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But being an educator is hard — and, in the wake of a global pandemic, that job isn’t getting any easier.

Our educators want and need better resources to help them work through the litany of challenges and opportunities students face, from things like AI in classrooms to mental health to teacher training and blended learning to stronger family engagement.

The old sit-and-get approaches of the past never were much good — and certainly won’t work now.

We built RocketPD because school leaders told us they wanted more from their professional-learning experiences.

At RocketPD, we focus on doing three things really well.


Connecting our school partners to the top thought leaders in education


Delivering engaging professional learning on topics of strategic importance


Creating experiences focused on outcomes — accessible from anywhere


Unlike traditional professional learning, which stops when the session ends, each of our programs is designed to take your team on a deep, multi-phased exploration of their topic of interest.

We vet each of our thought leaders and design learning frameworks to ensure the value they provide quickly moves from theory to practice within your organization.


That’s because all of programs are:

  • Learning forward and/or standards-aligned
  • Practical & applicable
  • Sustainable over time
  • Job embedded (with opportunities for collaboration)
  • Measurable

And the best part?

If you’re a superintendent, principal, PD coordinator or curriculum director, all of our resources are available in one place and customizable to the needs of your schools. No more fruitless Google searches or worries over quality or consistency of programming. We offer everything from virtual, collaborative cohort experiences, to video-based courses, to customizable full and half-day sessions specifically built to meet the strategic needs of your schools and teams.

If you’re looking for ways to better engage your teachers and staff this year and support their professional growth, and if you’re tired of the same old, boring no-good PD experience, we hope you’ll stick around and explore our expansive universe of top-notch presenters and professional learning. If you have questions, or want an introduction to any of our rockstar thought leaders, fill out the short form below or join our newsletter and start your journey!

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Who we are

At RocketPD, our mission is to create the world’s most-engaged community of school leaders committed to bringing more agency and empowerment to K-12 classrooms.


Corey Murray CO-FOUNDER

K-12 program strategy, audience & content

A proud product of K-12 public schools, and someone with Cerebral Palsy, Corey credits the educators in his life with teaching him how to turn his differences into strengths. A former education journalist and K-12 content marketing executive, Corey works with RocketPD’s roster of thought leaders to design and produce impactful learning experiences.



Thought leader & district relationships

Having struggled with a severe attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder throughout school, Jesse credits the educators in his life with helping him stay the course. With more than 20 years working with K-12 school leaders, Jesse has dedicated his career to helping school district leaders explore innovative opportunities in technology and learning. At RocketPD, he works with districts to connect them to new learning opportunities.


Chris Dekmar CO-FOUNDER

Operations & program management

After chasing his dreams in the school band, and later earning his MBA at the University of West Georgia, Chris went on to lead sales operations for an education technology startup in Vermont before launching his own digital marketing agency. At RocketPD, he runs the team that keeps the lights on and the machinery humming.

Our advisors


John Gamba

Entrepreneur in residence & director of special programs, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education


Shannon Cox

Montgomery County Educational Service Center, Ohio


Dr. Luvelle Brown

Ithaca City School District, New York


Dr. Stephen Murley

Former Superintendent
Green Bay Area School District, Wisconsin


Dr. Steve Constantino

Author, 5 Simple Principles to Engage Every Family; former superintendent, chief academic officer, state superintendent, VA Department of Education


Dr. Stacey Butterfield

Jenks Public Schools, Oklahoma

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