Neuroteach Global is made possible by the experience of Glenn Whitman and Dr. Ian Kelleher, who lead the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, and the leadership and creative team from 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 is the co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education. He grew up in Cambridge, England and received his Bachelor of Science degree in geochemistry from the University of Manchester. He returned to Cambridge as a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College, working in the Department of Earth Science on the formation and stability of dolomite. Ian moved to the U.S. after his Ph.D., where he spent six years teaching, coaching and dorm-parenting at Brooks School in North Andover, MA. At St. Andrew’s, Ian teaches Chemistry and Robotics, in addition to coaching soccer. Ian’s work for the CTTL focuses on the development of projects that measure the effectiveness of research-informed strategies used by teachers and students at St. Andrews. Ian is also responsible for the CTTL’s Teacher and Student Research Fellowship Program. Ian co-authored “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 (UK). Ian is a lead designer and facilitator at the CTTL’s Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy.
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.
Danvers Fleury is the CEO and co-founder of Talented, a gamified micro-learning platform designed to drive learners to real world action and impact. Danvers is also Chairman of Verified Studios, a marketing & distance learning agency focused on higher education. Prior to Talented, Danvers was CEO of Parelio, acquired by Arthrex; head of the business-to-consumer division at Domania, acquired by LendingTree; and marketing manager at Equinox and CircleLending, acquired by Oracle and Virgin respectively. Danvers received an MBA as a Premiere Entrepreneurial Fellow at UNC Chapel Hill and a BS in general management from Boston College.
Kelly Helms is the Director of Learning Experience at Talented, where he oversees the design and development of micro-courses for Talented’s learner experience platform. Prior to Talented, Kelly directed an academic support center and taught writing courses at Western Washington University. He holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in English Studies.