Ashley Mathis is the Chief Executive Officer for Creative Learning Systems. A mission-driven education executive, Ashley joined the company in June 2020 and is responsible for advancing the organization’s mission to “engage every learner, every day” through high-quality, interdisciplinary, project-based learning environments and curriculum experiences that help students develop next-generation skills. Prior to joining Creative Learning Systems, Ashley previously spent 7 years at Teaching Strategies, where she most recently served as the company’s President and was responsible for sales, marketing, public policy, customer success, operations, and human resources. Ashley has nearly two decades of experience working in customer facing roles within education technology companies. Prior to joining Teaching Strategies, Ashley served in leadership positions at Discovery Education, where she led the company’s customer success, sales, and marketing efforts. Ashley holds a B.A. in Mass Communications and English Literature from Denison University.
Victor Fitzjarrald is the Vice President of Academic Services for Creative Learning Systems. Victor joined the company in 2015 after returning from South Korea where he was the Technology Director for the Korea International School. Prior to going into school administration, Victor was a high school math and science teacher and a SmartLab® Facilitator in Denver. Victor holds a B.A. in Chemistry and Biology and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Colorado College. Victor received his Administrative Certification from Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the International Society for Technology in Education.
John Keesling is the Vice President of IT at Creative Learning Systems. His first experience with Creative Learning Systems was as a SmartLab® student where he spent most of his high school career exploring its many technologies and career options. After an award-winning internship at Career Development Center co-facilitating his school SmartLab®, John began his career in education technology with nGen Solutions. As the head of the Media Production/Music Lab/CAD Lab wing, he trained teachers and students in the use of company technology. John started formally working with Creative Learning Systems as a contractor in 2002 and joined the company full-time in 2005.
Shelley Nault is the Director of Account Administration for Creative Learning Systems. She joined the company in 1997. Shelley works closely with all departments, from sales to purchasing and everywhere in between. She also acts as installation coordinator, ensuring that schools are ready for SmartLab® installations. Prior to joining Creative Learning Systems, Shelley worked for Deluxe Check Printers and spent four years in the US Navy after graduating from high school in Orland, California.