Gene is a third-generation educator with teaching experience from elementary through the university level and K-12 administrative experience. He currently serves as Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Renaissance Learning.
With nearly two decades of experience of leading staff development and speaking at national and international conferences (e.g. SXSW EDU, ASU/GSV Summit on Innovation), Gene’s former clients include the administrators’ associations across the US, the Ministry of Education of Singapore, London’s Westminster Education Forum, and the Global Education Technology Forum of China.
Gene received his Bachelor’s degree and Master's degree from Longwood College in Virginia, and also holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from the University of Delaware with an emphasis in Education Leadership. He is the co-author of 3 books, inFormative Assessment; Unlocking Student Talent: The New Science of Expertise; and Literacy Reframed.