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One to One Institute Announces New CEO

Sarah Hanawald

February 14, 2019 (Bloomfield, MI) – One to One Institute (OTO) Board of Directors and staff welcomed their new CEO, Sarah Hanawald to the organization. Sarah succeeds founding CEO, Leslie Wilson, who has led the organization since its incorporation in 2006.

Sarah has more than twenty-five years of experience pioneering education innovation and leading transformational change in schools. Her work is focused on the learner and encompasses the intersection of technology with curriculum and pedagogy.

During her career, Sarah has worked in and with public, independent, and charter schools across the US. She has been a classroom teacher, a technology director, an academic administrator, and an educational technology consultant. Most recently, Sarah served as the first Executive Director of the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools (ATLIS), taking the organization from a nascent startup to a sustainable, thriving professional association.

Sarah has a BA from Duke University and an M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. Sarah resides in Raleigh, NC with her spouse and two children.

Sarah Hanawald “Throughout my career, I have believed that with ubiquitous technology comes unlimited possibility. I am honored and excited to have been chosen to lead an organization that has inspired so many education professionals to commit to transforming teaching and learning. I look forward to building on the ground-breaking research to shepherd the organization on as we continue to help schools evolve and grow to serve students into the 22nd century.”

“The OTO Board members are pleased to have Ms. Hanawald take the helm of the organization,” says Dr. WIlliam Hamilton, OTO’s Board President. “Her background and talent will ensure OTO continues to provide high quality services and consultancies and take the organization into the future. It has been this Board’s honor to serve OTO since Leslie Wilson founded the organization. Ms. Wilson took her knowledge, experience and leadership skills to create and lead OTO’s mission of transforming schools to personalized, learner-centered, technology-powered systems. Since 2006, she has developed and delivered vision-based services to educators in the U.S. and around the world. Ms. Hanawald will take this foundation and leapfrog OTO into its next iteration of services for education.”

Leslie Wilson, founding CEO of One to One Institute says, “Sarah’s breadth and depth of leadership, knowledge and experience are what One-to-One Institute needs to leapfrog mission-based development into the future.”

Leslie will remain connected and support OTO’s leadership transition and continue her consultant organization Wilson Public Sector Consulting, LLC.

The mission of One-to-One Institute is to “transform education by personalizing learning through universal access to technology.” ( One-to-One Institute, co-author of the groundbreaking research, Project Red, ( is an international non-profit committed to guiding states, schools and districts through successful and transformative implementation of one-to-one technology in K-12 education environments.

One to One Institute is a Michigan 501c3 with more than 5000 individual, institutional, and international members, representing all 50 United States and over 20 nations. The organization provides national and international services, programs, guides, and consultancies.

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