Todd Bloom, Ph.D.

Chief Academic Officer

Todd Bloom, Ph.D. is Chief Academic Officer of the Jefferson Education Accelerator.

Todd has extensive experience in the education market having provided leadership and organizational development services to institutions, state departments and research organizations, as well as private education companies and superintendents. 

Prior to joining JEA, Todd was both Chief Academic Officer at Hobsons, an admissions and advising company, and Managing Partner at Blueprint Education Group, an education management consulting firm. 

During a period of rapid growth at Hobsons, Todd led the company’s research, government relations, partnerships, and data privacy efforts.  Over the five years that Todd served as Chief Academic Officer at Hobsons, the company rebranded itself and dramatically improved both its market share and thought leadership recognition in the K-12 and higher education markets.

For 10 years at Blueprint Education Group, Todd has supported school districts through a variety of multi-year initiatives.  Projects have included superintendent search and coaching, process improvement training and implementation, organizational needs assessments, professional development diagnostics, best place to work initiatives, and technology audits.  Todd is proud to have worked with school districts of all sizes in over 15 states.  While at Blueprint, Todd also delivered consulting services to education companies and non-profit organizations.  He has helped companies through, in some cases, dramatic transformations – including making transitions from print publications to digital web applications; consulting only to technology and services; technology only to technology and consulting; and K-12 focus to K-12 and higher education focus.

Prior to Blueprint Education Group, Todd led the software development and support division of TIES, a non-profit education software and services organization in St Paul, MN.  While at TIES, Todd spearheaded the growth of school use of Cognos through various professional development services.

Todd’s professional commitment to education started with his first year teaching assignment as an elementary school teacher on the Navajo Indian Reservation and continued for several years in Hinsdale, IL. 

Todd earned his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.  Todd’s dissertation focused on state academic standards implementation in schools and what school principal behaviors contribute to effective implementation.

Early riser or night owl 
Early Riser
Favorite Cookie 
Samoas, preferably somewhat frozen (I have two Girl Scouts at home)
If I could go back to school I would love to study 

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