Abby Brody is a lifetime educator with over 15 years of experience in the classroom and eight years in administration. She considers herself a research-informed educator looking to transform education to meet the needs of the next generation. Start-ups are where she thrives having launched Avenues: The World School where she served in leadership roles for 8 years, including principal of elementary and head of Avenues online. Abby believes education is in need of radical reform to meet the pace of the changing world around it. Inspired by her own students, who arguably had access to the best education in the nation, she saw a gap in their skills for success in life. Thus, Abby founded Mind the Gap, an educational think tank committed to finding alternative pathways in higher education. It is a nod back to the apprentice model of learning where skills were taught through experience. Backed always by research, Abby is passionate about bringing education to a higher standard.