We believe great teaching matters. Our mission is to empower education leaders to recognize, support, and scale great teaching practices so that all children are able to realize success in life.
Consistently great teaching is in place across every school in Florida, for every student, every day.
We believe all schools and all students can succeed and thrive with the right instructional practices in place in classrooms.
We are committed to independent and transparent decision-making based on trustworthy, validated data.
We believe low-income students and students of color are underserved by the gaps that persist in our educational system. All students deserve an opportunity to succeed by receiving a great education in Florida’s classrooms.
We recognize the power of working toward a shared vision and commitment to the conditions for great teaching and student success. We achieve that by operating in a collaborative, apolitical, non-competitive way.
We exist to make a real impact on student success by supporting education leaders with data, action, and advocacy so they can directly improve teaching and learning in classrooms.
As Impact Florida’s President, Mandy leads and manages all aspects of the organization’s strategy and relationships. She is a passionate advocate for providing equitable educational opportunities for all students in Florida.
Chief Operating Officer
As part of the Impact Florida team, Trey leads the organization’s operations and activities. As former President of the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, he has a history of contributing to smart improvements in schools that help all students succeed.
Stephanie Garry Garfunkel
Director of Knowledge Management and Communications
In her role, Stephanie helps capture and disseminate learning from Impact Florida's work to positively impact as many students as possible.
Aquill Mischler is the Operations Manager for Impact Florida. In this position, she works closely with all team members to ensure that the day-to-day activities of the organization are effectively executed.
Head of Educator Innovation
A former award-winning teacher, Kelly has insight into the minds of educators and students and understands what makes great teaching happen.