Leadership Team

Devoted to data. Passionate about learning. Driven to innovate.

Everyone at MIDAS Education is passionate about making data easier to use in order to improve outcomes for students. Whether we’re meeting with customers, working with a district to implement MIDAS, or writing code to customize a function in the system, we are 100% focused developing and delivering a system that helps educators do amazing things every day.

  • Megan Harney, Ed.M.
    Megan Harney, Ed.M.
    Chief Executive Officer
Megan Harney, Ed.M.
Chief Executive Officer

Megan is the founder and CEO of MIDAS Education. She holds a master’s degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education as well as a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in English and computer science from Harvard University. Megan has previously managed developers at Microsoft, taught students and teachers, consulted with district administrators to solve business problems, and conducted neurodegenerative research. She co-chairs the Harvard Club of Wisconsin’s admissions interviewing effort and serves on the Coca-Cola Scholars’ Alumni Advisory Board. She also coaches mock trial at her local high school.

  • Patrick Leonard
    Patrick Leonard
    Chief Operating Officer
Patrick Leonard
Chief Operating Officer

Patrick brings nearly three decades of experience in K-12 Education. He started his career as a high school English teacher and basketball coach and most recently worked as a Strategic Executive at Blackboard. During his time in education technology, Patrick has held positions as VP of Curriculum Development, VP of Business Development, Regional Manager of Sales, and Director of US Sales. In every role, he has held one, very basic belief: kids are individuals, and teachers know them best. The goal is to provide the resources, training, and tools to help teachers help kids!

  • Jason Brown, Ed.D.
    Jason Brown, Ed.D.
    Chief Technology Officer
Jason Brown, Ed.D.
Chief Technology Officer

Jason has nearly thirty years of experience spanning K-12 and Higher Education. He has served as the Director of Educational Technology at Duquesne University, Senior Software Engineer and Architect at Apple, Pearson, and Parchment as well as CTO at MIND Research Institute. Jason received his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Math from Duquesne University, earning the University’s first-ever award for Excellence in Computer Science. He also holds a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Management and a doctorate in Instructional Technology, also from Duquesne University.

  • Michael Shotter
    Michael Shotter
    Director of Application Development
Michael Shotter
Director of Application Development

Michael has nearly 20 years of software development and project management experience including over a decade spent creating robust, dynamic web applications for academic institutions such as Duquesne University and Point Park University. Additionally, he has been responsible for the creation of key products and services for education technology companies such as SchoolCenter and Parchment. He also holds a BA in Journalism & Mass Communication with an emphasis on publication production.

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