Our Story

BloomBoard was founded in 2010 by Jason Lange and Eric Dunn when they took on the challenge of developing a teacher coaching platform that would use technology to take the principles of differentiated instruction for students ~and apply those principles~ to teacher development and support. Along the way, they realized that great coaching requires two fundamental and distinct areas of focus: providing personalized recommendations based on needed areas of support and collecting evidence of practice. Along with a world class team of former educators, engineers, and others dedicated to their mission, Lange and Dunn have built a holistic set of tools and products to power both effective coaching and continuous, personalized, competency-based learning for educators.

Our Mission

We believe that great teachers are essential to improving student achievement. Unfortunately, providing personalized opportunities for teacher growth has traditionally been difficult and expensive.

Our mission is to provide educators with meaningful professional learning experiences and opportunities to demonstrate expertise, improving how effective teachers are supported and scaled.

Our Team

Sanford Kenyon

Chief Executive Officer

Sanford joined the company in October 2015 as Chief Revenue Officer and assumed the CEO role in February of 2017. He has twenty-five years experience in software and technology-based businesses, the last seven of which have been focused on education technology businesses.

Prior to BloomBoard, Sanford served as Vice President of Worldwide K12 Strategy & Product/Solutions at Blackboard, where he drove industry and product strategy, and lead several acquisitions. Before Blackboard, Sanford served as President & CEO of Reliance Communications, the parent company of the SchoolMessenger, where he grew enrollment from four million to eighteen million students in five years. Sanford also spent five years at PayPal / eBay in various executive roles including Head of Planning & Analytics, Head of Strategy & Business Development & CFO of one of eBay's businesses. Prior to PayPal / eBay, Mr. Kenyon spent over ten years in various executive roles in several Silicon Valley start-ups and consulting in the areas of strategy, finance and business development. Sanford is also active in the education technology start-up community in advisory and other capacities.

Jason Lange

Co-Founder and President

Jason Lange is the co-founder and President of BloomBoard. He brings a unique combination of strategic wherewithal and unbridled passion for fundamentally changing the education landscape through empowering educator growth.

Prior to founding BloomBoard, Jason worked in finance as an investment banking analyst and then as a private equity associate before going to graduate school. While in graduate school, Jason worked as a summer associate at NewSchools Venture Fund, where he led the development of the initial edtech investment thesis for NewSchools.

Jason received a BA in psychology and philosophy from Yale University, an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and an MA in Education from Stanford University School of Education.

Kelly Montes De Oca

Chief Learning Officer

As Chief Learning Officer, Kelly Montes De Oca leads all implementation efforts at state and district levels and oversees all support and training of BloomBoard educators. She brings more than 25 years of experience as transformational educator, working as a practitioner in the classroom, a leader at both the school and district levels, and as a consultant and thought partner to drive instructional and systematic change in districts across the country.

Prior to joining the company, Kelly served as the Chief Academic Officer for Partnerships to Uplift Communities (PUC). In this position, she mentored administrators to become facilitators of professional development and job-embedded coaching at their school sites. She also consulted with the Center for Educational Leadership, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and several other districts and organizations and has worked across the nation in teacher effectiveness.

A graduate of University of Southern California and Azusa Pacific University, Kelly received her Masters Degree in Educational Technology.

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