Meet the team

The Next Education Workforce is a comprehensive initiative that integrates and draws upon the full range of resources of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.

The Next Education Workforce initiative integrates and draws upon the full range of resources of the college. Redesigning school staffing requires the deep involvement of faculty and staff, as well as the operational departments of our college. Our work shapes how the college approaches its degree-program portfolio, its professional learning programs and its engagement with schools.

The Next Education Workforce team is organized and led by:

Brent Maddin

Executive Director, Next Education Workforce Initiative


Whole-school models

Mary Brown

Senior Program Manager, Whole-School Models

Lisa Cannon

Lisa Cannon

Senior Program Manager, Whole-School Models


Community educators

Korbi Adams

Senior Program Manager, Community Educator Initiatives


Strategic initiatives


National networks


Communications and events


Collaborators at MLFTC

The Next Education Workforce initiative benefits from deep collaboration with units across Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. They include: the Division of Teacher Preparation; Division of Leadership and Innovation; Office of Professional Learning; Office of Professional Experiences; Office of Digital Learning; Office of Global Engagement; Principled Innovation; Office of Data Strategy; Marketing and Communications; and more.