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Founder & CEO, National Design Alliance
Reimagining America’s Schools is led by Ron Bogle, Founder & CEO of the National Design Alliance.
A native of Oklahoma City, Ron started his career in education, serving as the President of the Oklahoma City Board of Education for ten years before becoming the President and CEO of the American Architectural Foundation, a position he held for 16 years.
At the Foundation, Ron launched Design for Learning, and with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, worked directly with school districts across the country to examine how the learning environment can be reimagined to support personalized learning and improved student achievement.
Board Member, National Design Alliance
Ashley is an experienced education leader who likes to solve problems and build things from the ground-up. She recently joined architecture firm HKS as Vice President and Education Strategist to elevate design as a critical variable in the learning experience and to advance education through the built environment.
Prior to HKS, Ashley served as Director of Planning and Special Projects at Dallas ISD, leading the effort to reimagine teaching and learning through the implementation of personalized learning districtwide. She started her career as a middle school Spanish teacher and coach of new teachers with Teach For America.
Ashley earned degrees in business administration and liberal arts from The University of Texas at Austin and in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Kerry Leonard is the Architectural Consultant to the Reimagine America’s Schools program.
For over ten years he served as a Senior Fellow and Architectural Advisor to the American Architectural Foundation on the Design for Learning program. Kerry is a past chair of the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) and a founding board member of the CAE Foundation.
For over 35 years Kerry worked for Chicago based K‐12 design firms. Since 2016, as an Educational Facility Adviser, he provides facility planning and architectural consulting services to schools, architects, and organizations.