the cool kids
Dr. Chandra Sledge Mathias,
Founder and CEO
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.
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).