December 15, 2021 – Baltimore, MD – Allovue today announces its inaugural Advisory Board of distinguished leaders in K-12 education finance, strategy, and resource equity. The all-volunteer group will contribute their expertise to help shape technological innovation, best practices, and resources for K-12 leaders across the country.
Allovue translates the complexities of financial data into meaningful information so that administrators can allocate resources to maximize student achievement. Allovue’s product suite of modern financial tools includes solutions for creating dynamic funding formulas, building goal-aligned budgets, and monitoring spending year-round. The work of the Advisory Board is in support of Allovue’s vision to make every dollar work for every student.
“The past 18 months have further exposed the shortcomings of legacy finance systems to meet the needs of administrators as they have worked to quickly adapt budgets and deploy stimulus funds to mitigate and recover from the COVID crisis,” said Allovue CEO Jess Gartner. “I’m looking forward to learning with this group of finance and resource equity experts to build the future of education finance together.”
Members of Allovue’s Advisory Board for K-12 Resource Equity & Strategy will convene every other month to provide support to one another as they navigate similar challenges in K-12 education finance. The Advisory Board also provides guidance to Allovue in its work to empower education leaders with modern solutions to administer resources equitably and effectively.
The Advisory Board for K-12 Resource Equity & Strategy currently counts thirteen members, who bring a diverse set of experiences and perspectives from within K-12 districts and leading policy and advocacy organizations, and continues to grow. Participation is voluntary and activities of the Advisory Board are strictly for educational and advisory purposes.
“I hope to gain an understanding from my peers about innovative ways to tackle issues related to equity, resource allocation, and school finance and budgeting,” said member Tara Bergfeld, Director of Resource Strategy at Metro Nashville Public Schools. Other Advisory Board members include:
- David Bloom, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Boston Public Schools
- Jordan Ely, Chief Financial Officer, Gresham-Barlow School District
- Funmi Haastrup, K-12 Equity Consultant
- Shaylia McRae, Chief of Transformation, Hillsborough County Public Schools
- Barbara Mullen, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Cambridge Public Schools
- Suzanne Slack, Chief Financial Officer, Syracuse City School District
- Marques Whitmire, VP of Finance & Operations, Policy Innovators in Education (PIE) Network
- Weston Young, Chief Financial Officer, Indianapolis Public Schools
More information on the Advisory Board for K-12 Resource Equity & Strategy can be found at allovue.com/advisory-board.
Founded in 2013, Allovue provides innovative education finance technology solutions to educators and administrators nationwide to help them allocate, budget, and manage school spending. Allovue’s flagship product is an online software platform designed to help education leaders equitably and effectively administer resources.