Randall Eden is a pioneering educator, instructional designer and operations analyst. He and his wife of 15 years, Randi, have lived in the Phoenix metropolitan area for 21 years and have one daughter.
Eden is currently the President, COO, and Co-Founder of UpSlope Solutions and the co-author and co-designer of UpSlope’s Employee Discipline in an Education Environment, Employee Code of Conduct-STATE, Employee Discipline Rubric, Employee Discipline Support Suite, Student Code of Conduct-STATE, and Special Education Guidelines-STATE products. Prior to co-founding UpSlope, Randall served as the Director of Learning Management Systems (LMS) Development at PLATO Learning (now Edmentum) and as the Director of Operations at TeachMaster Technologies.
Randall has 25 years of experience in the public education and business sectors and has led the standards and accountability movement in K-12 education from theory into practice on multiple fronts. Since his transition from the classroom to the private sector in 2000, Eden has overseen the design, development and implementation of the Polaris® standards-referenced Learning Management System for K-12 school districts, the Publisher’s Edition of the Orion® AIS Editor, and customized LAN-based standards-referenced instructional management systems for hundreds of school districts in the U.S. and abroad.
Educated at the University of Colorado and Colorado State University, Randall graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology in 1985 and was certified as a secondary science educator in 1994. During his tenure as a teacher of sixth to twelfth grade students in multiple content areas within the Cherry Creek School district in suburban Denver and the Glendale Union High School District of urban Phoenix, Eden designed and piloted several accountability-driven assessment and evaluation tools, including an early state proficiencies-based portfolio system in 1994 and served on two site-based management teams.
Randall served as a founding Council Member of the Open Source Portfolio Initiative (OSPI) from 2003 to 2004, a university-based project that provided alternative assessment products and services to K-12 and university students in the U.S. and abroad. Eden also served two terms as President of the Eagle Cove Homeowner’s Association from 2006 to 2010 and remains active in community affairs.
Currently, Randall is encouraging public school districts and charter organizations to expand their use of data-driven decision making into traditionally “high risk” operational areas that are often overlooked. Eden’s decision support and risk systems modeling tools for this purpose have received wide acclaim among school leaders across the country seeking to reduce the potential for disciplinary bias and subjectivity over time and between schools.