Education Partnerships

Our Education Partnerships team is dedicated to building long-lasting, supportive, and engaged partnerships with educators and those who work with us to make our mission a reality. With 40 years of expertise in the fields of education and child advocacy, we’ve developed a team of passionate professionals who truly understand the challenges faced by schools and districts. We’re committed to working with our clients by providing high-quality, research-based programs and ongoing support that promote our vision of safe children thriving in a peaceful world.

Join our growing team! Visit our Careers page to learn about our current openings.

Kelly Merkling

Director of Education Partnerships

Lisa Wright

Education Partnerships Manager, West Coast

Jennifer Sanderlin

Senior Education Partnerships Manager, South

Forrest Walter

Education Partnerships Manager, South

Kyra Rhoads

Education Partnerships Manager, Gulf Coast

Miriam Merliss

Education Account Manager, Gulf Coast

Zach Sherman

Education Partnerships Manager, Central

Kate Tovias

Education Partnerships Manager, Northeast

Chad Parke

Education Partnerships Manager, Northeast

Noah Koritz

Education Partnerships Manager, West Region

Joany Higgins

Education Partnerships Manager, Mountain Plains