GuideK12 Education Team

GK12 Education Team Don E. Lifto, Ph.D.

Dr. Don Lifto was a superintendent for 25 years in the Midwest.   Don E. Lifto, Ph.D., is currently a consultant with Springsted Incorporated, a public finance organization.  He is an adjunct professor at the University of MN for school administrators and is the author of School Finance Elections:  A Comprehensive Planning Model for Success, 2nd Edition. He has also presented on the topic of referendums at many national conferences as well as been in many national publications.   He has worked extensively to bring the voter data from Springsted together with the power of GuideK12 geovisual software to help many, many districts win their elections.

GK12 Education Team Robert Neu, Ed.S

Robert Neu, Ed.S,  is a 27 year veteran of public education. He’s been a teacher, coach, assistant principal,and central office administrator. He has served as superintendent for 10 years in three states. He has been actively recruited for corporate boards and consulting with education technology companies serving public education.  He recently authored a case study on Equity and Access – the midshaft change for opening doors for all students.


GK12 Education Team Dr. Myriam Roa-Reifers

Dr. Myriam Roa-Reifers, widely known for her expertise in school finance, operations and district leadership, recently retired as Superintendent for Phoenix Elementary School District #1 in June, 2016 after eleven years of service with the district, and after 25 years of service in educational administration in Arizona.

GK12 Education Team Dr. Theodore Blaesing

Dr. Theodore Blaesing spent 35 years in public education with 29 years as a Superintendent in three districts across the upper Midwest. Was named Superintendent of the year for MN while in White Bear Lake in 2001.   Dr. Blaesing is currently an adjunct professor at the University of MN as well as working on education research for school efficiencies and dual enrollment analysis.