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Begin solving tomorrow’s challenges today.

MISSION:  The Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) develops innovative education programs which accelerate academic achievement, workforce readiness and economic development.

VISION:  Begin solving tomorrow’s challenges today.

PIE programs use proprietary content interwoven with art, music, international economics, app development, production, design, robotics, medical arts, wellness, strategy, ethics, analytics, finance and marketing.

  • KydPreneur Lemon Smashlemo_smash_art
  • KydPreneurGlobal
  • App Incubator
  • STEM2STEAM (art)
  • STEMFit (health)

Benchmark assessments show significant, double-digit academic achievement, increased attendance, and heightened student engagement across subject areas. Launched in Ohio and Kentucky, PIE programs are expanding across the United States.

A 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, PIE:

  • Develops innovative technology-based initiatives to accelerate academic achievement, workforce readiness, and economic development.
  • Facilitates entrepreneurial discussions about educational service delivery at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Connects knowledge leaders, concerned citizens, educators, administrators, non-profit organizations, business communities and government leaders to discuss best-practices to achieve academic success.
  • “PIE provides our K-12 students with real-world STEM learning opportunities, learning tools to enter the future, and resources to promote hands on career exploration,” says PIE CEO Mary Welsh Schlueter. “We provide a dynamic curriculum with authentic experiences enabling schools to become incubators and engines of growth for our communities.”

Visit the Contribute Page to find out how you can begin solving tomorrow’s challenges today.

Founder:  Mary Welsh Schlueter, founder and chief executive of the Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) MEET MARY

Board Members
The Board, with the chief executive, serves as a think tank for PIE’s programs and initiatives. They represent significant professional experience in education, business, economic development, government, and nonprofit management.

Dorothy Air, M.D. Arlene Aranzamendez Karen Aronoff
Dorothy Battle Jackie Baumgartner Andrew Benson
April Besl Eve Bolton Karen Messer-Bourgoin (President)
Andrea Brady Amy Brearley Sheila Charles
Dorothy Corbett Beth Driehaus Margie Dupps
Timothy C. Ferguson Dave Hatter Julie Heath, PhD
Jeffrey K. Heinichen Terry Bayard Joyner, Ed.D. Sarah (Sally) Leyman
Patrick N. Longo Nolan Marx Sheila Obermeyer
Kathy Ovens Amy A. Pepiton Kevin Reevey (Vice President)
Chris Rider Jody Scharfenberger Chris Schoney
William Sprankles Cyntia Patten Stanard Mary Ann Taylor
Dr. Nelson C. Vincent Margaret “Peg” Wyant