Keri D. Ingraham

Director and Fellow, American Center for Transforming Education

Dr. Keri D. Ingraham is a Fellow of Discovery Institute and Director of the Institute’s American Center for Transforming Education. She spent nearly two decades leading within the field of education as a national consultant, requested conference speaker, head of school, virtual and hybrid academy director, administrator, classroom teacher, and athletic coach. Her areas of education expertise include innovation, thought leadership, research, online learning best practices, customized hybrid program development, business model creation, operations effectiveness, and strategic planning for sustainability and scaling.

She holds a Doctor of Education degree and a Master of Education degree from Regent University. Her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree was awarded from George Fox University where she was named an Academic All-American and was a four-year athletic team member. In addition, Dr. Ingraham earned an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Professional Certificate from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the Stanford University School of Engineering.

In 2019, she was invited as a contributing author for the book, MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education and co-authored “From Gutenberg to 5G.” As a result of her national conference speaking and noteworthy forward-thinking school leadership, Dr. Ingraham received an invitation to join the MindShift think tank team in 2018. As a part of MindShift, she traveled nationally and internationally identifying outliers of excellence and innovation within the field of education. 

Dr. Ingraham was awarded the George W. Selig Doctoral Fellowship in 2013. The following year she received the “World Changer in the Field of Education” award from Regent University. In 2008, she was selected as a “Teacher of Excellence.” Early in her career, she was a state championship winning coach and five-time recipient of “Coach of the Year” honors. Dr. Ingraham is passionate about education preparing students to live, work, and thrive in tomorrow’s world, which will require tremendous and large-scale education transformation.

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It’s Time for Parents to Reclaim Authority Over Their Children

McAuliffe’s candor about his desire to keep parental influence out of the classroom during a September 29 debate against Glenn Youngkin set parents on fire, and likely cost him the election. But more broadly, it symbolized the struggle over who should have authority over children — parents or the government and teacher unions.

Educational Freedom (Part 3): Education Entrepreneurs

America, a world leader in free enterprise, maintains an educational system that more closely resembles that of communist countries. The irony is significant. American businesses were built by entrepreneurs of vision, creativity, innovation, and persistence.

Educational Freedom (Part 2): Reducing Government Control

The corrupting power of government is an issue too seldomly discussed in the context of public education. A corrupt government will use its control of the education of its future adult citizens for its own political ends at the expense of the best interests of its people.

Misguided Mandate Will Cost Washington State

Extreme Employee Ousting, Including in Educational Settings
Get vaccinated or get fired. This was the ultimatum issued by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee in August that took effect on October 18, impacting thousands of the state’s public servants and community heroes — doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, schoolteachers, and beyond.

K-12 Redesign: Graduation Requirements

Today’s high school graduation requirements remain based on a seat-time measurement implemented in 1904. While our world has drastically changed over the past hundred and seventeen years, our K-12 schools maintain an antiquated approach to measuring student achievement.

The Ultimate Mission Drift

The U.S. Education System Fails to Fulfill Its Purpose
Operating at odds with its stated mission, the United States Department of Education is failing our children on every major front. Students aren’t receiving equal access to quality schools or a learning experience characterized by educational excellence.

Two Visions for America at Hostile Odds

Public Schools Exploiting their Responsibility
Parents are witnessing their children being bred in extreme far-left radical ideologies, starting as young as age five, against their parental authority and at the expense of academic education.