Sarah Dillard has been working in education for over a decade. Kaleidoscope grew out of her interest in making high school more relevant and engaging. She was on the policy team at the U.S. Department of Education, the founding team at the National Math and Science Initiative, and the management team at Quad Learning. She started her career at Bain & Company. Sarah is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she was an A. B. Duke Scholar and won the Holton Prize for education research. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School where she was a Reynolds Fellow and a George Fellow. She is a trustee at Capital City Public Charter School and an emeritus member of the alumni advisory council at Harvard's Center for Public Leadership. With Tom Eisenmann and Eric Ries, she is the co-author of the Harvard Business School note, "Hypothesis-Driven Entrepreneurship."
Venture: Kaleidoscope updates high school education for the 21st century. With live online instruction in classes like Practical Psychology, Social Sciences for Social Problems, and Climate Change, Kaleidoscope gives high school students the opportunity to find and follow interests, build skills that matter, and become part of a community of like-minded peers.