Evan St. Lifer is the CEO of InnovateK12, an engagement, ideation, and inclusion platform and services company that partners with schools, organizations, and solution providers to cultivate deeper, broader, and more meaningful engagement with their respective stakeholders—including parents/families, students, teachers, and community partners. The company leverages a research-proven, science-based approach to effective engagement and inclusion, partnering with districts to help them leverage the collective wisdom of their community, catalyze the most promising ideas, tackle challenging issues, or to solve commonly held problems of practice. In addition to yielding innovative solutions, critical by-products of InnovateK12’s services include community stakeholder trust, transparency, and empowerment.
During his 15-year tenure at Scholastic, Evan held leadership positions in a variety of capacities, developing businesses and products serving a range of markets including Early Childhood, PreK-12, After School, Family Engagement, Summer Learning, and Libraries. Evan is also a founding board member of the Florida Technology Council—which focuses on the needs and priorities of the state’s technology sector and advises the state legislature on information technology policy. Before his career at Scholastic, Evan was a journalist for nearly two decades, including an investigative reporting stint at The New York Times and culminating in a five-year term as Editor-in-Chief of School Library Journal.