2022 Yass Prize Virtual Accelerator Industry Experts
All 2022 Yass Prize Applicants are invited to an exclusive three-week virtual accelerator which will help them coalesce to learn from one another as well as entrepreneurs, technology leaders and investors. We are thrilled to introduce our 2022 Yass Prize experts.
Managing Partner, ReThink Education
Executive Director, Discovery Center of Springfield
Former CEO, Building Excellent Schools
Entrepreneur In Residence, GSV Ventures
Renee Delos Santos
Marcom Lead, The Times Group
CEO, Families Empowered
CEO, The Center for Black Educator Development
Executive Director, Stanford Transforming Learning Accelerator
Chair, The Clayton Christensen Institute
CEO, GlobalEd Solutions
Chief Content Officer & Editor, Forbes
Partner, Transcend Education
CEO, LEAP Innovations
All-Star Voice Coach, Voiceplace
Founder and CEO, GSV
Dr. Archie Moss, Jr.
School Design Partner, Transcend Education
Partner, Transcend Education
Co-Founder, Living School
Senior Director of Organizing and Advocacy, Mastery Charter Schools
Professor, Syracuse University
CEO, All Raise
Executive Director, High School for Recording Arts
Principal, Catalyst Academy Charter School
Former Chief Academic Officer, Building Excellent Schools
Founder & CEO, Oakland REACH
We realized long ago that there’s a lot of money in the system, and it’s just not directed to the children.
Investing is the approach of doing well and doing good.
We want to generate returns and generate impact.
The STOP Award shines an important light on the heroes of education who fought valiantly to serve students and were often overlooked or dismissed.
It’s our commitment that their example is seen, learned about and replicated all over the nation.
I hope you all think about the fact that the impact you are having, you will never even know how widespread it is.
That’s the beauty of education, you impact lives in such a deep way.
The real source of wealth in society is the human mind, not material things, because with the human mind, great wealth can be created.
What is good for families is good for the school because families want great schools.
We see the Pulitzer prizes, we see the MacArthur Genius Grants, we see the Pritzker prize for architecture.
But for the one field that drives everything, education, there is no definitive prize. The Yass Prize has filled that vacuum -- it's more than just the money. It's about spurring ideas, it's about spurring innovation. We are very very proud to be a part of it.
If you get to the accelerator after the application process, go in knowing you already won.
The fact that you are now with a group of your peers you really get to see how world class the education profession is.
You guys are heroes as far as I’m concerned.
The educators, the innovators, who got our kids through the pandemic, used creative ways to make sure they were learning, they were thriving, at a time when we were all facing so many challenges.
Schools who do not view parents as customers lose children.
The fact that education has become partisan is upsetting, and I just hope that this award will encourage more states to view this as a bipartisan issue.
When you are trying to advance and think beyond the status quo, this can be a lonely place, because our systems are structured to do the same thing.
It is important to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who foster innovation.