New Tech Network has offices and staff located throughout the country and our experience in education is as diverse as our schools.
New Tech Leadership
Tim is passionate about systems transformation to provide access to Deeper Learning for each and every student. After serving as a founding teacher at Sacramento New Tech High School, Tim joined New Tech Network in 2005 and has served in a number of roles across the organization, supporting 25 schools as a School Development coach and then leading the cultivation and planning for over 100 schools and districts in the past 5 years. In his current role as Chief Operating Officer, Tim leads all internal and external operations, including the development of Echo, NTN’s Learning Management System. Tim graduated with High Honors from UC Berekeley, has a Masters from UC Santa Barbara, and is a fellow of the Deeper Learning Leadership Forum.
As Chief Learning Officer, Megan Pacheco focuses on the quality of professional development that is the trademark of the New Tech Network. Working with coaching teams throughout the country, Megan helps drive pedagogical innovation using project-based learning as the primary method of instruction.
Megan joined the New Tech Network in 2005 and has coached schools in California, Oregon, Texas, North Carolina, and South Dakota. Prior to joining New Tech Network, Megan taught math at the flagship school, Napa New Tech. Megan co-developed an integrated math/science class, taught algebra I and geometry, and served as the New Tech Site Advocate.
Megan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1999 with a B.S. in mathematics and an M.A. in Mathematics Education from Sonoma State University.
As Chief Schools Officer, Jim focuses on supporting the implementation efforts of over 175 schools in 29 states and Australia that make up the New Tech Network (NTN). Working to ensure that every NTN school has the support it needs to become a great school, he supports NTN’s school coaches, assessment initiatives, leadership development work, and national events. Prior to joining the New Tech Network in 2011, he was a founding staff member of Two River Public Charter School (an Expeditionary Learning School) in Washington, DC and served as the school’s Principal until 2010. In addition to his work at NTN, Jim teaches as an adjunct faculty member at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education and serves as a member of the graduate school's advisory board. He has also served as a Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar, an education policy fellow at the Institute for Educational Leadership, and a fellow at the National Center for Leadership. Jim holds a bachelor's degree from Presbyterian College and a master's degree from The George Washington University.
Serving as the Chief Officer of District Support, Jude Garnier leads New Tech Network’s support at the systems level for districts and charter organizations housing multiple New Tech schools. Joining New Tech Network in 2010, she has helped to develop the leadership development framework for New Tech school leaders as well as our emerging strategy for support of district leaders.
Jude’s sixteen year career as a public school teacher established a solid foundation in teaching and learning, which grounds her work in school and district change. Since 2000 she has served as a founding member of the Change Leadership Group at Harvard Graduate School of Education (and is one of the co-authors of the Change Leadership Handbook); led an 8-year professional development and coaching effort for districts and schools involved in a significant reform initiative in Washington State; and directed the leadership development work for school and central office leaders within Seattle Public Schools.
Jude holds a B.A. in Elementary and Special Education, an M.Ed. in Special Education and a Ph.D. In Educational Systems and Leadership.