Neuroteach Global was developed by Glenn Whitman and Dr. Ian Kelleher, who lead the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, in partnership with Talented. After a fortuitous meeting at SXSW EDU in 2016, the design, build, and launch of Neuroteach Global represents the first-ever delivery of Science of Learning research and classroom strategies through micro-learning experiences.
Glenn Whitman (@gwhitmancttl) is the co-author of “Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education” and directs the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s. Glenn is a former Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence Fellow and author of “Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History,” as well as co-editor of Think Differently and Deeply, the international publication of the CTTL. Glenn is also a blogger for Edutopia. Glenn earned his MALS from Dartmouth College and a BA from Dickinson College. Glenn has presented at more than a dozen major conferences world wide, including: New Teacher Center Symposium (2018), SXSW EDU (2016, 2017), Festival of Education (UK, 2015, 2017), Ideas in Education Festival (2015, 2016), researchEd (2015, 2016, 2017), National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference (2013, 2017), National Network of Schools in Partnership (2018), and Learning and the Brain Conference (2016, 2017, 2018). Glenn’s other publications include “A Bridge No Longer Too Far: A Case Study of One School’s Exploration of the Promise and Possibilities of Mind, Brain, and Education Science for the Future of Education” in “Mind, Brain and Education,” and “Bridging the Gap Between Mind, Brain, and Education Research and Practice: One School’s Replicable Model” in “Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.”
Dr. Ian Kelleher
Dr. Ian Kelleher (@ijkelleher) is a science teacher at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, and Head of Research for its Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. He is the inaugural Joseph and Kathleen Dreyfuss Faculty Chair for Research, an endowed position at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School for the lead CTTL researcher. His work focuses on helping teachers translate the science of learning into everyday practices in their own classrooms, and measuring the impact. Ian is the co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education, and co-designer of Neuroteach Global. Ian collaborates with public, charter, private, and international schools worldwide and has presented at more than a dozen, major educational conferences. Ian most recently co-authored articles in Mind, Brain and Education and Impact: The Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching. Ian grew up in the UK, went to the University of Cambridge for his PhD, was an undergraduate at Manchester University, but has been teaching in the US for more than twenty years.
Andy Martelli is the COO of the Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning and Neuroteach Global. Andy is responsible for product development, financial and business analysis, marketing, and operations of the CTTL and Neuroteach Global. Prior to joining the CTTL Team he spent the past 20 years building and operating businesses in management consulting and higher education. As Vice President of Product Development and member of GMAC’s Executive Team, Andy led strategy, and creation of new products and services, the development of new firm capabilities, and product turnarounds. He oversaw major product updates, launches, alliances and license agreements, as well as leading origination, investigation, valuation, and integration planning for potential acquisitions.
Prior to GMAC, Andrew worked for the Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner) for eight years. During his tenure with CEB, Andrew spent four years working directly with clients on matters of strategy, growth, and M&A. He spent an additional four years serving as CEB’s Director of Strategy and New Product development where he developed products that ultimately generated over $25M in annual revenue.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science, from Rochester Institute of Technology, Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science and an MBA from The Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Chavonne Primus is the Customer Success & Operations Manager for Neuroteach Global. Chavonne joined the CTTL in April 2019 to create and implement a customer success framework for Neuroteach Global. She manages the Neuroteach Global client relationships and business operations while also contributing to the marketing strategy. Chavonne has more than 15 years of experience in client management in various industries. Most recently, she worked for five years with an educational technology company in Raleigh, NC where she led a customer success team, created a customer success strategy for the K-12 vertical market, and designed a formal product training program for employees and clients.
Chavonne holds a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park and an M.S. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Capella University.