As a school leader, Nate McClennen was intrigued by the massive efforts to understand teacher excellence. While glimmers of hope have appeared, the goal remains elusive. Fundamentally, research supports a solution centered on teachers watching and learning from each other - akin to the power of Lesson Study in Japan.
In the spring of 2014, Nate paired up with Bradley Krugh, a technology veteran, to implement a global technology solution to connect excellent teachers from around the world with actual classroom video. This is ImproveClass. Focused on simplicity, teacher growth, and crowdsourcing, ImproveClass seeks to create a collaborative global culture of sharing and learning within a professional network of teachers.
Nate McClennen - Co-founder and vision-keeper Nate has worked in the education space for the last 18 years and served as Head of School for a PreK-12th grade school in Jackson, WY for the last nine years where he was a founding faculty member. His teaching career focuses on math/science instruction at the 6th-12th grade and university level. He preaches about changing the world and sees ImproveClass as a way to change the face of teacher growth and development.
Bradley Krugh - Co-founder and tech-guru has spent 14 years in the technology sector, most recently as a founding employee, Vice-President of Partnerships and Operations at SeeYourImpact Technologies in Seattle, WA. Bradley is currently an advisor to SeeYourImpact where he successfully co-led the seed capital investment round, build the business model and was involved in all areas of product development. Prior to SeeYourImpact Bradley’s technology experience includes sales, marketing and product management roles. He has a passion for the start-up culture and is the cofounder of a co-working and entrepreneurial space in Jackson, WY.