Greg Klein, Rogers Family Foundation

TITLE: Senior Director, Innovation and Learning

FOCUS AREAS: Personalized and blended learning

CONTACT:  510-899-7918, gklein@rogersfoundation.org

PROFILE: Greg Klein has been the senior director of innovation and learning since December 2013 at the Rogers Family Foundation. He previously served as the foundation’s director of blended learning, where he led the pilot implementation of multiple blended learning models in eight schools in Oakland, including a wide variety of cross-subject online content and data dashboard tools.

His foundation bio shares:

My favorite childhood book that I read over (and over and over and over) was: Corduroy by Don Freeman

My hope for Oakland students is: That they discover their passions and help build strong communities.

Greg joined the Rogers Family Foundation in June 2012. He works directly in schools supporting principals, teachers and students to personalize learning at ten Oakland public schools selected for Next Generation Learning Challenge in Oakland planning grants. Prior to working at the Foundation, Greg helped launch Downtown College Prep's (DCP) Alum Rock campus, developing an innovative Learning Lab at the middle school level. While at DCP he managed large groups of students, integrated computers and technology into the classroom, and focused his attention on teaching. Greg began his career in education reform as a teacher, coach, and administrator in the Oakland Unified School District for seven years, including building his own minilab in his classroom as a first-year teacher. Greg graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004 with a BA in History. Self-proclaimed tech geek, Greg is Dad to two adorable daughters and lives with his wife Mariah in Oakland.