic Wilson

Board Chair & Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs

I believe strongly in the need for system-wide change to tackle the deep educational inequities in our public schools. Blue Engine's unique skills and approach to team teaching have the power to transform classrooms and restore opportunity to students who have often been denied it.

Ambrose Wooden Jr.
Ambrose Wooden Jr.

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

Commitment to educating every student through our team teaching model.

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Our journey is ongoing

We’ve had some successes, and some messy moments too – some of which we share below! We will continue to learn and grow with each other. We hope you’ll reach out to ask questions and to join us in this collective effort to build a more hopeful, just, and equitable world.

Continually Re-Committing to Equity & Student Success

Every student learns and thinks differently. Individualized instruction recognizes and strives to meet all learners’ unique needs and give all students what they truly need to grow. We believe that teams of teachers are best positioned to provide individualized classroom experiences and instruction.

2010

Blue Engine was founded to advance educational equity. We focused on academic acceleration with the goal of ensuring students graduate from high school with the skills necessary to compete in college and complete postsecondary degrees.

2014

We wrote a “Multicultural Worldview” statement articulating our commitment to understanding why equity work is important and to raising our individual and collective consciousness.

2015

We learned that focusing impact on threshold outcomes only (e.g., college readiness) resulted in some students being left behind.

2016

We revised our north star of impact to academic gains for all students. Simultaneously, we refreshed our core values and articulated an explicit commitment to disrupting the root causes of inequity. We knew that not actively working to dismantle an unjust system meant we were complicit in maintaining the status quo for students marginalized by racism and bias.

2019

We start embedding Universal Design for Learning into our model to ensure we support teaching teams to reduce barriers and widen access to instruction for all students.

2020

We concluded our original AmeriCorps program to focus exclusively on supporting existing teaching teams (e.g., co-teachers). Blue Engine’s commitment to helping to transform the system – not just acting as an intervention – underpinned our decision.