Each child has the potential to thrive when engaged in supportive relationships and experiences that meet their needs.”
April Chou

Every child should enter adulthood with the knowledge, skills, habits, and agency they need to realize their full potential. We believe that applying what we know from the fields of learning science and human development to education is the most promising way to achieve this vision.

In service of this vision, we collaborate with students, educators, and families to create educational tools and experiences that effectively meet the holistic needs of every child.

Jose Perez and Damian Benavidez work together on their Summit Learning project at Bondy Intermediate School in Pasadena, Texas.
October 23, 2018 | Jose Perez and Damian Benavidez work together on their Summit Learning project at Bondy Intermediate School in Pasadena, Texas. Photograph by Elias Williams
Ms.Tricia Berry’s students come together to close out their weekly Circle practice at Valor Flagship Academy in Nashville, TN.
September 19, 2018 | Ms. Tricia Berry’s students come together to close out their weekly Circle practice at Valor Flagship Academy in Nashville, TN. Photograph by John Edmonds

Focus Areas

We partner with students, educators, and families to build and support tools and programs that make it easier to apply the science of learning and human development.

Whole Child

Providing a truly transformative, personalized learning experience means supporting teachers and students as whole people — supporting not only academic achievement, but also their physical, social, emotional, and identity development.

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Learning Science

We support the development of cutting-edge research on how people learn and the implementation of evidence-based practices that empower teachers to support each student according to their unique learning needs.

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8th graders Nailea Esquivel, Bradford Husband and Calynn Killian work with mini whiteboards to calculate a slope. Student are encouraged to seek help from each other in the areas that they need to focus on. Bondy Intermediate School in Pasadena, Texas.
October 23, 2018 | 8th graders Nailea Esquivel, Bradford Husband and Calynn Killian work with mini whiteboards to calculate a slope. Student are encouraged to seek help from each other in the areas that they need to focus on. Bondy Intermediate School in Pasadena, Texas. Photograph by Elias Williams

Summit Learning Program

Our team works with educators to support the Summit Learning Program, a program with training, a free online tool and related resources that empower students to learn in ways that best meet their needs and goals.

Raymonde Charles, Communications, presenting a grant announcement plan, with Jared Joiner, Education, listening in at CZI.
September 17, 2018 | Raymonde Charles, Communications, presenting a grant announcement plan, with Jared Joiner, Education, listening in at CZI. Photograph by An Rong Xu

Meet Our Team

Hannah Kahn, Grants, Gabriela Lopez, Education, and April Chou, Education, at CZI.
September 17, 2018 | Hannah Kahn, Grants, Gabriela Lopez, Education, and Margarita Florez, Education, at CZI. Photograph by An Rong Xu

The heart and soul of education remains about great practitioners working lovingly and skillfully to create the environments and experiences that truly change lives.

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Jim Shelton
Kari Lee, Education Tech, at an Education All Hands meeting at CZI.
September 17, 2018 | Kari Lee, Education Tech, at an Education All Hands meeting at CZI. Photograph by An Rong Xu

Leadership

April Chou Interim Head of Education
Sandra Liu Huang Head of Product
Justin Barra Director, Education Policy
Katie Berk Director, Product Management
Raymonde Charles Director, Education Communications
Jon Deane Director, Education
Gian Gonzaga Director, Data Science
Kari Lee Director, Engineering
Bror Saxberg Vice President, Learning Science
Brooke Stafford-Brizard Director, Education
Catherine Winfield Design Manager
Vivian Wu Managing Partner, Ventures
Jim Shelton Senior Advisor

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