Our mission

Nurture each child’s passion, curiosity, optimism, and educational success.

Our philosophy

Proven learning approaches

Teaching is one of the most challenging and complex jobs on the planet. Our digital resources, tools, and learning materials are developed by educational experts to incorporate leading pedagogical practices. They are useful in any type of teaching moment and many can be used to support national education standards.

Empowered educators

From school teachers and tutors to home schoolers and parents, engaged adults are the key to unlocking each child's potential and drive to learn. We empower all kinds of educators to teach kids by providing the best educational resources in any form or device to be used at home, at school, and everywhere in-between.

Unique experiences

There is no such thing as "one size fits all" in education; each educator and child has unique challenges and goals. We celebrate the diversity of our users by offering differentiated resources that can meet a wide range of educational needs - and raise kids' confidence in learning.

Conscientious and supportive

We continue to provide academically sound content of the highest caliber and welcome input from our users as we address issues of equity, diversity, inclusivity and representation. Since we know there are many different approaches to teaching and education, we develop our materials to complement these different philosophies across subjects and grades.

Our reach

The people who visit Education.com are the most important part of what we do.
We provide learning resources in over 20 countries and six continents.
Every user is different, but they share the same goal: to improve the lives of children through education.

Over 23,002,978 People have signed up as Education.com members
11,501,489Are teachers
10,000New members join every day


Each member of the leadership team brings years of experience in education and technology to the company. They help us work towards a brighter future, leading the core team to success.

Todd Schwartz
Co-CEO / Co-Founder
Rich Yang

Rich loves helping millions of parents and teachers at Education.com.

Rich brings almost 20 years of marketing and product management experience with big and small brands. Prior to Education.com, Rich was Head of Small Business Marketing at Visa, Inc. Rich has held marketing and product leadership roles at Intuit, MarketWatch (acquired by Dow Jones), Charles Schwab, and Clorox. Rich holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, and dual degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in history and finance.

Rich is passionate about improving education. He serves as PTA Co-President at his two daughters' school, a Board Member for Techbridge (a non-profit empowering girls in STEM), and coaches his daughters' softball and soccer teams.

Jen Mazzon
Chief Product Officer

Jen fully embraces Education.com’s mission to help parents and teachers nurture children’s passion, curiosity, optimism, and educational success. She joined the company in 2018.

Jen is the former head of product for Google Docs, Coursera for Business, Colibri Group, Rocket Lawyer and Apigee. She began her career at Intuit, where she spent a decade learning marketing and product management fundamentals. She left Intuit to join the founding team of Writely and then to re-launch Writely as Google Docs, post Google acquisition. Most recently before joining Education.com, Jen led the Learner and Partner Experience product teams at Coursera.

Jen is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Yale University. When Jen isn’t working at Education.com, she dedicates most of her time and energy to helping her own children (all three of them) pursue their passion and realise their full potential.

Graham McNicoll

Graham joined Education.com in 2007 as one of the first employees and a founding member of the engineering team. Since then he has written more than 1.5 million lines of code that run Education.com’s site, servers, and products. In 2004, Graham co-founded a nonprofit focused on delivering Internet communications to Africa. This experience taught him how to overcome a bewildering array of technical problems, which make Education.com’s technical challenges look easy! Earlier in his career, Graham conducted research in medium energy physics for a particle accelerator in Virginia.

Graham graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He comes from a long line of educators, and is happy to continue that tradition at Education.com.

Tatum Omari
Vice President of Content

Tatum was thrilled to join the Education.com team in 2014 as a teacher consultant to help in the development of new educational products. She was honored to join the team full-time in 2015, and looks forward to developing products that help teachers get the most out of every day in the classroom.

Prior to her work at Education.com, Tatum worked as a teacher in both Oakland and Berkeley Unified School Districts. She has also served as a District Technology Teacher Leader, and a Learning Experiences Designer for Harvard’s Agency by Design Research Initiative. She received both her B.A. and Ed.M from the University of California, Berkeley, where her program focused on curricula and instructional practices informed by research on child development. Her passions revolve around arts education, equity, social justice, and helping teachers to navigate the increasingly complex demands of classroom teaching. She aspires to continuously provide resources that can help teachers, parents and students feel inspired and successful.

Brian Border
VP of Marketing

When Brian joined Education.com in 2019, he was delighted to be able to combine his passion for education and child development with his experience leading omni-channel consumer marketing programs.

Brian previously served as Vice President of Marketing at Shutterfly, where he oversaw customer retention & personalization, marketing analytics, and marketing technology. Prior to that, he held acquisition and retention marketing roles at both Kodak Gallery and Blue Shield of California. Earlier in his career, Brian served as a business strategy consultant, first at Accenture and then at Peppers & Rogers Group, where he developed customer-driven solutions for top global brands including Nike, Jaguar, HP and Amgen.

Brian holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University and resides in San Francisco with his partner. During his free time, he enjoys swimming, hiking around the city and listening to live music.

Marc Frochtzweig
VP of Product Marketing

Marc joined Education.com with the goal of scaling its user base and delighting customers with products that help kids learn, grow, and succeed.

Marc previously served as Senior Director of Product at PodShow, where he developed innovative media players and a platform for allowing independent media producers to earn revenue as they build their audience. As Director of Product at Tagged, Marc built the team and site from scratch and took the site viral, pulling in millions of customers in short order. Before Tagged, Marc helped Netscape develop channels in Netcenter, the Internet’s first portal. He has also worked at Disney, Microsoft, and AOL creating Internet TV and radio products, and as Managing Editor at Red Herring and Open Computing.

Marc received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He currently lives in Silicon Valley with his wife and two daughters, and has no qualms using his kids for user testing to make better educational products.

Our teachers

Each piece of content on Education.com passes through the hands of an experienced teacher. This group of educators ensures our resources are of the highest quality and effectively address core skills.

Education technology is meant to optimize the experiences of students, teachers and families. The goal isn't to replace the brilliant people who shape our children's minds and futures, but rather to be of service to them.

- Tatum Omari
Head of Curriculum and Content
Jeuné B. Provost
Stefani Wissman
Summer Tracy
Laura Gonzalez
Sara Ellberg
Maggie Knutson
Cheryl Herring
Michelle Johnson
Allie McMurdo
Lily Jones
Mark Mautone
Stephanie Singer
Catherine Crider
Beth Lemon
Karen Vogelsang
Linda Glasgow

Our team

We're a savvy group of parents, writers, cyclists, former teachers, rock stars, gardeners, Beliebers, Australians (two!), and hockey players.


Favorite Kids' stories:

Tales of Panchatantra

Favorite Kid's Book:

The Analects of Confucius

Favorite Kids' Book:

Dr. Dog by Babette Cole

Favorite Kids' Book:

Everybody Poops

Favorite Class:

MIT: Electromagnetism

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Favorite book:

Harry Potter

Favorite Comic Book:

Calvin & Hobbes

Favorite kids book:

The Giver (by Lois Lowry)

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Favorite kids book:

Bridge to Terabithia

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The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

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The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss

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Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs

Favorite Teacher:

Dr. Albus

Favorite Kid's Book:

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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George and Martha by James Marshall

Favorite kid's book:

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

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Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

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Favorite Kids' Book:

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

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The Two Captains by V. Kaverin

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Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Favorite child book:

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Favorite Class:


Favorite Kid's Book:

The Hobbit

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Slow Loris by Alexis Deacon

Favorite Kids' Book:

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Favorite Teacher:

Mrs. Donahue

Favorite Kids' Book:

Finnegans Wake

Favorite kid's book:

Winnie the pooh

Favorite show:

The Dragon Prince

Favorite Subject

Bryce and Kiki

Favorite Teacher:

Richard Feynman

Favorite Book:

The Name of The Wind

Favorite Kids' Book:

The BFG by Roald Dahl

Favorite Kids' Book:

How to Avoid Huge Ships by John Trimmer

Favorite Kids' Book:

The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton

Favorite educational game:

Spelling Jungle
Michelle K

Favorite Game:

Putt-Putt Travels Through Time

Favorite kid's book:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Favorite Class:


Favorite Kid's Book:

Goodnight Moon

Favorite kids' series

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Favorite Kids' Book:

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Favorite Kid's Book:

Go Dog Go!

Favorite Kids' Book:

Pooh Gets Stuck by Isabel Gaines and Nancy Stevenson

Favorite kid's book:

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Board & advisors

Our board helps enable Education.com to meet its goals and realise its full potential.

Mike Kwatinetz
General Partner with Azure Capital

Mike Kwatinetz is a founding General Partner with Azure Capital Partners where he specializes in software and related infrastructure technologies. Prior to Azure, Mike was Group Head of Technology Research, a Managing Director and the senior software and hardware analyst at several major investment banks, including Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank Securities and PaineWebber. Mike was also a senior research analyst at Santhemes/*d Bernstein & Co.

Prior to his career in technology research, Mike was CEO of Woodbury Computer Associates, a software products and consulting firm, which resulted in a 160x cash-on-cash return.

Mike has provided research coverage and strategic advice to numerous technology companies and has consistently been viewed as a top resource on many, including Microsoft, Compaq, Dell, Apple, Hewlett Packard, VA Linux and Gateway. His coverage universe also included e-business software and internet devices and infrastructure. His theories on the shift of industry control to Microsoft and Intel, “The 4th Wave of the Web,” the advantages of Linux, and the need for PC vendors to go Beyond the Box” were considered agenda setting for the investment community. His technology investment strategy newsletter, SoundBytes, was one of the most widely read amongst public portfolio managers. He was top-ranked by Institutional Investor in PC Hardware and ranked second in PC Software and was the only sell-side analyst to ever be top three rated in both software and hardware, doing so for six straight years before leaving to form Azure in early 2000. In 1997 and 1998, Mike was rated Institutional Investor’s No.1 Large-Cap “Home-Run Hitter” for stock selection among all Wall Street analysts and remained among the Top 5 in 1999. Furthermore, Reuters and the Wall Street Journal have selected him as the No.1 PC analyst.

Mike received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematical Modeling from the University of California Berkeley and his M.B.A. in Accounting from New York University. Until recently, he sat on the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) advisory committee. He is also author of “The Big Tech Score,” published by John Wiley & Sons.

Arjun Gupta
Founder and Managing Director of TeleSoft Partners

Arjun Gupta is the founder and chief believer at TeleSoft Partners, a special situations venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. Over the last three decades, he has overseen investing in and helping build over 60 technology companies, of which over 40 companies have been acquired or gone public to date. At TeleSoft, Arjun manages capital commitments of $625+ million and has established corporate partnerships with Alltel/Verizon, Bechtel, and Deutsche Telekom's T-ventures. He was ranked by Forbes Magazine in the Top-100 technology venture investors on the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Midas Lists.

Arjun serves on the boards of Nexant, Calient, Education.com, L&T, Infotech, L&T Technology Services, the Aspen Institute and the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). He is a co-founder and co-chair of YPO Aspen Chapter.

Earlier in his career, Arjun was a technology industry specialist with McKinsey & Company, where his clients included Apple, PacBell/AT&T, and PacTel/Verizon Wireless. Prior graduate school, Arjun was a software design engineer, applications engineer and product specialist at Tektronix, Inc. Arjun has an MBA from Stanford University, MS and BS in Computer Science from WSC, and a BA in Economics with honors from St Stephen's College. He is an Advanced Leadership Fellow from Harvard University and Henry Crown Fellow from the Aspen Institute. Arjun is a passionate outdoorsman and lives in San Francisco and Aspen.

William A. Hanna is a Managing Director with California Technology Ventures, LLC (CTV) and Jacobs Capital Group, LLC (JCG). He brings extensive experience and expertise in the financial and investment industries to the team.

Mr. Hanna is the Founding President and Director of Cedars Bank. Under his tenure, the Bank grew from $6 million of assets to over $500 million. Prior to founding Cedars Bank, he was Senior Vice President, Credit of Bank Audi USA where he had been hired by the Audi Group of Banks to open the Bank in California.

William Hanna was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University and received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

He served as Vice President of the Corporate Finance Department at Smith Barney & Co. and as Director of Smith Barney International. In these positions, Mr. Hanna was involved in all facets of investment banking, including stock and bond issues, initial public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital. He also worked internationally for Smith Barney in Paris, Tokyo, and Beirut, Lebanon.

Mr. Hanna is active in a number of industry and civic organizations which includes Operation Hope, where he serves on the National Board as its Chairman of the Audit Committee; the Southern California Business Development Corporation; the Los Angeles Community Financial Resource centre; the American Arab Educational Foundation; the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce; the United Way, Inc.; the Episcopal Diocese Federal Credit Union; Boy Scouts of America; the American Youth Soccer Organization (A.Y.S.O.); Member of the Governing Board of St. Luke Medical centre; Member of The Corporation Council of CEOs. Mr. Hanna was also the recipient of the 2007 Ellis Island Medal of Honor, recognizing his business success and extensive community service.

William A. Hanna
Managing Director with California Technology Ventures

Dr. Karin Forssell is the Director of the Learning, Design & Technology Master’s Program and a Lecturer in the Stanford Graduate School of Education. As Director of LDT, Karin prepares graduate students to design and evaluate educationally informed and empirically grounded learning environments, products, and programs. Karin’s research interests include the role of digital tools in motivating and supporting teacher learning, and the design of digital tools that make a positive difference in the classroom context.

In addition to her positions at Stanford, Karin supports teachers in using technology in Palo Alto Unified School District. Karin holds a Ph.D in Learning Sciences and Technology Design, an M.A. in Education, and a B.A., all from Stanford University.

Karin Forssell
Director of LDT and Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Education

Tom Beecher is the CEO of Cartera Commerce, Boston-based loyalty marketing company that was recently acquired by Rakuten/Ebates. Cartera creates shopping portals that drive loyalty for its partners, who include large banks like Citi and JPMorgan Chase, and major airlines, including American, Delta and United.

Prior to Cartera, Tom was first CFO and then CEO at Imagitas and a consultant at Bain & Co. He attended Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School. Tom is married and has two children.

Tom Beecher
CEO of Cartera Commerce

Kira Wampler is a 20-year product and marketing leader who has successfully lead teams and companies through hyper-growth, digital transformation, M&A, category disruption and more.

Kira has been the CEO at Art.com since 2016, leading the company’s transformation and exit to Walmart in early 2019. Prior to Art.com, Kira was the CMO at Lyft and drove a 7X increase in rides. Prior to Lyft, Kira was the CMO and head of the Consumer business at Trulia where she spear-headed all consumer product efforts, culminating in the $2.5 billion acquisition of Trulia by Zillow.

In addition to operating roles, Kira is honored to serve on the boards of two companies. She joined the Personal Capital board and the Healthline Media board in January 2019.

Kira received her MBA from the Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University. She’s an avid college basketball fan, spends as much time as possible with her family and loves the outdoors.

Kira Wampler
CEO of Art.com

What our members say

Students like the interactive games to practise reading and writing. As a teacher, I love the correlation to standards, and that I am able to see the progress and struggles my students have in obtaining skills.

- Sara D., Teacher

Education.com has been an invaluable aid to me in teaching my children from home, no matter what the grade level. It's so quick and easy to look for and download specifically what I need in a moment, and at a most reasonable cost.

- Patricia K., Homeschooler

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