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

Jason Lange

Jason Lange

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Jason Lange is the CEO and Co-Founder of BloomBoard, where 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.

Stephen P. Anderson

Stephen P. Anderson

Chief Experience Officer

Stephen P. Anderson is the Chief Experience Officer at BloomBoard, where he is transforming how teachers grow as professionals. A former high school teacher, Stephen continues to challenge and inspire people as an international speaker; he’s presented at some of the world’s largest organizations, teaching product teams about interactive visualizations, emotional design, and other fun topics.

Stephen is most recognized as the man behind the Mental Notes card deck—a tool that's widely used by product teams to apply psychology to interaction design. He also authored Seductive Interaction Design, which answers the question: ``How do we get people to fall in love with our applications?”

David Brubacher

David Brubacher

Chief Product Officer

David “Bru” Brubacher leads all of our product strategy and development. He is a Product leader with a diverse track record of delivering results and a passion for building and delivering great products and experiences.

Bru joined BloomBoard in 2014 most recently from LinkedIn where he was the Head of Relationship Products. He began his career as part of the first 100 employees at Amazon where he led multiple product launches at Amazon.com and well-known features such
as Prime and 1-Click. Prior to LinkedIn he was the Checkout product lead for PayPal North America. He is a former secondary social studies and math teacher and spent 3 years developing an independent school in Colorado.

Bru graduated from Yale University with a degree in History and a secondary education teaching credential.

Kelly Montes De Oca

Kelly Montes De Oca

Chief Implementation Officer

As Chief Implementation 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, Montes De Oca 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, Montes De Oca received her Masters Degree in Educational Technology.

Sanford Kenyon

Sanford Kenyon

Chief Business Officer

Sanford is BloomBoard’s Chief Business Officer and leads all revenue-generating actives at the company. Sanford is an executive with 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.

Rosemary Kendrick

Rosemary Kendrick

Vice President, Operations

Rosemary Kendrick is Vice President of Operations at BloomBoard, where she leads operations and customer success across the 7,000 schools in 24 states that partner with BloomBoard. Kendrick has spent her career focused on education innovation, specifically leading the implementation of pioneering education solutions in fast-growing startup environments.

Before BloomBoard, Kendrick was Director of Operations at education technology company Fidelis Education, where she led the launch of the company’s inaugural product offering and learning relationship management platform. Previously, Kendrick was a senior policy analyst at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank American Enterprise Institute, working in its education policy program directed by Dr. Rick Hess. At AEI, Kendrick headed cross-sector strategic partnerships and policy analyses focusing specifically on educational entrepreneurship and teacher effectiveness. She was also a visiting fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute, a think tank focused on disruptive innovation in education.

Kendrick received her MBA from Harvard Business School, and graduated cum laude from Williams College.

Tim Mansfield

Tim Mansfield

Vice President, Engineering

Tim Mansfield leads the BloomBoard engineering team, leveraging nearly 20 years of industry experience at small and large technology companies. Prior to joining BloomBoard, he was Director of Engineering at multiple technology startups, including the YC- and Sequoia-backed PlanGrid, and Sleepy Giant, now part of Swrve. He served for several years as a tech lead at Google and YouTube and was also on the engineering teams at Ariba, Infinity, Ofoto, and JotSpot.

He wrote games for Sanrio, cell phone OS software for Toshiba, and trading software for various banks. He also has K-12 teaching experience and started a non-profit software company to serve the small schools movement.

Tim holds a B.A. degree in Japanese from Yale University.

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