Advisory Board

Bringing together a diverse team of experts and leaders
within PreK-12 education and technology

Advisory Board

Bringing together a diverse team of experts and leaders within PreK-12 education and technology

Advisory Board Members

7 Mindsets is proud to have a dedicated Advisory Board of academic and education technology business experts committed to supporting student and teacher well-being and building positive and productive school communities. Through their accomplishments and experience, our advisors collaborate with our team to ensure that our mindset-based solution meets the needs of students, educators, and staff to create lasting change in school and life.

Nicole Armstrong

Nicole Armstrong

CEO, Techbridge, Inc.

Nicole Armstrong is a seasoned business executive with more than two decades of experience and a series of successes with…

Ron Chase

Ron Chase

Senior Advisor, McKinsey & Co.

Ron Chase is the former owner and CEO of Frog Street, a leading early childhood publishing company focused on curriculum…

Tonika Cheek Clayton

Tonika Cheek Clayton

Former CEO, Frog Street

Tonika Cheek Clayton has spent 20 years growing and investing in businesses designed to improve educational outcomes…

Hunter Gehlbach

Hunter Gehlbach

Professor and former Vice Dean at the Johns Hopkins School…

Hunter Gehlbach is a Professor and the former Vice Dean at the Johns Hopkins School…

Danette Howard

Danette G. Howard

Executive in Residence, USC Race and Equity Center

Danette Gerald Howard is the inaugural Executive in Residence at the University of Southern…

Lupita Knittel

Lupita Knittel

President, 7 Mindsets

Lupita Knittel has 20 plus years of pioneering leadership in the K-12 education marketplace. Prior to becoming the President of…

Andrea Mainelli

Andrea Mainelli

Senior Advisor, Tyton Partners

Andrea Mainelli is a Senior Advisor at Tyton Partners, where she has focused on the K-12 and lifelong learning sectors, as…

Tom Mckelvey

Tom Mckelvey

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Gauge Capital

Tom McKelvey co-founded Gauge Capital and leads the firm’s business services and…

Scott Shickler

Scott Shickler

Founder & CEO , 7 Mindsets

Noted as one of the world’s leading experts on student and educator empowerment, Scott Shickler is a sought-after…

Sam Smith

Sam Smith

Senior Vice President
Gauge Capital

Sam Smith is responsible for identifying and evaluating investment opportunities…