Doug Mesecar

Education Expert

Doug Mesecar has served in senior operational and policy roles at leading education companies, the U.S. Department of Education, and in Congress. His cross-cutting expertise ranges from curriculum development and education technology, to teaching and public policy, with a strong focus on the use of data in every role. Doug currently is Senior Vice President of Blended Learning Solutions for EdisonLearning.  In addition, Doug continues to write on important education topics like government markets and performance based funding.

Biography

At the U.S. Department of Education, his roles included Deputy Chief of Staff of the Department, Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, and Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development.  While at the Department, Doug worked closely with the Department’s Budget Office and OMB to develop and model administration budget requests. He also led the school services and education technology implementation for Sylvan Learning as Vice President for Contract Programs and SylvanSync, where he lead the teams modeling SylvanSync system adoption and usage, with resultant impact on revenue, territory penetration, and technology resource utilization. Doug also served as Vice President of Math and Strategic Initiatives at Scholastic Education; in addition to product development and business line leadership, Doug helped to develop nascent ROI metrics for the sales team and forecasts of math software sales.

Doug attended Hope College and the University of Denver, where he completed graduate work in education and earned his teacher license. He taught 5th grade in the Jefferson County School system in Colorado.


Expertise

Education


Hope College


University of Denver

Notable Positions

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Department

Department of Education

Vice President

Contract Programs and SylvanSync

Vice President of Math and Strategic Initiatives

Scholastic Education


Expertise

Education


Hope College


University of Denver

Notable Positions

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Department

Department of Education

Vice President

Contract Programs and SylvanSync

Vice President of Math and Strategic Initiatives

Scholastic Education