Heather Staker

Senior Education Research Fellow

Heather Clayton Staker is a Senior Research Fellow for the Education Practice at Innosight Institute.

She is the author of many publications, including “The rise of K-12 blended learning: Profiles of emerging models,” which Innosight Institute published in May of 2011. Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning listed it as one of the 11 most valuable reports for online learning policymakers and practitioners in 2011.

Staker is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at education innovation conferences around the country and testifies regularly before state policymakers, including in Arizona, California, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania most recently. Scholastic’s blog named her one of 5 people to watch in education in 2012.

Prior to joining Innosight Institute, Staker served under Governor Pete Wilson’s administration as a member of the California State Board of Education. She also was a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, a sales manager for Procter & Gamble, and the co-founder and CFO of Karaeiga, LLC, now Yoostar Entertainment.

Staker graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, with a concentration in Government. She received an MBA, with distinction, from Harvard Business School. She is the mother of four elementary school students.

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