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Our Team

We're a mission-driven team committed to providing schools and districts with the essentials to spark courageous thinking.

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    Leadership

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    CEO

    Walter Sherwood

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    Founder

    Eileen Murphy

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    Chief of Staff

    Melissa Martin

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    Director of Engineering

    Eryan Cobham

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    Director of Partnerships

    Katy Erker-Lynch

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    Director of Success

    Dani Siegel Mancini

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    Director of Curriculum & Instruction

    Katherine Young

    Team

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    Senior Software Engineer

    Samuel Beam

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    Engineering Tech Lead

    Michael Crismali

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    VP of Sales

    Ryan Dupuis

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    Software Engineer

    Vizente Freeman

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    School Success Manager

    Kim Foley

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    Regional Director of Success

    Amy Jackson

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    Senior School Success Manager

    Lynette Johnson

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    Director of Data Analytics

    Ugochi Jones, Ph.D.

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    Senior School Success Manager

    Mona Kiani, Ed.D.

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    Senior Partnerships Manager

    Ryan LaCivita

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    Data Architect

    Phil Mares

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    School Success Manager

    Sherelle Minter

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    School Success Manager

    Cindy Matte

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    Software Engineer

    Stacy Mullins

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    Senior Partnerships Development Manager

    Alex Otstott

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    School Success Manager

    Kristin Ptolemy

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    School Success and Strategy Manager

    Lauren Ross

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    Customer Support

    Elfego Solares

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    Marketing Coordinator

    Morgan Staley

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    Senior Editor

    Catherine Tierney

    Board of Directors

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    Former Partner, Citadel

    Nessan Fitzmaurice

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    SVP, Follett Partner Solutions

    George Gatsis

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    Founder, ThinkCERCA

    Eileen Murphy

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    CEO, ThinkCERCA

    Walter Sherwood

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    Executive Director of Fox Hollow Ventures

    Lisa Sweeney

    Advisors

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    Best-selling author, professor, and veteran teacher

    Cathy Birkenstein

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    Best-selling IRA author, professor and veteran teacher

    Doug Buehl

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    Past MLA president, best-selling author, professor, and veteran teacher

    Gerald Graff

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    Best-selling author, NCTE consultant, professor and veteran teacher

    Katherine McKnight

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    Founder of the Graduate Math and Science Teacher Certification Program at University of Chicago

    Douglas O'Roark

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    Co-founder, ThinkCERCA

    Abby Ross

    Russell Pyne
    Managing Director at Atrium Capital

    Russell Pyne

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    Founder, OpenTable

    Chuck Templeton

    "In literacy, a product I like is ThinkCERCA. It meets kids where they are... and gets them engaged. It helps them with writing, and that's an area we haven't had nearly enough innovation."

    Bill Gates
    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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    Our Story

    Made by educators, for educators. Discover how and why our founder, Eileen Murphy, left Chicago Public Schools to launch ThinkCERCA.

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    Culture

    From diversity to collaboration, ThinkCERCA embraces a core set of values that act as guiding forces for everyone at the company.

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    Careers

    We’re looking for talented and collaborative team members who are passionate about education and improving the lives of students and teachers.

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