Ascend Education Advisory Council

Ascend Education recognizes the importance of involving the best and brightest of school and district administrators in addressing current and future needs of students and teachers. The Ascend Education Advisory Council is made up of educational leaders whose schools and districts have made great strides developing strategies and best practices for helping students close math skill gaps. 

The members of the Advisory Council are:

Candra Cade, EdD
Challenge High School
Iraan-Sheffield ISD
Texas Challenge Academy


Pat Lusher
Administrator of Academic Computing and Pinellas Virtual School
Pinellas County Schools
Saint Petersburg, FL


Rose Mack 

Math Curriculum Specialist

Florida Department of Education

Tallahassee, FL


Gil-Rey Madrid
Fort Stockton High School
Fort Stockton, TX

Amy Rauch
C.A. Beard Memorial School Corporation
Knightstown, IN


Ed Steinberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Commissioner of Education, Director of Special Education
State of Colorado Department of Education



Brian Scott, Ph.D.
Avon Intermediate School East
Avon, IN


George Stone
Aspen Valley High School
Colorado Springs, CO


Melissa Yapo  

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Agua Fria Union High School District 

Avondale, AZ