Crystal Everett, a Kansas City native and graduate of Lincoln College Prep, is the manager for career and technical education for Kansas City Public Schools. Crystal is also the founder of Everett Consulting Group LLC, an organization focused on educating and empowering both students and their supporters about college and career related opportunities. She holds a BA from Drake University and a Masters of Education from Northern Arizona University
In addition to leading PLTI, Julie Holland is regional director for Urban Leaders Fellowship. Previously, Julie served as education advisor to Kansas City Mayor Sly James. She has also worked at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and congressional offices in Oklahoma and Washington, D.C. She holds a BS from Oklahoma State University, MPA from Syracuse University, and a doctorate in law and policy from Northeastern University.
Denesha Snell, a Kansas City native, is program director for American Public Square. Denesha has devoted her career to address community issues including parent advocacy, cultural diversity, causes of health disparities, violence prevention and improving relationships with community and civic partners. She holds a BS from Tennessee State University and a Masters of Education from Rockhurst University.
Annie Watson is senior associate with School Readiness Consulting. Annie has a wide range of early care and education experience including having served as a classroom teacher, education coach, pedagogical consultant, and nonprofit leader. Annie is an advocate for high-quality early education and learning environments with a passion for intersectional equity and anti-racism work. She holds a BA from Park University.
Liz Williams has over 20 years experience as an executive in operations, sales, marketing and training in the corporate and government sectors. She's an expert in inspiring large teams to embrace change and deliver world-class customer service. She holds a BA from UMKC.