IM Education is led by the President and CEO, Mr. Sam Scinta, who works directly with school administration and initial communication with teachers to ensure the organizational approach aligns with the school mission and daytime learning activities.
The President, under the direction of the Board of Directors, oversees fiscal, human resources, and programmatic outcomes. In addition, the President seeks continued funding to leverage and grow the organization, ensures quality assurance and evaluation throughout programs, and works with community and education partners to bring additional resources to school communities.
Mr. Scinta, received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale University and his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Denver. Mr. Scinta was the Editor-in-Chief of the Transportation Law Journal and worked as a public finance attorney where he assisted with dozens of projects across the West. Mr. Scinta has over twenty years experience working in publishing, and served as Vice President and Associate Publisher at Fulcrum Publishing, before being named Publisher in 2006. Mr. Scinta is also an Associate Lecturer in the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, focusing on political theory, civil discourse, and American government. He has worked extensively with nonprofits, both as an attorney where he helped establish bond financing for some of Colorado’s first charter schools and through membership on a variety of boards, including the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Board of Curators. A frequent speaker on civics and critical thinking, he produced a series of lectures on privilege for the La Crosse Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2015-2016, and recently was named Chair of the La Crosse Chapter of Leader Ethics Wisconsin, a new non-profit dedicated to promoting integrity in American democracy.