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Replacing standardized assessments with mobile games that teach, assess who's at risk, and give teachers practical lesson suggestions.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Teachley is an edtech startup founded by experts in cognitive science and former teachers. We have an intricate understanding of developmental learning trajectories, best pedagogical practices, and effective curricula design. Our team includes award-winning creative talent and game designers.


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    Dana Pagar

    Dana holds a PhD in Cognition and Learning from Columbia University. She has over 10 years of experience teaching and tutoring students from diverse backgrounds. She has extensive experience researching children’s mathematical development and designing educational software for young children.

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    Kara Carpenter

    As a math curriculum designer, Kara brings over 10 years experience as a teacher, having taught all ages from 3-year-olds to adults. Kara first developed math curriculum with the Berkeley Mathematics Professional Development Institute before moving to New York and becoming a research fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University, co-managing a $1.7M grant developing early childhood math software.

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    Rachael Labrecque

    Rachael has 10 years of experience in education and is passionate about providing young children high-quality educational opportunities. She is a PhD Candidate in Cognitive Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University where she co-managed a $1.7M grant to develop and research early childhood mathematics software. She brings this experience to Teachley where she manages company Operations.

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    Jonah Warren

    Jonah is a creative technologist who specializes in the design and creation of playful interactive systems. After graduating as valedictorian of Parsons School of Design’s MFA program in Design & Technology, he returned as a faculty member teaching courses in Java, C++, and Game Design. Jonah has developed numerous award-winning mobile games. He joins Teachley as CTO.


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    Bradley Smallberg, Smallberg Sorkin & Company LLP

Previous Investors

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    SBIR grants from Federal Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences