In recognition of his impact on education, Bosmeny made the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, and Clever currently powers learning technology in over 60,000 schools across the country. Made by educators for educators, the company’s team consists of teachers and tech professionals devoted to improving the classroom for all.

5. Dr. William (Bill) Ballhaus, Chairman, CEO and President,Blackboard

Blackboard CEO, Dr. Bill Ballhaus, has made a long and successful career out of shaking up the education system. He was named as one of Forbes’ most Powerful CEOs in the 40 Under 40 and ranked 26th on Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics list. Self-labeled as “education’s partner in change,” Blackboard helps to bridge the gap between a changing working environment and learners and educators.

Blackboard provides teachers with access to online tools that enhance their experience as educators beyond the classroom. They can access insightful analytics that help teachers and students to connect on a more personalized level and work on their individual strengths and weaknesses, helping them realize their full potential.

The schooling system is not in a vacuum; safeguarding the future of education in American schools doesn’t just help students. Improving education for all is in the interests of all, across every industry vertical. It’s about time we opened our eyes to the state of our public schools and started to join those championing a change.