The CA Group team is made up of expert consultants dedicated to partnering with clients on transformational school design.
CA Group Consulting was founded by Cat Alexander in 2007. Cat currently focuses her education work on public/private school design and replication; personalized learning school design, implementation, and scaling; and strategic grant-making and impact investment support. Through her experience as a business process consultant with Accenture, an intern with the Chicago Public School District, chief operating officer of Rocketship Education, and program officer at the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Cat brings an extensive and uniquely diverse perspective to public education reform.
Cat holds a master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a liberal arts degree from the University of Texas, Austin.
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Pamela Barrier is an educator with extensive experience in blended/personalized learning design and implementation. She brings to consulting engagements a strategic and pragmatic perspective to help educators innovate, adopt and evaluate new approaches. Before joining CA group, Pamela served as the director of personalized learning at Trinity Episcopal School in Austin. In this role and previous school leadership positions, Pamela has developed and managed numerous personalized learning initiatives to enhance student achievement and make learning more student-centered, competency-based and engaging.
Pamela holds a master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin, and graduated with a bachelor of arts summa cum laude from Tulane University. She is also a Certified Academic Language Therapist.
Rebecca Bunn has an extensive background in education reform. Her areas of focus include school turnaround initiatives, charter-district collaboration, new school start-up processes, and personalized learning. Prior to becoming an education consultant, Becca served as president of The Riordan Foundation and Rx for Reading, two education-focused philanthropic organizations located in Los Angeles. Additionally, she served in a variety of roles in the New York City Department of Education, where she specialized in high school redesign, charter school approval and oversight, and new school development. Before transitioning into district policy roles, Becca taught for several years in inner-city Boston and New York City public schools.
Becca graduated with honors from Harvard College as a Government major and received her Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Kristen Buri has significant school leadership and classroom teaching experience at multiple high performing charter schools. In her roles, she has owned the development and implementation of innovative instructional and operating models which have successfully promoted significant gains in student achievement. Kristen’s primary areas of focus include instructional leadership, new school start-up processes, blended learning, professional development for teaching staff, and network strategy implementation. She has extensive experience with a wide variety of curriculums, online learning programs, and instructional models.
Kristen holds a bachelor of arts in Business Administration from the Trulaske School of Business at the University of Missouri.
Tracy Clark focuses on designing innovative learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and students, and partnering with district leaders to shift to more student-centered, personalized, and competency-based learning. Prior to her work in personalized learning, Tracy served as a bilingual teacher in Texas and Mexico and with children with special needs – experiences that deeply influence how she views challenges in education. She plans to spend her career solving interesting problems in the education space and raising up leaders and innovators who are focused on what’s best for children.
Tracy received a master’s in early childhood education with a focus on children with special needs and a bachelor of arts from Texas A&M. She is co-founder and lead organizer of EdTechWomen Austin and co-organizer of EdCamp Austin.
Tracy Mulligan is a Google Certified Trainer and a veteran educator specializing in instructional technology integration. She began her career in elementary education where she developed her skills at using technology tools to design unique and engaging learning opportunities for students. Tracy has a Masters in Education in Administration and Supervision and has worked with teachers and students in classroom and professional development capacities in the K-12 public and private school sectors.
Prior to joining CA Group, Tracy’s position as a Blended Learning Specialist in a Texas public school district enabled her to champion change in education that reflects the needs of today’s students. Alongside campus leaders and teachers she has helped to establish processes for the successful implementation of blended and personalized learning models.
Jamie Prijatel has over a decade of experience in charter and district school education reform. Jamie currently specializes in new small school design and program development, school replication, model codification, market research, professional development, event planning, project management, and facilities renovation. Her clients have included the New York City Department of Education, the Foundation for Education Excellence/Oakwood Homes, the National Association of Charter School Authorizers, the New York City Charter School Center, the Walton Family Foundation, and Green Dot Public Schools.
Previously, Jamie worked at the New York City Department of Education and at Good Shepherd Services, a community-based family and social services organization. She has been a consultant since 2008. Jamie holds a Masters in Public Administration from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University and a Bachelor degree in Psychology from Boston University.
Bebe Ryan works with a wide variety of schools, charter management organizations, and nonprofits, leading efforts in project design and implementation, fundraising, growth and strategic planning. Previously, she served as national development director for Rocketship Education, leading strategic planning and fundraising efforts. Bebe has held senior leadership roles in talent management, strategy and fund development at Firstline Schools and KIPP New Orleans, and launched and led Revolution Foods’ Louisiana business.
Bebe began her education career as a development officer for Teach For America in New Orleans. She holds a bachelor of arts with honors from Bowdoin College.
Allison Wachtel is a brand strategist, graphic designer, and communications professional who specializes in working with nonprofits and mission-driven organizations. She is passionate about doing great work for a good cause and creating beautiful products that tell compelling stories. Allison supports CA Group’s communications and storytelling efforts as they grow their impact across the state of Texas.