Meet our Team

Dr. Kecia Ray  @keciaray

Dr. Ray’s career includes designing technology within the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and directing technology research through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Science Outreach programs. She was appointed as a turn around agent to work with Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools from 2003 - 2007 by the Tennessee Commissioner of Education and she continued working with the district as a district administrator. In Nashville, Dr. Ray established award-winning instructional technology programs that were recognized by the USDOE and Harvard.

Dr. Ray was named ’20 to Watch’ by the National School Board Association, Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, a top 10 EdTech Leaders by Tech and Learning, and most recently named a Top 100 EdTech Influencer by EdTech Digest. 

Learn more about Kecia on LinkedIn

Susan Gentz  @shoing 

Susan Gentz comes from a strong policy background as a former staffer in the United States Senate and Legislative Aide in the Iowa House of Representatives. 

Along with experience at both federal and state levels, she served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Center for Digital Education, worked for a government relations firm in Arlington, VA and heavily worked on federal and state education policy at iNACOL, where she wrote published reports to move the field forward with innovative learning models, best practices, and policy recommendations.

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Amy Walker 

Amy coordinates all things related to operations and event logistics within K20Connect. She has more than 15 years of experience in education including special education, elementary education, and instructional coaching.