John Branam is executive director of Get Schooled, an organization that offers tips, tools and advice to help people succeed in education. John is a former middle school teacher and Peace Corp volunteer with more than fifteen years of experience in the education field and was previously a partner with The Learning Accelerator, an education consultancy focused on accelerating blended learning. He also served as director of programs for the Higher Achievement Program, a rigorous out-of-school academic enrichment program and deputy director for Grantmakers for Education, a national nonprofit whose mission is to promote excellence in education philanthropy. He earned his B.A. in political science from Washington and Lee University and a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law.