On a mission to change education.
Author and educator Alexs Pate launched Innocent Classroom in 2012 with a vision to rebuild teacher-student relationships in school districts with some of the country’s widest gaps in achievement. Since that time, more than 2300 educators in 170 schools and programs have participated in Constructing the Innocent Classroom workshops.
Our teacher-by-teacher, school-by-school approach shows promising results where other efforts have failed.
At work in more than 170 schools and programs.
Over 2300 teachers practicing our strategies.
Meet Our Team
President & CEO
Alexs founded Innocent Technologies in 2012 with a vision to rebuild the relationship between teachers and children of color. Over his diverse career he has brought his heart and ideas to the areas of education, literature, healthcare, business and race relations. He is the award-winning author of five novels, including Amistad.
Matthew E. Brandt
As the company’s Vice President, Matthew is responsible for business development. Over the course of his career, Matthew has launched successful national programs and produced award-winning websites and documentaries, including the Bdote Memory Map site and the traveling exhibit Why Treaties Matter.
Director, Programs and Operations
Adebisi A. Wilson
Director, Innocent Community Development
Assistant Director, Research, Evaluation, and Technology
Assistant Director, Programs
Our partners share our commitment to transforming the American education system. We work with school districts, individual school partners, and other organizations to build strong, positive, impactful connections between educators and students of color.
- — Minneapolis Public Schools
- — Northside Achievement Zone, Minneapolis
- — St Paul Public Schools
- — St Paul Promise Neighborhood
- — Omaha Public Schools
- — Washoe County School District, Nevada
- — Richfield Public Schools, Minnesota
- — Mounds View Public Schools, Minnesota
- — Minnesota Reading Corps
- — Equity Alliance MN
- — Friendship Academy of the Arts, Minneapolis
- — Minnesota Humanities Center
- — St Paul Conservatory For Performing Artists
- — HOPE Community Academy, Minnesota
- — Friends of Education, Minnesota