The TeachersConnect Story

TeachersConnect is the culmination of a teacher’s mission to provide teachers everywhere with the tools for success, growth, and a lasting career in teaching. Dave Meyers, CEO and Co-founder of TeachersConnect, began his 25 years in K-12 education as an elementary and middle school teacher, until his success in teaching writing led him to a career of experimentation with educational technology tools.

The TeachersConnect team he brought together is a collection of teachers and ed-tech leaders focused on the unshakable belief that teachers possess the passion, experience, and skills to drive student success. TeachersConnect creates communities and tools to ensure that teacher preparation extends well beyond graduation.

Our Mission for Education

TeachersConnect exists to forge an unprecedented link between teacher preparation programs and their new-teacher graduates. Our aim is to uncover and share the data and insights that allow teacher prep programs to understand their strengths, identify their weaknesses, and make evidence-based changes to their curricula.

Every public school teacher in the US gets a license at one of the nation’s teacher preparation programs. When the prep programs have the data to adapt to the expressed needs of their graduates, teachers gain confidence, skill, and power—and the US education system surges.

The Teachers Connect Story

TeachersConnect is the culmination of a teacher’s mission to provide teachers everywhere with the tools for success, growth, and a lasting career in teaching. Dave Meyers, CEO and Co-founder of TeachersConnect, began his 25 years in K-12 education as an elementary and middle school teacher, until his success in teaching writing led him to a career of experimentation with educational technology tools.

The TeachersConnect team he brought together is a collection of teachers and ed-tech leaders focused on the unshakable belief that teachers possess the passion, experience, and skills to drive student success. TeachersConnect creates communities and tools to ensure that teacher preparation extends well beyond graduation.

Our Mission for Education

TeachersConnect exists to forge an unprecedented link between teacher preparation programs and their new-teacher graduates. Our aim is to uncover and share the data and insights that allow teacher prep programs to understand their strengths, identify their weaknesses, and make evidence-based changes to their curricula.

Every public school teacher in the US gets a license at one of the nation’s teacher preparation programs. When the prep programs have the data to adapt to the expressed needs of their graduates, teachers gain confidence, skill, and power—and the US education system surges.

Staff

Dave Meyers

CEO & Co-Founder
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Marcel Ollmann

Chief Technology Officer
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Eliza Kano-Bower

Director of Partner Success
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Dan Staton

UX Designer
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Kristen Fleury

Community Manager
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Nick Raienko

Software Developer
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Jaci Toranzo

Business Consultant
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Board of Directors

Hakan Satiroglu

Co-Founder & Marketing/Product Executive
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Katy Tynan

Co-Founder
& Business Consultant
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Business Advisory Board

Siobhan Dullea

Chief Operating Officer at MassChallenge
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Jean Hammond

Co-Founder & Partner at LearnLaunch
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Steven Hodas

Head of Product at Citymart
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Amy Spurling

CEO & CFO Startup Entrepreneur
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Educational Advisory Board

Dr. Jon Saphier

Founder & President at Research for Better Teaching Inc

Dr. Jerry Weast

Founder & CEO at Partnership for Deliberate Excellence

Dr. Stacy Scott

Harvard University Graduate School
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Scott Morrison

Superintendent at the Tri-Town School Union
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Dr. Ann Koufman-Frederick

Chief Academic Officer at LearnLaunch
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Michael Sabin

Principal at McDevitt Middle School

Teacher Preparation Programs

SXSWedu Launch Pitch Competition Finalist 2017

MassTLC Leadership Awards Finalist 2016

Finalist 2016

Accelerator Cohort 4