Drawing from both education and business experience, Clee Upchurch, M.Ed., has been working at the intersection of education and innovation for the past nine years. As Director of Strategy and Development, Clee provides direction in communication, partnerships, products, and general strategy for lead4ward.

Clee’s experience includes over thirteen years in public education and over six years in the business industry. She led the communication and production department at Education Service Center Region 13 and has served as a Gifted and Talented Specialist, Teacher, Project Manager and Marketing Manager. Clee is passionate about providing educators with resources and support systems designed to help them focus their energy on instructing and inspiring students.