Lindsay Downing Schroeder headshot

Lindsay Downing Schroeder

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Combining her background as an educator and entrepreneur, Lindsay is passionate about leading an organization that partners with educators to transform education. Lindsay rejects the model of standardization in education, favoring an environment where students and families can take ownership of their learning journey. She has a Win-Win Focus, always seeking opportunities for mutual benefit where all the principles are at play. 

Lindsay was first introduced to Empowered’s eye-opening approach as a high school business teacher in Wichita and was immediately drawn to its impact on students. She had the opportunity to expand the program’s reach to her hometown of Coffeyville, Kansas, where she and her husband were opening a gym. Now, back in the Wichita area, she lives with her husband, Caleb, two sons and miniature dachshund, Bodhi.

Areas of Expertise

  • Problem solver
  • Economic thinking
  • Educational trainer
  • Coach
  • Principle-based leader


  • Favorite season: Fall
  • Favorite drink: Wyldin’ Watermelon Bang
  • Music and concerts
  • Playing with her boys
  • Organizing