Elena Sanina is Aspire’s Senior Manager of Blended Learning. In this role, she supports Aspire’s California schools as they transition to blended learning, ensuring that they have the training, technology, and resources they need to run successful blended classrooms. During her tenure at Aspire, Elena has helped scaled the blended model to 19 schools and she plans to continue the expansion in subsequent years. She also focuses on improving blended learning analytics by integrating data systems and creating data dashboards to help educators make informed decisions about students’ learning progress. Elena started her career in technology consulting at Deloitte and also cofounded ThanksForTeaching.Us, a global effort to thank teachers for the actions, dreams, and passions they’ve inspired. In January of 2015, Elena was recognized by Forbes Magazine as a member of the 30 Under 30 in Education. She holds a BA in Economics from UC Berkeley.