Jon Deane, Chief Executive Officer

Jon brings nearly two decades of experience in K12 education, most recently serving as a Director on the Education Team at The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. At CZI, Jon worked with schools, districts, states, researchers, and a range of organizations as part of the strategy in Personalized Learning. Prior to this, Jon was a Senior Program Officer on the K12 Team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Jon joined BMGF from Summit Public Schools (SPS), where he was the Chief Information Officer. As a member of the SPS Executive Team, Jon focused both on internal data systems and management and external partnerships to make Summit’s platforms publicly available to others schools around the country.

Prior to this work, Jon was the founding Executive Director of Everest Public High School, and he also served as an administrator and high school math teacher at Summit Prep, Summit’s flagship school. He began his teaching career at Prospect Hill Academy Charter School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to his career in education, Jon worked in the private sector, working as a CPA at Deloitte and Touche and Montgomery Securities, and as Controller of Callan Associates.

Jon received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and a master’s degree in education from the Stanford Teacher Education Program. He previously served as the Board Chair for the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco, California and on the advisory board for the Data Institute at the University of San Francisco.

Carina Aldridge, VP, Sales and Marketing

Carina is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at GreatSchools. She is responsible for developing and implementing our sales and marketing strategies to drive demand generation, customer acquisition, and revenue growth.

Drawing on her expertise in K-12 education and digital transformation, Carina has helped start-ups, private equity-backed, and public edtech providers innovate and scale growth. As Chief Marketing Officer at Intelitek, she built the infrastructure to introduce schools and districts to virtual robotics curriculum, and in partnership with Amazon, the global student Robotics Challenge. She led world-wide K-12 market development for Rubicon Atlas, the first digital curriculum management platform designed for K-12. And she developed the go-to-market strategies and organizations to launch a threat assessment response platform and parent engagement system for Lightspeed and online summer programs for Learning.com.

Carina is a Pacific Northwest native where she enjoys an active, all-weather life with her kiddo and shelter pups. She earned her BA in Marketing Management from Portland State University. To better understand the challenges facing educational leaders and policy makers, she is pursuing her Masters in Education Leadership at the new online University of the People.

Elliot Beaudoin, Chief Product Officer

As Chief Product Officer, Elliot leads product management and design for GreatSchools. Before joining the organization in 2021, he was a founder of an EdTech company focused on increased collaboration between students, teachers, and parents. Prior to being a founder, Elliot was a Product leader at various stage Silicon Valley B2B software companies, ranging from Series A to publicly held companies. As a Louisiana native, he enjoys properly seasoned (well-seasoned) food. Elliot received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Missouri and resides in the Bay Area of California.

Salma Khan, Vice President & Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff and Head of Operations & Culture, Salma is responsible for driving organizational efficiencies in alignment with GreatSchools’ equity & inclusion values, enabling the organization to sustainably generate more impact toward its mission. Prior to joining GreatSchools, Salma served as Senior Director, Community Engagement & Advocacy at Elevate 215 where she oversaw GreatPhillySchools, a local school finder website with over 350K users annually, and spearheaded the strategy, design, and execution of ApplyPhillyCharter, a unified application website for 80+ Philadelphia charter schools. As Director of External Affairs at KIPP Philadelphia Public Schools, her portfolio of work included advocacy, governance, and parent and community engagement. She also served as Director of the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, overseeing the administration and expansion of the first federally-funded school voucher program, and worked in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, the agency’s entrepreneurial arm that makes strategic investments in innovative educational programs and practices. Salma earned her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and master’s degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Originally from Los Angeles, Salma currently resides in West Philadelphia with her husband and two children.

Carol Lloyd, VP, Development

As the Vice President, Development for GreatSchools, Carol brings a wealth of editorial expertise to the organization. Prior to GreatSchools, Carol was an award-winning weekly columnist from the San Francisco Chronicle for ten years and headed the education section as an editor at Salon.com. In 2009, she received a mini-fellowship on Global Health Reporting from the Kaiser Foundation for her coverage of neglected diseases published in the San Francisco Chronicle and Seed Magazine. Her journalism on culture, education and family life has been widely published and anthologized for the past 15 years, appearing in The New York Times Magazine, This American Life radio show, Salon.com, The Los Angeles Times, and the SF Weekly as well as being featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, PRI’s The World and KQED’s Forum and To the Best of Our Knowledge. Her bestselling book “Creating a Life Worth Living” was published in 1997 by HarperCollins. Carol grew up in Los Angeles, Kumasi and Carmel Valley, and currently lives with her husband and two daughters.

Anthony Roy, VP, Engineering

As Vice President of Engineering at GreatSchools, Anthony leads the organization’s Web Development and Systems Operations teams. Prior to joining GreatSchools in 2007, Anthony survived the dot-com bubble burst by doing contract web development. He later worked for a startup that used technology to optimize test preparation techniques in order to provide an equitable and effective tutoring option for all students. He received a B.A. in Computer Science from Bowdoin College. Anthony grew up in Maryland, China, Thailand, and Singapore, and now lives in California with his wife, two kids and a cat.