Our Team

Serving Kansas and Missouri statewide, our team works with rural, urban and suburban communities to drive impact to all students.

President
Torree Pederson
913.484.4202

A passionate education advocate, Torree Pederson has spent the past 15 years running business leader led organizations focused on workforce development. As founding President of Aligned, Torree has helped grow the dual state organization focused on...

Vice President
Linda Rallo
314.330.8442

Linda Rallo has supported education advocacy for more than 20 years, the last four as the vice president of the Aligned (formerly the Alliance for Childhood Education) where she oversees education policy and legislation in Missouri. She received a...

Business Development Director
Tom Jones

Jones is an influential leader who is a disciplined, knowledgeable, trusted advisor focusing on a consultative approach informed by analytical and objective decision making to arrive at solutions to business challenges. As a leader with 25-years of...

Missouri Policy Consultant
Stacey Preis

Stacey Preis is an education policy consultant supporting work in education policy development and implementation, advancing Missouris state longitudinal data system, and connecting with Missouri legislators and state department leaders on education...