Who We Are
Director of Partnerships
Director of Community Development
User Experience Designer
Our board is a key source of wisdom and insight. Everything we do is tempered by this volunteer group of senior leaders in K-12 education. The board is ultimately responsible for the strategic vision of the company, feature prioritization, pricing, executive level hiring, and other key operational decisions. Full GL-level access is offered to each board member to ensure absolute accountability and transparency to the entire community of school districts we serve.
I’ve been in education for 36 years of which 10 were working as a classroom teacher and 26 have been as a Director of Technology.
Hi, I’m Scot Gillam and I am the Associate Superintendent of Safe and Caring Schools for the Limestone District School Board. I am located in Kingston, ON. I am an avid golfer and enjoy spending time with my wife and two daughters when not working, or golfing :)
Hi, I’m Amber and I love collaborating with others to get even better results. I’ve lived and worked in K-12 across Alberta in almost all aspects of public education. I’m a wife, mom, labradoodle owner, hiker, avid reader, world traveler, and I pretty much love all food.
I’m currently the Director of Information Technology for the Calgary Catholic School District and have been in the IT industry for 25 years. I believe in genuine leadership, innovation, and disruption. I invest most of my spare time tinkering with home automation technologies, woodworking, reading, or watching Formula 1.
Originally from Vancouver Island. I'm a traveller, newfie owner (the canine variety), and self professed foodie. I've been working in education for fifteen years and Director of Technology at Grasslands Public Schools for twelve. When I'm not crunching code or working on systems I'm travelling, cooking, camping and quading, and enjoying time hanging out with my family.
Medicine Hat Public
I’ve worked across the K-12 system as a teacher, administrator and Assistant Superintendent. I took a bit of a different path to education, through the Faculty of Management at the U of L and have previously owned and operated different businesses. Being part of this volunteer board allows me to feed a bit of that entrepreneurial spirit.
Values are important for setting a corporate sense of right and wrong. They help us grow and develop as a team by keeping us focused on what really matters. The most innovative thing Imagine Everything has developed is a hybrid working model between the private and public education sector. Project and feature innovation belongs to the people in our education community who have shared their vision for how software must work. There are four key pieces that guide all decision making and accountability within our team:
We’re here to protect children. Above all else, Imagine Everything was founded with the purpose of designing affordable software that could identify and rescue at-risk children. As we embark on new projects and initiatives we feel it is essential to stay grounded towards this mission.
School boards play an integral role in our governance. Imagine Everything is a hybrid that utilizes the speed, agility, and efficiency of the private sector. But, it’s critical that we keep school boards at the helm through our board of directors so the temperance, wisdom, and longevity of experience of public education continue to guide the company.
All project funding must come from school boards. The revenue from each project directly funds the technical and people cost of providing school boards with enterprise software. By excluding private investors we can remain accountable to a single master: education. Our bylaws also prohibit any form of debt financing which ensures Imagine Everything remains stable and predictable.
We’re about people and product, not profit. Although Imagine Everything is a privately held company, it operates on a zero-base budget. This means that every dollar of revenue generated from projects goes right back into providing school districts with top-notch technical infrastructure and hiring the best software developers and designers available to support school boards. It also means providing technologies “at cost” to help crush the skyrocketing cost of education software.