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Hoot Education

Hoot Education™ is a cost effective SaaS based virtual professional learning community for coaches to improve teacher performance.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Dallas, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2013
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

Teachers typically enter teaching with inadequate training and support, but they want to do a better job but don’t know how. The Hoot Education™ Platform developed by Dr. Patricia Mathes at SMU’s IEBE integrates coaching interactions, personalized learning, and community networking for improving teacher effectiveness. There are 3.7M public and private school teachers. Our 5 year target represents only 2% of this number.


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    Patricia Mathes
    Chief Academic Officer

    Dr. Mathes is CAO of Hoot Education and Professor of Teaching and Learning at SMU. She received her Ph.D. in 1992 from Vanderbilt University in Education and Human Development. The recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award, she also serves as Editor of the Annals of Dyslexia and sits on the Board for the Council for Learning Disabilities.
    Dr. Mathes came to SMU in 2003 as the Texas Instruments Endowed Chair in Evidence-Based Education.

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    Antony Francis

    Antony Francis is CEO at Hoot Education, Inc. He is a business leader and entrepreneur with 25+ years in general management and business strategy. An expert in developing and marketing new products and services with a successful past in sales growth, he knows how to set up, scale, restructure, reorganize and run back-office operations in cloud based and e-commerce operations. He is a Chartered Accountant. He is bilingual English/French.

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    Eric Reeves
    Advisor and General Counsel

    Eric Reeves has worked with start-up companies in Educational technology. He has served as the MD of IETX, a nonprofit organization focused on innovative educational solutions and as MD of High Bar which focuses on helping technology companies with government relations, financial services, and legislative research. He was a State Senator in North Carolina. He is a graduate from Duke with his law degree from Wake Forest .


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    Eric Reeves
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    John Gondolf, CPA

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