the cool kids

Dr. Chandra Sledge Mathias,

Founder and CEO

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Chandra has twenty years of experience in education serving as a teacher, principal, director, and educational leadership consultant for schools in rural, suburban, and urban communities. Her career has allowed her to connect with schools in several countries around the world. Her passion for educational innovation, equity, impactful global connections, and teacher/leader development have all found their way into this wonderful organization.  When she's not working on redesigning the educational landscape, she is catching up with friends over brunch, listening to music, traveling, working out, or hanging out with her husband, Michael and her fur child, Kravitz Lenny in their home in Chicago.

Kravitz Lenny the Frenchie,

Thought Partner

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Yes, Kravitz Lenny really is an integral member of the team. He is a motivational speaker, professional taste tester, and world traveler. He is, by far, the coolest person on our team. Follow his adventures on the gram!

Chalis Henderson,


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Chalis is a wife, mother, philanthropist, and administrator extraordinaire. She brings expertise in innovative solutions, project management, and community relations to our team. Her passions lie in rural community development. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with her family, or adding to her collection of mantel décor (a newfound hobby since recently purchasing an older home).  

Noah Wheeler,

Social Media Marketing Intern

Noah shares our stories with the world via social media platforms. When she's not connecting with our "global neighbors" she is a full-time student who loves technology, working with children, photography, and travel. Her favorite photos are travel photos and she looks forward to exploring places she's never been! Noah's goal is to do work that she enjoys and to be a light unto others. She loves Maya Angelou's quote, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." 

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