We are teachers, learners and innovators.

United by the fierce belief that quality education is not a privilege but a universal right, each of our team members brings unique expertise and perspective to the table, with talents that complement and compound one another.

Phyllis Lockett CEO

Phyllis Lockett has been dedicated to transforming education in the U.S. for more than a decade. She is currently the founder and CEO of LEAP Innovations, an organization headquartered in Chicago that connects innovation and education to transform how students learn. LEAP works directly with educators and innovators across the country to pilot, research and scale personalized learning technologies and innovative practices across classrooms and outside learning environments.

Meet Our Team

The LEAP Innovations team brings a wealth of experience and a diversity of culture, thought, and perspective to our work. Many staff members are trained educators. All share a commitment to our mission to improve education for every learner.

Meet Our Board of Directors

National and local business leaders from the city of Chicago serve on our Board of Directors. The Board provides invaluable support and strategic insight to LEAP.

Meet Our Research Advisory Board

Leaders from academic and philanthropic institutions across the country serve as part of LEAP Research Advisory Board. The Board provides expertise to our ongoing research efforts.