• Elevate K-12

Elevater of the Month - James D.



Welcome to another ETalk, where we introduce an amazing person at Elevate K-12 involved in revolutionizing education through high-quality live online instruction inside schools!


Name: James D.


Location: Chicago, IL


Experience With Elevate K-12: 2 years


Current Role: Director of Human Resources


Describe what you do in one sentence.

I help Elevaters reach their top potential through onboarding, team-building, career development, performance, and recognition!


What excites you most about working at Elevate K-12?

Hands down, the people I work with! We are a truly collaborative, inclusive team where innovation and teamwork are an integral part of our team culture. We celebrate one another's successes, support one another, and challenge each other to stretch ourselves.


What's a "normal" day like for you at Elevate K-12?

There is no "normal" day! I love the challenges and opportunity each day brings.


What do you enjoy most about our culture?

I love the trust management places in its employees. Employees are empowered to be self-sufficient and take ownership over their work within their respective functions.


Elevate K-12's mission is to bring high-quality instruction to all students, no matter their zip code. What do you like most about impacting students in this way?

Being a part of a mission-driven environment was an incredibly important factor in my decision to join Elevate K-12. Being able to provide students with access to high-quality education by helping to hire, onboard, develop, and support amazing Elevaters has been incredibly rewarding!


Describe your best moment at Elevate K-12. Be specific!

Helping to plan our end-of-the-year review process. I love contributing to our employees' growth and development! It is always incredibly inspiring to celebrate everyone's successes!


Tell us a little more about who you are - what do you like to do?

I am from Boston originally, but Chicago is truly my second home! I love everything about the city. My favorite hobby is running along the lakefront path!


Thanks, James D.


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