Dr. Joseph L Goins – CEO (Profile)
Focused on innovation in education, Dr. Joseph Goin’s career began as a Vocational Educator in the state of Tennessee and has continued to innovate academic and commercial spaces alike. Dr. Goins would go on to further his education in the state of Tennessee, earning a MS in Administration and Supervision (University of Tennessee), and an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership and Policy (Vanderbilt University) for a broader view of the challenges facing, and potential of, modern education. He has developed foundational skills programs for learners with the Tennessee Board of Regents, occupational profiles for a work-ready credential, and a statewide basic skills/mathematics curriculum focused on career pathways. Dr. Goins has built upon his desire to integrate innovation into education in everything he has done, promoting academic achievement, educator effectiveness, and outcome-driven leadership strategies.
Though adept at increasing market share, profitability, and the development of product offerings at his previous places of employment, Dr. Goins has never lost sight of his goal and purpose. In the private sector, Dr. Goins has focused on creating carefully crafted and customized solutions in education and the “Ed. Tech” industries. He has delivered sustainable academic augmentation processes for students and functional support for educators and administrators. Leading sales, marketing, and professional development efforts in all markets across the U.S., as well as internationally, Dr. Goins is well-versed in the financial, technical, and operational aspect of education, and the many parties that play a role in creating academic and occupational success.
Dr. Danielle J. Tallent – Chief Learning Officer (Profile)
NS4ed’s Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Tallent specializes in bringing clean, yet creative, curricula designs to life pushing forward NS4ed’s objective of purpose-driven learning. Utilizing her PhD in Philosophy and MA in Developmental Pschology (University of Denver, 2009 & 2006, respectively), Dr. Tallent tells stories with data that are engaging and relatable. She embraces the challenge of identifying essential ideas within a subject area and presenting that information clearly and effectively, making the most difficult information accessible.
Saeed Bramwell-Gordon-Business Development Associate & Analyst (Profile)
Saeed Bramwell-Gordon serves as an Analyst for NS4ed assisting clients and leadership in the investigation, implementation, and promotion of models and services in the furtherance of NS4ed’s goals and purposes. In his role as Business Development Associate, Saeed aids CEO Dr. Goins in identifying educational partners to work with in providing customized solutions in education for the benefit of students and educational leaders. Saeed is formerly trained as a lawyer (Vanderbilt Law School, 2017) and has prior experience through his time working for Tennessee State University’s Legal Counsel identifying and understanding the administrative and regulatory challenges education leaders face everyday.
A. Hasan Davis, JD – Inclusion Expert (Profile)
A. Hasan Davis (Hasan Davis) has reshaped himself over the course of many years through dedication, diligence, and dynamic thinking. Hasan has become a though leader in the fields of education and juvenile justice, making youth support and guidance his purpose. Utilizing his missteps as a child and young adult to reshape his future, and the futures of countless others, Hasan has shown his skill as a practitioner in these areas through successful tenures as Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner (Dept. of Juvenile Justice, Kentucky), and impacted the lives of over 3,000 young people. He has, additionally, helped to inform policy decisions, testifying before Federal Legislators, and as a keynote speaker for 20 years, using his experiences and training to guide many more.
Edgar R. Fermin – Director International Relations (Profile)
Edgar R. Fermin has become a valued partner, leading and supporting innovation in the consultation of educational entities. Through his training in BS at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, Massachusetts, in Management Information Systems, and his experience, as a senior information system consultant, Edgar is a leader and creative problem solver in the performance of analytical and management duties for partners, clients, and allies. He is valued for his work keeping NS4ed remain at the forefront technical infrastructure innovations, aiding NS4ed in serving their clients and the
Francisco Garcia – Migrant Ed Coordinator (Profile)
With both a heart and a mind for education, Francisco Garcia has served in a variety of roles in education, as an administrator, educator, and a leader. Francisco has dedicated a great deal of his career to serving Hispanic students and the nation’s migratory children and youth, also collaborating with the US Commission on Civil Rights. Francisco, owning a MA in Education from Boise State University and a BA from the College of Idaho, is valued for his insight regarding the challenges of underserved and culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
Peggy Sloin – Director Grant Research (Profile)
Over 40 years, Peggy Sloin has worked with non-profit and educational institutions, and corporations nationwide by researching and writing grant proposals, and has been a valuable contributor to NS4ed’s work in grant writing. Peggy has written government and corporate policy and procedure manuals, along with grant proposals in education and career and college readiness, early childhood care and education, workforce development, and economic development. Additionally, Peggy has also designed and conducted evaluation programs for the New Jersey public school system; colleges and universities; Native American reservation sites; Even Start; and Technology Opportunity Programs.
Trevor Stokes – Career Readiness Expert (Profile)
Trevor Stokes regularly serves as a subject matter expert in labor market analysis to support career-driven curriculum development, regional economic research and growth planning, industry sector partnerships, educational product development and public policy recommendations. Personal experience in secondary education, adult technical training and workforce development have contributed to a practical and digestible approach to interpreting and applying labor market data.
Mr. Stokes has provided leadership to some of the country’s most innovative and successful career-driven education and workforce development initiatives, including Go Build Alabama, Work Ready Austin, and the Kentucky Career and College Readiness Transformation. His writing and research have contributed to successful efforts to secure Investing in Innovation, Race to the Top, AMJIAC, Workforce Innovation Fund and Ready to Work federal grants.
Most recently, his industry profiles informed sector-based economic development strategies for the state of Arizona. Empirical data analysis was refined by direct engagement with industry leaders as SWOT analyses were conducted and preferred strategies identified for the Aerospace and Defense, Advanced Manufacturing and Bioscience and Health Care sectors.
Trevor is a Certified Community Researcher and an alum of Lee University in East Tennessee where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. He now resides in Phoenix, Arizona where he supports the state’s efforts to grow, attract and retain quality jobs.
Troy Price – Communications (Profile)
As the co-owner of “Front Porch Studios,” Mr. Troy Price has been instrumental in NS4ed’s media efforts, informing educators and leaders on innovations and trends in the field. Mr. Price’s insights into the hugely popular medium have helped NS4ed to expand its reach and discover new opportunities within the world of education.