About Noble Education Initiative

United with a Passion for Success

Success for teachers and students is success for us

We are united in our common and driving passion for success of students and teachers throughout the U.S. Our innovative teacher preparation and school management programs tackle education challenges with a new and tested perspective.

Our product, our service, and our goals are a success through innovative educational curriculums and educator training focused on a fresh, new and innovative approach. At NEI, we manage the schools of tomorrow, and train the teachers of tomorrow to create the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Core Values

The Golden Rule

We will always value people above all else, and we will deal with all people with love, grace, and candor.

Uncommon Results

We will leverage the strength of a diverse team to make a difference and produce results relevant to those we serve.

Unity

We are a united front. We will rise and fall together, with a fierce commitment to “we”.

Ownership

We will take responsibility for our actions and solutions, conquering complexity through simplicity.

Warrior’s Heart

We will view our work as a calling, tenaciously fight for the mission, and win with humility.If we lose, we will rise and fight again.

Our Mission

Welcome to our bold mission to rethink education. Noble Education Initiative is a place to dream big and rethink how things have been done in education. We aim to create a collaborative group of education professionals who are focused on tackling educational challenges in new and creative ways to set up students for a lifetime of success.

We are united in our common and driving passion for success of students and teachers throughout the U.S. Our innovative teacher preparation and school management programs tackle education challenges with a new and tested perspective. Our product, our service and our goals are success through innovative educational curriculums and educator training focused on a fresh, new and innovative approach. At NEI, we manage the schools of tomorrow, and train the teachers of tomorrow to create the leaders of tomorrow.

Accreditation

Noble Education Initiative (NEI) is accredited with Cognia, formerly AdvancED. Cognia nationally recognizes districts that meet rigorous standards that focus on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meet the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the system and all of its schools are accredited, and that NEI is recognized across the nation as a school system that meets Cognia Standards of Quality, and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement. For more information, please visit www.cognia.com.

Our Staff

Sherry Hage

Chief Executive Officer

Richard Page

President

Teresa Brown

Director of Curriculum Design and Staff Development

Sandy Shedenhelm

Director of Curriculum and Instructional Design

Julie Alm

Director of Educator Preparation

Dr. Byron Ernest

Director of Educator Development and Partnerships

Debora Wells

Director of Grants Management

Jessica Mercadante

Director of Professional Development and Training

April Williams-Khorran

Director of Operations and School Support

Eric Lewis

State Director for Tennessee

Dr. Mary Laurens Minish

Deputy State Director for Tennessee

Jane Bular-Gangale

Marketing and Communications Partner

Ashley Doty

Training and Professional Development

Denise Mueller

Training and Professional Development

Angel Clark

Instructional Coach