Kara Carpenter

New York, New York, US

Kara's Skills
Product Management
Technical
Sales
Marketing
Management
Finance
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

About Kara

Do you believe in the power of technology to transform education? Do you think young children take too many tests when they could be learning from educational games? Unfortunately, most apps provide little more than drill-based worksheets, do nothing to address conceptual understanding, and ignore the power of learning analytics and stealth assessment to figure out what students understand. Kids deserve better.

Teachley is an educational technology company founded to disrupt education in the earliest grades. Recently awarded $1.05 million in grants from the Federal Department of Education, Teachley incorporates the latest cognitive science research to create apps that promote efficient strategies and deep learning. Our first app, Addimal Adventure, focuses on single-digit addition strategies and will be released in June. Our apps will incorporate data mining algorithms to adapt the content and provide teachers with formative assessment data, two important trends in educational technology.

Based in New York City, we are a young, passionate team of educators, cognitive psychologists and game designers who love what we do. Our creative process is collaborative and inspired by our work with kids. We’re looking to expand our team! This is an excellent opportunity to get involved early to help build a startup company that will disrupt the current education system and change how children learn.

Chief Technology Officer

We are seeking an energetic, brilliant thinker, who will direct our technical vision. As CTO, you will design and lead development of our next-generation data platform, analytic engine and reporting dashboard as well as develop strategy around data security and interfacing with other education APIs. You have experience as a full stack engineer with emphasis on back-end development and experience working with front-end product teams. You’ve had well-rounded experience with database servers (both SQL and NoSQL), web servers (Apache/Nginx), mobile devices (iOS or Android), web-based front end development (HTML/JS/CSS), REST-based APIs and software development in a few languages. This role will be a mixture of technology leadership, software and data architecture, team coordination and hands-on implementation building cutting-edge education gaming software that changes K-5 education.Do you believe in the power of technology to transform education? Do you think young children take too many tests when they could be learning from educational games? Unfortunately, most apps provide little more than drill-based worksheets, do nothing to address conceptual understanding, and ignore the power of learning analytics and stealth assessment to figure out what students understand. Kids deserve better.

Education

Tufts University

Child Development

2000 - 2000

Teachers College, Columbia University

PhD, Cognition and Learning

2013 - 2013

Certification

NYS Elementary Teaching Credential

National Board Teaching Credential - English as a New Language

Accelerator/Incubator

Socratic Labs