Dr. McAlmont manages all aspects of K12's growing career readiness programs including Destinations Career Academies. He is responsible for providing career readiness and workforce development solutions for students around the country—solutions that go beyond jobs traditionally aligned with vocational education to emerging new collar jobs of the future.
Prior to joining K12, Shaun served as CEO of Neumont College of Computer Science in Salt Lake City. And before that, he was President and CEO of Lincoln Tech Educational Services, a provider of professional skills training with multiple "Lincoln Tech" locations across the country.
A former NCAA and international athlete, Shaun leveraged his success in athletics to inform his business career trajectory, notably writing his doctoral dissertation on advising collegiate athletes on academic and career success. He earned a doctoral degree in higher education, graduating with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania. He has a master’s degree in education administration from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.
Leilani has decades of marketing, brand, and communications experience. She leads K12's expanding development of public and private-sector partnerships. In addition, she manages several cross-functional strategic initiatives on behalf of the chairman, such as the company's strategic investment in Tallo—a career platform that connects high school students, college students, and young adults to career and higher education opportunities.
Prior to joining K12, Leilani served as chief marketing officer of Starr Companies, a global insurance and investment organization. She has also held leadership roles at other major companies including the Economist Group, MetLife, and American International Group.
Leilani is the author of From Campus to Cubicle: 25 Tips for Your First Professional Year, a career guide for young professionals and recent graduates. She serves on the board of Middlebury College, her alma mater, and the Executive Leadership Council, the premier membership organization for global black executives. She is also a graduate of New York University.
Pat is focusing his drive for innovation by commencing an effort to introduce Project Based Learning into our career education programs. Pat leads the program design for Destinations Career Academies to ensure student's successful matriculation through completion of career pathways, and is also creating a framework for students to find summer jobs, internships, and mentorship opportunities.
Pat joins us from Hamilton-Fulton-Montgomery Counties BOCES (HFM BOCES), where, as district superintendent, he increased the role of technology throughout its programs and services. Pat is an outspoken critic of inertia in the public education system and an advocate for rethinking education for today's 21st century student.