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We help school leaders

turn every day interactions
into exceptional experiences.

About Us

Welcome to K12 Insight,

here’s a little about what drives us.

We’re a diverse team of educators, entrepreneurs, students and parents.
We’re also strong believers in the mission of our nation’s K-12 schools.


A truly great education has the power to open seemingly impossible doors.

A truly great education has the power to open seemingly impossible doors.

From world leaders to lawmakers, from doctors to advocates to CEOs, the spark of possibility almost always starts in the classroom.

Whether you work in the front office or the school building, that’s an awesome responsibility. It’s also an incredible feeling.

But great classrooms alone aren’t enough. Research shows that student achievement doesn’t happen without family and community engagement and a thriving school climate and culture. That means building trust.

It comes down to relationships. The best K-12 schools succeed because they know how to earn the trust and support of parents, students, teachers and staff.

That’s where K12 Insight comes in.


Our company, based outside Washington, D.C., is committed to helping schools turn everyday interactions with students, parents, teachers and staff into exceptional and memorable experiences.


Through a unique combination of cloud-based technology, industry-leading school district surveys, and professional development, our school-based customer experience solutions were created to give K-12 administrators the tools they need to improve family and community engagement, generate public support for key initiatives and provide exceptional experiences for parents, students and staff. Our suite of solutions works inside the classroom and across every department (think transportation, communications, human resources, safety and security, to name a few).


When a strong customer experience reflex becomes a part of your school culture, academics improve, enrollments increase, employees feel empowered and engaged, and achieving your mission becomes possible.


We’ve done this work in districts big and small, reaching more than 4 million students, parents, teachers and staff. If your school or district is facing competition from school choice, trying to reverse declining enrollments, or improve school climate, or simply wants a better way to communicate and build stronger relationships with the people who matter most, we can help.


The Team

At K12 Insight, we believe our people are our strongest asset. We serve K-12 schools exclusively, and our commitment to family and community engagement shines through in everything we do. Spend an afternoon with us at our Virginia HQ and chat with a former school district superintendent, write original school district surveys with a team of expert Ph.D. researchers, and get to know the teachers, technologists, writers, innovators and lifelong learners who power our love for K-12 education.

Stick around long enough and receive an invite to one of our weekly catered lunches, or fuel up for the next company kickball game with snacks from our fully-stocked kitchen.

Whether you’re looking to take the next step in your career, or considering partnering with us to improve community engagement and customer service in your schools, we’re excited to open our doors and show you what life at
K12 Insight is all about.


Suhail Farooqui
Suhail Farooqui
Founder & CEO

A strong believer in the value of public education, Suhail founded K12 Insight as a way to help school leaders build trust with parents, students, teachers and staff. An engineer by trade, he honed his skills at places like Schulmberger and Microstrategy. These days, he is dedicated to using technology, and a commitment to service, to help public schools listen to and learn from their communities.

Hamid Farooqui
Hamid Farooqui
Co-founder & CTO

As chief technology officer and co-founder, Hamid leads the way in working with K12 Insight’s developers to build the best, most intuitive and effective solutions for K-12 school leaders and their teams. A longtime systems engineer, he was a key member of the team that built Oracle’s corporate e-travel tool. Now, he uses that experience to build customer service and survey solutions for the nation’s K-12 schools. He is also CEO of SoGo Survey, an online survey provider.

Gregg Levin
Gregg Levin
President & COO

Gregg joined the team in 2017, after a decade with education provider, K12 Inc., where he was General Manager of Fuel Education. Gregg has more than two decades of K-12 ed-tech experience and sits on several boards, including ECS Learning Systems and Illustrative Mathematics.

Senior Leadership

Dr. Gerald Dawkins
Dr. Gerald Dawkins
SVP, District Relations
Adam Dean
Adam Dean
VP, Finance
Mike DePalma
Mike DePalma
SVP, Marketing
Maryam Elsaid
Maryam Elsaid
VP, Client Services
Justin Flaitz
Justin Flaitz
VP, Sales
Dr. Shelby McIntosh
Dr. Shelby McIntosh
VP, Client Success


Sales

Boyd Camak
Boyd Camak
Director, Business Development
Joe Douglas
Joe Douglas
Regional VP
Tina Shanks
Tina Shanks
Regional VP
Nick Alis
Nick Alis
Regional Director

Managing Directors

Trey Medbery
Trey Medbery
Managing Director
Katie Rediger
Katie Rediger
Managing Director

Business Operations

Amy Dalebout
Amy Dalebout
Senior Director, HR
Leslie Dutcher
Leslie Dutcher
Office Manager
Lori Ingram
Lori Ingram
Projects and Contracts Manager
Ben Meadema
Ben Meadema
Senior Director, Revenue Operations
Eric Yamoah
Eric Yamoah
Director, Information Technology



Farooq Akhtar
Farooq Akhtar
Associate Manager, Client Success
Tony Curtis
Tony Curtis
Client Success Analyst
Lynn Fersh
Lynn Fersh
Director, Let’s Talk! Implementation
Matt Lindbloom
Matt Lindbloom
Let’s Talk! Implementation Manager
Casey Sharperson
Casey Sharperson
Let’s Talk! Implementation Manager
Robyn Witt
Robyn Witt
Client Success Analyst


Kyle Freelander
Kyle Freelander
Customer Marketing and Communications Manager
Todd Kominiak
Todd Kominiak
Director, Marketing
Corey Murray
Corey Murray
Senior Director, Strategy and Engagement


James Mclain
James Mclain
UX/UI Designer
Rizwan Mahimkar
Rizwan Mahimkar
Director of Engineering
Kristin Lu
Kristin Lu
Product Analyst
Nadeem Khedekar
Nadeem Khedekar
Product Manager
Rachel Morin
Rachel Morin
UX/UI Designer
Jatin Gupta
Jatin Gupta
UX/UI Designer
Sherlock Colaco
Sherlock Colaco
Product Manager


Community

As a company that helps schools build stronger communities, we’re committed to helping make our local communities stronger too. Our team members volunteer in local schools, support families through charitable giving, get one day a month to dedicate to a social cause of their choice, and have an opportunity to participate in weekly Meals on Wheels deliveries–and that’s just for starters. If you’re looking for a company that works hard, has fun and believes in giving back, with a focus on family and community engagement, K12 Insight just might be the place for you. Visit our careers page to find out.