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Our team

works to impact education

Who are we?

We're former teachers, administrators, architects, instructional designers, technologists and finance execs that have all found a passion for helping communities traditionally underserved by technology.

Our founders


Sarah Chou, CEO

Sarah previously managed a $8.5 million professional development program for all staff in an urban school system serving 24,000 students. Prior to school district administration, she taught in a family literacy program, directed development initiatives for nonprofits, counseled low-income first-generation students for Upward Bound, and organized displaced residents of post-Katrina New Orleans.


Qian Wang, CTO

Qian left a career as a quantitative developer/trader in finance to pursue a path in education. In her volunteer work, she drafted policy recommendations for the Illinois Education Commission on Economic Recovery and led an open data initiative that coordinated with over 30 public agencies to release their data to the public. She is passionate about social justice and building a different type of tech company.

Meet the team

Rachel, Engineering

Rachel is a colorful nerd who loves making bad jokes, drooling over robots, and wearing outfits that match her bicycle, Sunshine.

Justin, Partnerships

Justin graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Political Economy. When he is not formulating new recipes for his next big cookout, he's outdoors fishing and playing tennis.

Julie, People Ops

Julie worked at Teach For America and was in the Peace Corps. She’s from Alabama and lived in NYC. She loves Excel and biking around Oakland.

Jean, District Success

Jean is a former Special Education teacher born and raised in Texas. In her spare time, you can find her skiing down the mountains of Tahoe or searching for sunshine near the sea.

Chris, District Success

Chris taught elementary school for 4 years in rural Louisiana and Israel. He plays football with his feet.

Ben, Engineering

Ben loves making things look neat and orderly. He's usually either wrangling with CSS or tidying his desk up.

Teddy, District Success

Teddy is a former founder who loves strategic planning and process design for scaling businesses. He is fueled by burgers and big ideas.

Bankole, Engineering

Bankole is a curious creative. He writes flash fiction, music and programming languages for fun. He enjoys learning theories that take on big questions.

Marcail, District Success

Marcail was born and raised in New York and has a background in non-profit work and language instruction. In her free time she loves getting into the mountains, traveling and seeking out great bakeries!

Jen, Business Ops

Jen is a former science educator passionate about helping us run efficiently. She’s an avid musician, reader, and sea otter spotter.

Tyler, Engineering

Tyler spent three years at YouTube, and built a karaoke app for Android. He went to M.I.T. where he had the highest average in intramural bowling.

Katie, Partnerships

Katie's passion for liberty and disruptive innovation began in college and was continued through working at the Independent Institute and completing the Koch Liberty@Work program.

Kai, Engineering

Kai spent time wrangling Google Spreadsheets into project management tools before realizing they'd rather write code than spreadsheet formulas.

Alex, District Success

Alex is a former non-profit program manager born and raised in San Francisco. He enjoys spending quality time with his friends and family, as well as seeking out new places to have brunch.

Rob, Engineering

A former architect (of buildings), Rob realized he enjoyed fiddling with his computer more than drawing up construction documents.

Leo, Business Ops

Prior to joining Informed K12, Leo channeled his passion for people into defending immigrant rights. He enjoys watching college football, eating junk food, and keeping up with the latest pop culture developments.

Nick, Partnerships

Nick taught French for several years in both public and private schools while also coaching high school soccer. He is passionate about helping businesses grow their customer base with a focus on long term partnerships.

Lupe, Partnerships

Lupe is always looking for the next adventure that will test her endurance and will. She prides herself on her resourcefulness and would be a serious contender on The Amazing Race! Most importantly, she’s driven by causes that speak to her heart.

Bridget, District Success

Bridget is a former educator who loves efficiency, organization and excellent middle school English instruction. She is inspired by her former students, her son and opportunities to strategically rethink systems in education.

Join our growing team

We're looking for talented product, business, support and design professionals that share our passion for education and helping school districts operate at their best.

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