Leadership

 

Glenn Whitman 

Director, Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning

gwhitman@saes.org                 Twitter: @gwhitmancttl
301-983-5200 (x322) 

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 Episcopal School. 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), SXSWedu (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 most recent 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 the Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching. Resume


Ian Kelleher

Head of Research

ikelleher@saes.org                  Twitter: @ijkelleher

Dr. Ian Kelleher is the co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education. He grew up in Cambridge, England and went to the University of Manchester as an undergraduate where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in geochemistry. 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. After his Ph.D., Ian moved to the U.S. 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, as well as coaches boy’s JV soccer. Ian's work for the CTTL focuses on the development of research projects that measure the effectiveness of brain based strategies used by St. Andrew's teachers and students. Ian also co-facilitates the CTTL”s “Creating Innovators through Design Thinking” workshop and is responsible for the CTTL graduate level programming. Ian has presented in person and virtually to schools and conferences throughout the world, including the Learning & the Brain Conference, SXSWedu, the International Mind, Brain, and Education Science Conference, and the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference.  Resume


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Eva Shultis

Associate Director for Program Development & Research

eshultis@saes.org                 

Eva contributes to the research and development of Neuroteach Global, facilitates workshops for teachers and school leaders, and coordinates the Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy. She also teaches and advises 7th graders at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (though Biology and Psychology equally hold a special place in her heart). Eva has taught middle and high school science since 2010, interspersed with work on problem-based learning at the New England Board of Higher Education and research on causal understanding at Project Zero. She cares deeply about the intersection of cognitive science and equity work. Eva earned her Sc.B. in Human Biology from Brown University and an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain & Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


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Lisa Jacobs

Executive Assistant

ljacobs@saes.org

240.477.1991


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Chavonne Primus

Customer Success & Operations Manager

for Neuroteach Global and The CTTL

cprimus@saes.org

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. 


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Andrew Martelli

COO, CTTL and Neuroteach Global

amartelli@saes.org

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.


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Louisa Swain

Associate Director of Advancement
lswain@saes.org

240.477.1701

Louisa has been fundraising for education-oriented non profits for 12 years and has worked in places as varied as an inner city Catholic elementary school to the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center to WAMU 88.5, Washington, DC's NPR affiliate, and most recently FreshFarm, a local food access and education organization. She brings to St. Andrew's and to the CTTL her expertise securing and managing multi-year foundation and federal grant projects, creating and growing major gift programs, and curating engaging donor experiences. A native Washingtonian, Louisa received her B.A. in art history from Williams College and a master's in non-profit leadership from Bank Street College of Education.