Ed.M (Harvard), President Karislearn Pvt Ltd is the developer of the Karismath program.
Shad is a Harvard graduate who was a student of Dr. Jeanne Chall (of the Harvard Literacy Lab) and also of Dr. David Rose (Prof. Neurosciences at Harvard Univerity, and the pioneer of Universal Design in Learning, or UDL). He has a background in Science, Psychology, Reading and Mathematics.
An ardent advocate of UDL himself, Shad’s work has been influenced by his 45 years of teaching Math and Language to children (and adults) with learning difficulties. He was Vice-President, International Dyslexia Association (British Columbia), and also served as a member on IDA (BC)’s Advisory Board.
He holds the rank of Distinguished Scholar at Education Development Center (EDC), Boston, Mass. and has been the Principal Investigator on many NSF-funded materials development projects including: Think Math! ( www.thinkmath.edc.org) Dr. Goldenberg has over 45 years of experience in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary teaching, teacher education, teacher enhancement, and education. He is widely published and has conducted workshops and seminars on a variety of topics in mathematics education.
Ed.M (Harvard), Ph.D
Thomas Oberlechner is CEO & Chief Science Officer of BehaviorQuant, a behavioral financial technology company that improves financial decisions radically by quantifying behavioral aspects of decision makers.
Thomas is an internationally renowned expert in behavioral finance and behavioral sciences. He is the author of numerous scientific publications, has obtained his doctorate and habilitation in Vienna in the field of financial market psychology, and has led relevant research projects at Harvard and MIT.
Extensive collaborations with the world’s leading banks and largest trading floors on Wall Street have contributed to his unique knowledge of financial decision-makers – from bank customers to private and institutional investors to the managers of well-known investment funds.
B.A, Mount Holyoke, Massachusetts, USA M.A (Education), University of London, UK
Anjana was the Head of Pakistan Programme at The British Asian Trust, London where she led the design, development and growth of high impact portfolios for Livelihoods, Mental Health and Education.
She has over twenty years of experience in the development sector, working in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India. She was the Executive Director for Developments In Literacy in Pakistan, and also worked with CARE International designing, delivering education and psychosocial programmes.
She has travelled extensively in Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, US, UK and the Middle East and remains the principal sounding board in the development of the Karismath program. Currently she is the Head of Programs at one of the divisions of Prince Charles’s charities (Business in the Community, or BITC), London, UK.
Zenna started her professional life as a children’s residential social worker and has never lost her passion for supporting the most in need and disadvantaged young people. She has established five charities working with young people and a further 4 commercial companies. She has served on countless boards and has held several high-profile public sector roles; including Chairperson, OFSTEAD (Office of Standards in Education, UK)), board member of the Royal Navy and member of the Treasury Audit Committee. Zenna currently holds a portfolio of exciting and challenging opportunities and is delighted to support Karismath.
Advisor, National Numeracy, UK
Sue began a second career in education, 30 years ago, working in a variety of roles including Primary Headteacher, consultant for the National Numeracy Strategy, leadership consultant for National College of School Leadership and National Professional Qualification for Headship.
Sue was seconded to the Department for International Development in Anguilla and Montserrat.
Sue subsequently became an Initial Teacher Training tutor with the Universities of Winchester and Portsmouth for the Isle of Wight (rated ‘outstanding’ in all areas by OFSTED). Sue continues to work as an expert adviser to National Numeracy and Premier League Primary Stars and contributes to The Maths Anxiety Trust. Sue remains passionate about the steps which lead to successful learning for children in mathematics, including parental engagement.
The web agency ilumi was founded by Marcus more than 20 years ago. His strengths are in web based software development.
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