MTC Team

Stacey Cauldwell Executive Director

Stacy Caldwell brings to the MTC a deep understanding of innovative education models as well as the dynamics at the intersection between preparation for college and college admissions. Before joining MTC as executive director, Stacy had served as Chief Product Officer for The Princeton Review (TPR), where she was responsible for the company’s ongoing innovation and development of education solutions for individuals, high schools, and colleges. Prior to her work with TPR, Caldwell served as vice president for the SAT Suite of Assessments, playing the lead role during the most recent redesign of the SAT. Her previous roles include business and instructional technology positions at SCORE! Educational Centers and Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions and consulting roles at Bain & Company and Arthur Andersen.

Jimmy Wynn Chief of Organizational Advancement

Jimmy brings 20-plus years of experience in public education policy and stakeholder engagement to the MTC. Most recently he directed the policy and development efforts at the Harris County Department of Education (HCDE), a public agency providing direct student services to the 26 school districts in Houston, Texas. Prior to his work at HCDE, Jimmy served as vice president for Governmental Relations at the College Board and as a consultant representing national education organizations including Teach for America, The New Teacher Project, and the Education Trust. Contact him at wynn@mastery.org.

Ben Rein Director of Outreach

If you’ve sent an email or made a phone call to the MTC, chances are Ben answered it. A 25-year veteran of independent schools, Ben serves as one of the MTC’s main ambassadors. He speaks to schools interested in learning more about the Consortium, keeps members updated and makes sure that questions get answered. Contact him at rein@mastery.org

Patricia Russell Chief Education and Operations Officer

Patricia leads the MTC operations and projects. She has served in a variety of academic roles, including most recently as the Dean of Studies at Phillips Academy. Contact her at russell@mastery.org

Susan Bell Director of Member School Engagement

With nearly two decades of experience working in public school systems, Susie will support MTC’s network of member schools as they work together and within their high schools to implement a Mastery Transcript. Susie had previously served as the superintendent of the Windsor Locks Public Schools and had also served Windsor Locks High School in a variety of other roles, including principal and director of guidance. Highlights of her accomplishments include working with colleagues and community members to raise academic expectations by eliminating course levels that held students to low expectations and working with her team and the Board of Education to develop the vision and systemic changes needed to make personalized and mastery-based learning a reality for all children in Windsor Locks. Contact her at bell@mastery.org.

Edgar Montes Director of Member School Engagement

Edgar brings extensive knowledge and an unwavering commitment to providing access, equity, and opportunity to all students, especially students in underserved communities. He brings more than 15 years of experience in supporting schools, districts, county offices, and state agencies as they work toward transforming their educational systems and practices to better prepare students for success in college, career, and life. Prior to joining MTC, Edgar served as the executive director of a California statewide initiative to scale up a multi-tiered system of support focused on advancing the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral development of the whole child through the Orange County Department of Education. Edgar also served as director of state and district partnerships for the College Board’s western regional office, college counselor at High Tech High Media Arts, and admission counselor at the University of San Diego. Contact him at montes@mastery.org.

Mike Flanagan Chief Product Officer

Mike oversees the design and development of Mastery Transcript software products, connecting with members and advisors to manage the MTC product roadmap. He is an experienced education technology executive, most recently having served as CEO of the Services Division at the National Association of Independent Schools, where he led a complete redesign and relaunch of their School and Student Services financial aid platforms. Contact him at flanagan@mastery.org.

Jenny Barker Senior Project Manager

Jenny brings vast communications experience to her role with the MTC, where she manages a range of communications, event-planning, and research projects. She is also a Communications Strategist at Phillips Academy Andover and has previously worked in communications roles at Harvard University. Contact her at barker@mastery.org.