PIE Media - Partnership for Innovation in Education | Our Founder
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Our Founder

Who We Are

Mary Welsh Schlueter serves as the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE). The 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit organization is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH and provides new transformational learning programs allowing students to excel in the 21st century workforce.


Schlueter has developed partnerships that a) catalyze regional economic growth, b) provide income opportunity c) heighten academic achievement, d) bridge K-12 technology gaps, and e) offer digital career assessment tools using emerging career pathway talent pipelines.


Schlueter began her career directing economic growth policies in State, Federal and international governments, and she later served as a marketing and technology executive for Fortune 500 corporations.  After having four small children, Schlueter became a University business school faculty member, and she launched a digital consulting firm.  As an alumna of Harvard Business School, recipient of the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Fellowship, and as an elite member of the FBI Citizens Academy, Mary has lead initiatives featuring the parallel deployment of analytical, critical thinking and social-emotional workforce readiness skills in partnership with the education, arts and business sectors.


PIE programs provide:  1) Double-digit increases in student academic achievement, specifically in STEM fields among students varying in age, ethnicity, gender and socioeconomic status 2) Innovative teaching and social-emotional learning methods for K-16 educators  3) Premier technology and app initiatives linking in-classroom student work with real-time, mentor-aided learning 4) Scalable and replicable new revenue pipelines for School Districts and Universities and 5) First-ever collaboration with business, education, technology, government and arts leaders matching emerging career pathways with talent and skill assessment tools.



  • Launching Structured 21st Century Hands On Curriculum Targeting Increased STEM Academic Achievement
  • Defining Student Career Pathways and Talent Assessments Using Educational Gaming Technology
  • Catalyzing Problem-Based Critical Thinking Tools in Collaboration with Manufacturing, Engineering, Health Care and Arts Partners
  • Creating New Mentor-Aided Talent Pipelines Meeting K-12 State Learning Standards
  • Development of Digital “How To” Simulations Featuring In-Classroom Teaching Tools for Educators and Mentors