Joanna Smith-Griffin is the CEO and Founder of AllHere. An educator and former school family engagement director, Smith Griffin has been immersed in education her entire career. She began working at the DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, supporting cradle-to-college success. She then partnered with local communities while working at the Harvard EdRedesign Lab to reimagine place-based education and child development systems through its “By All Means” initiative. Her love of children led her to the classroom as a middle school math teacher and district family engagement leader in the Boston area. Throughout Smith-Griffin’s career, her leadership and the efforts of dedicated technologists have propelled AllHere district and school partners to record-breaking academic gains. Analysts and education experts across the country regard AllHere as a national leader in family engagement it was recently recognized with the District Administration 2023 Top Ed Tech Product of the Year Award. Griffin-Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and social sciences from Harvard University.