Merrill Vargo is CEO emeritus of Pivot Learning Partners, a nonprofit school reform organization that serves a network of approximately 65 school districts and touches the lives of over 2 million children in California. Under Dr. Vargo’s leadership, Pivot Learning Partners developed a sustainable business model and a series of innovative programs to both develop the education leaders and build the education organizations of the future. Currently Dr. Vargo works as an independent consultant working to support both nonprofit and public education leaders. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, cooking, drawing and painting.