Rebecca Midles is Vice President of Systems Design and has spent over 20 years of her career engaged in system-wide transformative work. She is committed to assisting with the creation of a learner-centered educational system that empowers leaders and educators to meet the individual academic and social-emotional needs of all learners. Rebecca is known for guiding district level transformation as a leader and as a consultant, but she has also collaboratively led in this work at varying levels and roles, from teacher to site leader to board member. She has worked in several transformational systems in Alaska, California and Colorado that represent different scaling challenges from demographics to charters and comprehensive systems.
Rebecca has an M.Ed in educational leadership and an MA in Education. She has worked in charter systems, public comprehensive system, non-profit and state organizations. She has contributed or co-authored national white papers, blogs and published works on personalized learning.
Rebecca is dedicated to her vision that learners become leaders of their life by developing a strong sense of self and the ability to advocate for their pursuits. She is passionate about building leadership capacity and facilitating collaborative teams at every level, including learners. She considers student empowerment to be the most important work and believes in the power to build and support systems that propel and enable this to occur.