30 Education Innovators Worth Following On Twitter

Yesterday, we wrote about the latest Forbes list of ’30 Under 30′ in the education field. You may already follow some of them, or the companies they’ve founded or work for already. But if you don’t here’s the chance to beef up your Twitter list with interesting folks.  We’ve taken the Forbes list and added links to the individual’s Twitter profile, so that you can check out what they’re doing on the front lines. Just click on the person’s name for the link to their Twitter profile.

(note: not everyone had a personal Twitter profile available, so in those cases, we linked to their company’s Twitter profile instead)


1. Nic Borg, 27, Co-founder of Edmodo

2. Eren Bali, 29, Co-founder of Udemy

3. Katie Beck, 27, COO of 4.0 Schools

4. Dan Berkowitz, 28, Manager of Youth Orchestra LA

5. Andrew Buher, 28, COO Department of Education NYC

6. Sayamindu Dasgupta, 29, PhD Student, MIT Media Lab

7. Liam Don, 27, Sam Chaudhary, 27, Co-founders of Class Dojo

8. Aaron Feuer, 22, Xan Tanner, 22, David Carel, 23, Co-founders of Panorama Education

9. Alejandro Gac-Artigas, 25, Founder of Springboard Collaborative

10. Rafael Garcia, 26, Dan Carroll, 26, Co-founders of Clever

11. Brad Hargreaves, 27, Matthew Brimer, 27, Co-founders of General Assembly

12. Jeremy Johnson, 29, Co-founder of 2U

13. Jeremiah Kittredge, 27, Founder of Families For Excellent Schools

14. Joyce Meng, 27, Jennifer Chen, 27, Founders of Givology

15. Alexis Morin, 23, Catharine Bellinger, 23, Co-founders of Students For Education Reform

16. Sydney Morris, 28, Evan Stone, 29, Co-founders of Educators 4 Excellence

17. Garrett Neiman, 25, Co-founder of CollegeSpring

18. Saad Rizvi, 28, Katelyn Donnelly, 27, SVPs at Pearson

19. Greg Rosenbaum, 25, Producer of SXSWEDU

20. Alison Johnston Rue, 26, Co-founder of InstaEDU

21. Elliot Sanchez, 27, Founder of mSchool

22. Kane Sarhan, 26, Co-founder of Enstitute

23. Beth Schmidt, 29, Founder of Wishbone

24. Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, 28, Director of Startup Weekend Education

25. Elizabeth Ratner Slavitt, 27, Content scaling lead at Khan Academy

26. Zakiya Smith, 28, Strategy director at the Lumina Foundation

27. Andrew Sutherland, 24, Founder of Quizlet

28. David Tjaden, 26, Chair of Student Programs at the National Education Association

29. Caryn Voskuil, 27, Manager of School Model Innovation at Rocketship Education

30. Tony Wan, 28, Managing Editor of EdSurge News


  1. Matt Miller @jmattmiller

    February 3, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Where are the teachers on this list? I can’t imagine that the most influential people in education under age 30 are all running start ups or are part of an edu-corporation. Andrew Sutherland founded one of my favorite digital tools for education (Quizlet), but there is NO WAY at age 24 that this kid is one of the top forces for education under 30. Let’s get some people who have actually worked with kids in a classroom setting and are pushing for education reform. THOSE are the ones I’d like to follow on Twitter.

    • Abdullah Alger

      February 4, 2014 at 5:50 am

      My sentiments exactly.

    • Tim Haag

      February 4, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      Matt: Very good point about following those educational leaders who are working daily in the classroom.

  2. Chuck Schallhorn

    March 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Before you make this kind of list, please check to see if the authors are active. The first one on your list, Nic Borg, has not posted since 2012.