Chief Executive Officer


Louise joined iCivics as its Chief Executive Officer in July 2014.   Louise discovered the power of education in the early 1990’s as a co-founder of CASES, a New York alternative-to-…

Chief Operating and Financial Officer


Sue joined iCivics as Chief Operating and Financial Officer in 2015.    Sue specializes in helping entrepreneurial, early stage organizations successfully grow.  She has more than 20 years…

Chief Education Officer


Dr. Emma Humphries joined iCivics as Chief Education Officer in February 2016. Emma began her career in education as a classroom teacher in north Florida where she taught all levels of…

Chief Product Officer


Luess joined iCivics in January 2023 as the Chief Product Officer. In this role, Luess leads the product strategy and editorial development for the iCivics portfolio. Luess excels at…

Chief Learning Services Officer


Mya Baker joined iCivics in 2024 as the Chief Learning Services Officer.  Prior to coming to iCivics, Mya led TNTP’s consulting work across 14 states, with a focus on helping educators,…

Chief Development Officer


After graduating with a Political Science degree from Trinity Washington University and four years of national leadership for a variety of causes and campaigns in Washington, DC, Molly…

Chief Technology Officer


Tom is a third generation computer scientist who started programming at the age of 12. In his final semester at Hamline University, Tom dropped his resume off at a company called MECC and…

Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy


Shawn Healy, PhD, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy, leads iCivics’ state and federal policy and advocacy work through the CivXNow Coalition and oversees civic education campaigns in…

Senior Director of Partnerships


Julie serves as Senior Director of Partnerships and Constitutional Scholar in Residence at iCivics. Julie served as Executive Director of The Constitutional Sources Project (ConSource) in…

Senior Director of Digital Learning


Carrie oversees the conceptualization and development of iCivics’ educational resources, with a particular concern for teacher usability. She is responsible for maintaining a consistent…

Director of Curriculum and Content


Taylor is the Director of Curriculum and Content at iCivics. Having joined iCivics in 2017, Taylor has worked to grow and develop iCivics’ curricular resources. With a keen interest in…

Director of Implementation for EAD


Christina joined the iCivics team as Director of National EAD Implementation in June of 2021.  Prior to this position, Christina served as Program Manager for Blueprint Initiatives at…

Director of Professional Learning


Ryan joined the iCivics team as the Director of Professional Learning in December of 2023.  In his decade in the classroom he taught AP Government, AP World History, AP United States…

Associate Director of EAD Curriculum


Sarah DeWitt joined iCivics in June 2021 and serves as the Associate Director of EAD Curriculum. She spent the first decade of her education career in classrooms, beginning as an elementary…

Senior Curriculum Developer


Lora joins iCivics as the Senior Curriculum Developer after 16 years teaching U.S. History and U.S. Government courses at the two-year college and high school levels.  Being an advocate for…

Curriculum Associate


Amanda Setters joined iCivics in 2022 as a Curriculum Associate.  She developed her passion for civics early in life and has been teaching and advocating for civics education since the…

Senior Editor, Digital Learning and ELL


Kristen Chapron joined iCivics in 2017 as the ELL Project Lead, convening ELL pedagogy and practitioner experts to discuss ways to make civics content, concepts, and academic language…

Curriculum Associate


Peter joins iCivics as a curriculum associate after 10 years as an educator in Chicago Public Schools. During that time he taught Social Studies and English Language Arts in Elementary and…

Associate Director of Education and Engagement


Christina currently serves iCivics as Associate Director of Education and Engagement. Her previous roles with the organization include Education Associate, Curriculum Associate, and Virtual…

Curriculum Associate for EAD


Angela Clay is an accomplished educator and leader with over 7 years of experience in public schools and 10 years of military service. Angela has served on numerous panels and contributed…

EAD Curriculum Associate


Sarah Brewer joined iCivics in 2023 as an EAD Curriculum Associate. After ten years teaching middle school U.S. history, she coached teachers and wrote social studies curriculum in her role…

EAD Curriculum Assistant


Summer Amro joined iCivics in 2023 as an iCivics EAD Curriculum Assistant. She has a powerful passion for supporting teachers through a high quality and practical inquiry-based curriculum.…

NDEP Special Grant Project Director


Dr. Anderson started his career as a teacher in alternative education. His classrooms have included group homes, drug rehabilitation centers, hospitals, community spaces, and traditional…

Project Manager


With more than a decade of experience working in the education field, Tanai brings an excitement and passion for her work as NDEP Special Grant Project Coordinator at iCivics. Tanai has…
Niko Garcia

Graphic Designer


Nikolais Garcia joined iCivics in 2021 as a graphic designer. He is passionate about creating visually compelling graphics to form relationships. He graduated from the University of Houston…

Director of Educator Engagement


Natacha worked with the Boston Public Schools for the past 14 years beginning her journey as a third grade teacher at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School after she graduated from…

Director of Massachusetts Programs


Dave Buchanan joins iCivics as the Director of Massachusetts Programs. After 18 years at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, most recently as the Assistant…

Director of State Professional Programs


Tammy Waller joined iCivics as the Director of State Professional Programs in June 2022. Prior to that, Tammy served as the Director of K-12 Social Studies and World and Native Languages at…

Youth Engagement Coordinator


Born in Miami, Florida, Michael has nearly three years of teaching experience in his hometown. Before becoming a teacher, he was a community organizer advocating for immigrant rights at a…

State Policy Director


Lisa Boudreau joined iCivics in 2022 as the State Policy Director where her role is to primarily support state policy and advocacy work through the CivXNow Coalition and State Policy Task…

Director of Coalition Engagement


Ace Parsi serves as the Director of Coalition Engagement at iCivics. He first got exposed to iCivics through serving on the Steering Committee and the Implementation, Pedagogy, and Curation…

Director of Field Building Operations


Patricia serves as the Director of Field Building Operations, managing work that elevates civic education and engagement as a national priority in order to protect and strengthen America’s…

Associate Director of Federal Policy


Abbie Kaplan joined iCivics in the fall of 2021 as a Policy Associate working with the organization’s CivXNow Coalition, primarily helping to execute federal policy strategy. Abbie also…

Director of Marketing


Aileen graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 2013 with a love for leveraging digital marketing to tell impactful stories and to drive meaningful actions.  She…

Associate Director of Product Marketing


Sian joined the iCivics team in 2022 as the Senior Product Marketing Manager. She is responsible for strategically executing marketing campaigns to grow awareness among educators of iCivics…

Content Marketing Manager


Sophie joined iCivics as the Content Marketing Manager in 2021, a role in which she assists with executing multi-channel marketing campaigns by creating content for social media, emails,…

Grant Writer and Manager


Gabriel joined iCivics in August 2015. Gabriel oversees much of iCivics’ institutional fundraising, with a focus on foundation relationships. He serves as principal grant writer, and…

Technology Consultant


Matt joined iCivics as the Director of Technology in March, 2018. Matt has spent most of his career as a team leader developing educational technology.  Some product highlights are: Term…

Software Engineer


Chris joined iCivics in 2022 as a Full Stack Software Engineer. As a part of the web team, he is responsible for creation and maintenance of the web pages at iCivics. He brings a breadth of…

Director of Research & Product Design


Libby Falck is a user researcher and designer of games, curriculum, digital tools, and interactive experiences. Libby works with our community and staff to maximize the usability of iCivics…

UX-Visual Design Associate


Michelle joined iCivics in 2022 as a UX-Visual Design Associate. She is responsible for improving the user experience and visual design of digital tools and platforms at iCivics. Before…

Associate Director, Operations and Special Projects


Emily joined iCivics in February 2022 as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer.  In this role she provides critical support to the office of the executive director,…
David Murphy

Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer


David joined iCivics in January 2023 as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer. In this role, he provides critical support to the office of the executive officer, including…

Chief of Staff


Merjema Purak joined iCivics as Chief of Staff in August 2023, a role in which she supports the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors as a strategic and thought partner. Prior to…

Curriculum Implementation Specialist


Jon joined the iCivics team as a Curriculum Implementation Specialist in July 2023. Prior to this position, Jon served as Director of Innovation at the National Youth Leadership Council…

Curriculum Associate


Emeka joined the iCivics team as a Curriculum Associate in June 2023 after spending more than two decades in education. She has served as a teacher, a standards and curriculum writer,…
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EAD Curriculum Associate


Kiara Day joined iCivics in September 2023 as an EAD Curriculum Associate. She is excited about helping students embrace an inquiry-based approach to social studies and believes that a…

EAD Curriculum Associate


Elizabeth joined iCivics in September of 2023 as an EAD Curriculum Associate, bringing her passion for inquiry based learning and civic education to the organization. Elizabeth graduated…

Team Operations Lead


Vanessa joined iCivics as the Team Operations Lead in September 2023. In this role, she is responsible for collaborating with key stakeholders to monitor district partnerships, support EAD…

Policy Coordinator


Andrea joined iCivics in December of 2023 to support the CivXNow coalition and its state and federal policy initiatives. Her passion for civic education sprouted in a course during her…

Sr. Director, Enterprise Project Management


Jen oversees major projects at iCivics and is responsible for enterprise-wide systems and tools.  Jen has a breadth of expertise in project management and operations. Her career in…