There’s no replacement for experience —
meet our team of K-12 experts
No one knows the K-12 education landscape better than the teachers, staff, administrators and district leaders who dedicate their careers to student success.
That’s why TalentEd relies on a team of K-12 education veterans across the country to advise, inform, and guide our service, solution and resource development. We call our team of education veterans Strategic Education Advisors — because they’ve seen first-hand the challenges schools and district face and know how to help solve them — but our customers usually refer to them as peers.
“Before I even thought about what I wanted, TalentEd thought about what I needed. That helps me do my job better.”
MEET OUR STRATEGIC EDUCATION ADVISORS
Lisa Andrejko, Ed.D., Strategic Education Advisor
Lisa served as superintendent in two Pennsylvania school districts, and is currently an education advisor for teacher supervision, evaluation, educational leadership, and professional learning.
She has consulted for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education Future Ready Schools, state departments of education and multiple regional, national, and international educational organizations. She has been published several times and was recognized nationally as a Tech Savvy Superintendent by eSchool News and as a Top 40 Education Innovator by the Center for Digital Education in 2013.
She has a doctorate in education leadership from Lehigh University, and a master’s degree in education technology.
Melva V. Cárdenas, Strategic Education Advisor
A 33-year veteran educator and HR leader, Melva Cárdenas held roles as a teacher, principal, and HR executive director in Midland and Round Rock Independent School Districts, both in Texas, and currently serves as a field supervisor for an educator certification program and a strategic education advisor at TalentEd.
Since retiring from the public schools in 2008, she served as director of educator certification at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and executive director for the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA).
Melva earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education and a Master of Education in school administration from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas. She holds Texas educator certificates in elementary grades 1-8 with Bilingual and English as a Second Language endorsement and mid-management administrator, and is a certified T-TESS appraiser and trainer.
Fred Scott, Strategic Education Advisor
Fred is a 33-year K-12 veteran who held roles as an elementary teacher, middle school mathematics teacher, technology trainer, staff developer, elementary support administrator, instructional technology specialist, elementary principal and professional development specialist. He now serves as an education advisor for TalentEd.
Fred has earned Teacher of the Year and REB awards during his tenure as a teacher, and was the first African-American male to be published in the national Leading & Teaching Technology magazine. In addition, as a teacher, he was selected into Who’s Who Among American Teachers and Who’s Who in Young Men in America. Fred has presented at many conferences as well as over 300 workshops on instructional technology in classroom, professional learning, evaluation, and software applications. His former district named him “TalentFred” for his outstanding work in leading 64 schools, and over 4200 employees successfully in their evaluation system.
He has a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Hampton University, a Master of Arts in instructional technology & leadership from the Teachers College of Columbia University, a mathematics post certificate from Virginia Commonwealth University, an administration and supervision post masters certificate from Virginia State University, and an NK-8, General Mathematics, Administration & Supervision certification in the state of Virginia.
In his career, Fred is most proud of teaching students, leading students and empowering educators to appreciate learning to support student growth and development.