Shane Goldstein Smith

Dr. Shane Goldstein Smith is a 20+ year educator, entrepreneur, innovator, and is the Founder and CEO of CultivateEd, an education consultancy. Shane’s passion is  finding ways to elevate the academic experience through innovation. Shane has extensive experience creating, designing, and managing academic and operational programs; leading school and district programs and initiatives; and cultivating school and district partnerships across the nation and abroad.

Previously, Shane served as Chief Academic Officer of Ingenious Schools, a virtual collaborative PreK-12 edtech startup across the US and Latin America. Prior to Ingenious, Shane was the Head of Schools at WeGrow/WeWork, and Chief Schools Officer at Hebrew Public, a secular dual language charter network in New York City.

Shane spent the early part of her career as a high school history teacher at Whitney Young Magnet High School, a K-12 full continuum International Baccalaureate principal, and a deputy chief of schools in Chicago Public Schools. Shane has her doctorate from National-Louis University, her MSEd from Northwestern University, and her BA from Miami University (OH). She resides in Livingston, NJ with her husband, three children, and their much-loved beagle.

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