Sherri Bealkowski is an education technology professional and the author of Coffee Shop Mentor: Winning in K‑12. As an engineer with graduate degrees in computer science and business, she understands the product and the business side of technology. Sherri traveled the world as Microsoft’s Education General Manager to learn firsthand about technology needs from educators. She later gained her entrepreneurial perspective as an executive at two edtech startups, and got the insider view as interim CIO at a large urban school district. Frequently asked to mentor edtech startup entrepreneurs who need help on the “business” side of education, Sherri published Coffee Shop Mentor: Winning in K-12 to provide a comprehensive view of the education market and practical advice to help busy entrepreneurs succeed.