Drawing from both education and business experience, Clee Upchurch, M.Ed., works at the intersection of education and innovation. Clee provides direction in communication, partnerships, products, operations and general strategy for lead4ward. Clee is passionate about providing educators with resources and support systems designed to help them focus their energy on instructing and inspiring students.

Clee’s previous experience includes sixteen years in public education and six years in business. She was a communication and production director for a regional education service center, a gifted and talented specialist for Denver Public Schools, and a teacher for Manor ISD. She has had various roles as a Project and Marketing Manager for the private sector.