Schools can inspire and engage all students. Teachers can offer relevant and authentic learning experiences in all subjects. Students can develop skills essential for both college and career, in addition to mastering academics. As a leading design partner for comprehensive school change, New Tech Network has proven public schools can accomplish all of these aspirations. We do not operate schools; instead, we work with districts and communities throughout the country to transform schools into innovative learning environments.


Strength and Growth

Nearly twenty years after the first school opened in Napa, New Tech Network is one of the fastest growing school networks with a proven approach for student success.  New Tech Network provides  support to every demographic and community type.

Working together to transform schools

As a leading design partner for comprehensive school change,
New Tech Network, a national non-profit, works closely with nearly 200 districts and schools.

  • 126HIGH
  • 41MIDDLE
  • 4400TEACHERS
  • 72000STUDENTS

Our leadership team

Our leadership and governance teams consist of highly innovative educators, growth stage investors, edtech entrepreneurs and policy leaders. The New Tech Network team includes educators who have classroom, administrative, board of education and district-level experience.

Lydia Dobyns

President and CEO

Tim Presiado

Chief Operating Officer

Megan Pacheco

Chief Learning Officer

Jim May

Chief Schools Officer

Jude Garnier, Ph.D.

Chief District Officer

Our governance and advisory board

Barry Schuler

Chairman of the Board

Chad P. Wick

Governance Board

Lydia Dobyns

Governance Board

Eileen Rudden

Governance Board

Tim Tuff

Governance Board

Dick Riley

Advisory Board

Help us increase our impact

We are building a dynamic, perpetually learning network of districts, schools and educators. The success, sustainability, and growth of New Tech Network is made possible by support from philanthropic organizations and district engagements.

Partners & Collaborators

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