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Content Partners

Our dynamic content is built in partnership with subject matters experts across the country. Do you have expertise to share? Are you interested in becoming an on-demand course instructor and earning extra revenue by writing bite-sized courses that can be accessed by educators from across the country? If so, the Stride PD Center has an opportunity for you to work with us, expand your influence, and help teachers improve. You provide the content within our frameworks, and we offer the design, marketing, sales, LMS hosting, and support. Click below to share your course proposal. Our team will follow up with next steps

Join Our Team of Content Partners

We’re honored to work with teachers across the nation who are inspired and driven to create a positive impact on education and accessible professional development for teachers.

Lauren Baumgard

Lauren currently serves as an instructional designer at Stride. She previously worked as a K-5 special education teacher because of its focus on the individual student. In her free time, she loves to dance and read true crime novels.

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Roxanne Sorrick

Dr. Roxanne Sorrick is an experienced educator who has written curriculum, developed coursework, and collaborated on multiple grants. She now works to understand how trauma impacts children and adolescents, merging her passions for education, psychology, and social-emotional learning.

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Sheldon Eakins

Sheldon L. Eakins, Ph.D., is the Founder of the Leading Equity Center and the host of The Art of Advocacy Livestream and the Leading Equity Podcast. With over 15 years in education, he has served as a teacher, school principal, adjunct professor, and Director of Special Education.

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Ashleigh Franco

Ashleigh has a wide-range of experience in education that includes teaching at the elementary level, serving as a literacy interventionist, and coaching classroom management. She earned her EdD in curriculum and instruction and, for the last years, has been a curriculum research specialist at Stride.

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Heather Alfaro

Heather has a vast experience in education and is currently a training manager. She has worked as an ESL teacher, academic coach, technology coordinator, and middle school leader. Her passion is striving to do the most good with the time she has in life.

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Ashley Owens

Ashley is an Instructional Designer at Stride. She has worked in education as a Reading Interventionist, English as a Foreign Language Instructor, and a First Grade teacher. She is passionate about visual arts and enjoys traveling in her free time.

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Kendall Schroeder

Kendall is a life-long educator who has served in a variety of teaching and leadership roles. He currently leads an online school in Michigan and is a passionate runner.

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Veronica Clemons

Veronica, drawing on her extensive academic background and previous experience, focuses on leadership development, program policies, and overall organizational management at Stride

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Iman Alattar

Iman is a Learning Development Specialist on Stride’s Talent Development team. She draws on more than a decade of diverse experiences in teaching and administrative roles, across traditional and online settings, to create dynamic professional development training for educators.

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Kimberly Ring

Kimberly began her career teaching in the brick-and-mortar setting, and in 3 years, she transitioned into many different roles including online elementary teacher and talent development specialist. She is passionate about educational innovation and strives to support all teachers, leaders, and schools. Her passions include snowboarding, games, and her family.

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Joel Medley

Joel Medley is an SME and Director at Stride, Inc., formerly known as K12. His experience to coach educators through leadership development has expended from traditional school settings to online education.

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Christine Spalding

Christine has been in education since 2007, where she began as an Elementary school teacher. She joined Tallo in 2022 as the Chief of Staff where she supports Talent users and employers. Christine is a classically trained musician and loves spending her free time with her family, going on outdoor adventures.

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Olivia Odileke

Olivia loves sharing simple but effective instructional strategies that increase student academic engagement. She is passionate about inspiring teachers to create genuinely student-centered learning experiences

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Heather Lawrence

Heather Lawrence is a Learning Development Analyst and the Promising Practices Conference Lead for Stride Professional Development. In the past, she has held various roles as an educator, coordinator, and administrator to support educational organizations.

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Amy Hollis

Amy is a Learning Development Specialist at Stride, creating engaging and impactful learning experiences for teachers and leaders. Beginning her career in the brick-and-mortar setting, she quickly became interested in online education in its earliest stages. 

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Kathy Kales

Kathy has been in education since 2009. She is currently an instructional designer who uses her passion to creatively help learners of all ages reach their potential.

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Belinda Lindeburgh

Having taught English for 25 years, Belinda has extensive knowledge as a content specialist. She uses that background to create trainings that coach teachers for improvement.

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Darren Reed

With three decades of public and private sector teaching and executive leadership experience, Darren currently serves as Senior Executive and business leader of the Stride Professional Development Center.

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Jenny Kendall

Jenny is Senior Director of Special Programs at Stride and has worked for over twenty years within the company’s educational community.

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Sarah Perroy

Sarah is the Project Based Learning Instructional Lead for Career Learning at Stride, where she uses her educational experience to craft high-quality professional learning experiences for teachers and leaders.

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Tabitha Sekuras

Tabitha is a Lead Academic Specialist at Stride, where she develops and presents training resources for teachers and school leaders.

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Kory Taylor

Kory has experience as an English teacher, a Reading Interventionist, and a School Improvement Specialist for blended and online schools. She enjoys supporting fellow educators via coaching sessions.

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Niyoka McCoy

Niyoka has been with Stride since 2007 and has led educational equity by providing support to build vital academic programs, especially for an online environment

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Gila Tuchman

Gila has served in various capacities during her 19 years with Stride including elementary teacher, academic administrator, and director of academics. Gila earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2020.

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Erica Seybert

As a certified counselor, Erica has a background that also includes teaching and advising across grades K-12. She loves to blend her professional passion with personal pursuits and does so through frequent volunteer work.

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Casey Rudzena

Casey has held various roles throughout her fourteen years in education, from teaching middle school at Arizona Virtual Academy to being part of the administration team at eSchool Prep in Texas.

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Brittany Churchill

Brittany uses her past educational pursuits to foster life-long learning. She plays a vital role in developing resources to reach all learners and their unique educational needs.

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Meghan Seibert

Meghan has worked in education for over thirteen years in various roles, including a special education teacher, director, and instructional coach.

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Katherine Safarik

Katherine has worked as an educator for almost twenty years, beginning as a first grade teacher in a traditional classroom before transitioning to online education.

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Sarah Poole

After teaching in brick-and-mortar elementary classrooms for close to two decades, she transitioned into being an online educator in 2020. Sarah loves participating in various 10K races in her free time.

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Jacque Beavers

Jacque has been an educator since 2012. She brings her passion for academic intervention and trauma-informed practice, helping all learners reach their goals with individualized instruction.

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Partnership Advantages

Our focus is offering professional development for teachers and school leaders that can immediately be implemented in their local settings. When you partner with us, you gain the following:

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Support

The Content Director helps you think through your course outline to get it design ready in a specified and scripted format.

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Design

The instructional design team takes your written script to make it engaging for the learner and polished to promote appeal.

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Systems

The course, once it has passed through a final review process, is hosted on our Learning Management System where teachers, schools, and districts can access your work.

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Marketing

Your name, photo, and bio are listed on our site to show that you are part of our content team, meaning that you can share out via your own social media channels.

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Sales

Our blogs, social media channels, and sales efforts work for you to share those courses and encourage potential learners to take your course.

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Profit Share

For every course sold, you receive a portion so that your course works while you sleep.