Featured Consultant

Carl McLendon

Education Consultant

About Carl

Carl’s dedication to public education stems from a belief in the transformative power of technology and entrepreneurial thinking to enhance educational outcomes to prepare students for the future of work.

Carl is a visionary leader in educational technology, entrepreneurial mindset development, and the future of work-based learning. With nearly three decades of experience, Carl has developed a unique blend of skills, making him a dynamic professional in learning and development.

Carl’s career is marked by significant roles, including his impactful tenure as Director of Curriculum & Instruction and as an Educational Technology Consultant with The Edupreneur Coach. His approach to integrating technology in education goes beyond mere application; it transforms learning environments, fostering creativity, problem-solving, and strategic thinking.

As the current Program Director at the Santa Fe Business Incubator, he applies his expertise in strategic planning, team leadership, and technology commercialization to drive innovation and growth for client companies and the Santa Fe entrepreneurial ecosystem.


31 Years


  • M.S. Technology Commercialization UT, Austin McCombs Business School
  • M.S. Management of Technology Regis University
  • B.A. Government & History UT, Austin

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Leveraging Gen AI for career pathway exploration
  • CTE program development and consultation
  • Work-based learning coordination and support
  • Professional development/training for educators and business partners
  • Technical assistance and resource development for CTE program implementation

Recognition and Publications

  • A Manifesto: Artificial Intelligence and the Necessity to Become More Human
  • Embracing Our Humanity in the Age of AI: Preparing for the Future of Work
  • The Resilience of Soil: Nurturing the Marriage of Agriculture & Technology for Tomorrow's Stewards