About us

About Us

Let’s talk. Get in touch with us to connect directly to our leadership team to answer questions about ReadyCoach and its alignment to your needs, empirical research support, funding options, and professional development services. ​

Hello! We are excited to meet you. Here's a little bit about us.

Our leadership team consists of

Jason Feld
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Jason received his PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Arizona and his Master’s Degree in Psychology from New York University. Over the past 30 years, Jason led a recently acquired educational assessment company focused on creating technology and conducting applied research to promote learning. Over his career, Jason has planned and directed assessment and instruction initiatives related to public policy, research and practice. He established partnerships with state departments of education and with federal and corporate organizations, focused on PreK-12 assessment, practice, and policy.

Jason is a published author and has served as a journal editor, task force member, and staff member at the University of Arizona. His research has been presented at the National Press Club, and he is the recipient of several awards and recognitions for his contributions to education. Jason lives in Arizona with his wife and is the dad of two grown children. He enjoys running, hiking, and a well-made ice-cream sundae

Linda Reddy
Founder & President

Linda is a professor at Rutgers University who is passionate about helping schools maximize educator growth and student success. She received her PhD in School Psychology from the University of Arizona and has published over 140 publications on classroom assessment, teacher effectiveness, coaching, behavior disorders, and educational technology. Linda is the lead author of the Classroom Strategies Assessment System and Coaching Model.

Her work has been funded by federal and private foundation grants (over 56 million) and has received multiple research accolades. She is a Fellow of American Education Research Association and American Psychological Associations as well as an inducted member of Society of the Study of School Psychology. Linda is also a nationally certified school psychologist and licensed psychologist. Most importantly, she is a proud mother of twin daughters, an avid runner, hiker, and alpine skier who lives in New Jersey.

Alexander Kurz
Co-Founder & Vice President

Alex is a professor at Arizona State Univeristy and a recognized leader in researcher-practitioner partnerships (RPPs) with a focus on helping students with learning differences. He received his PhD in Special Education from Vanderbilt University and has published over 50 publications with over 50 million dollars in external funding focused on teacher effectiveness, instructional coaching, and educational technology.

He has extensive expertise related to educational technology, program evaluation, RPPs, collective impact, and continuous improvement. His work has been supported by government agencies such as IES, NSF, and USAID as well as non-profit agencies such as United Way. In addition, he has developed and launched several commercial educational technologies including MyiLOGS and Classpath. When he’s not working, Alex is relaxing on his little farm with his family including several goats, chickens, ducks, dogs, and a tiny white cat.


ReadyCoach partners with Beyond Key for its technological requirements like website redesign, SaaS-based product enhancement, support & maintenance, custom development, and more. Beyond Key is an end-to-end digital transformation company offering services in Microsoft 365 (SharePoint and Power Platform), Custom Development, Modern Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence (BI), Artificial Intelligence, NLP, and Dynamics 365.

Since 2005, Beyond Key has provided software consulting services to clients globally, including those in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.

Beyond Key has also received several accolades in recent years, including Software Company of the Year by Stevie International Business Awards and IT Service Provider of the Year by Titan Business Awards

ReadyCoach leverages available assets from existing assessment data to curriculum resources and district interventions.

Our online platform is the result of an ongoing collaboration between researchers and school practitioners both at the classroom and district level. This means all features within the application are designed to solve real-life challenges to help school leaders, instructional coaches, educators and parents support student success in schools.

ReadyCoach automates tasks such as benchmarking, grouping, and assigning interventions to allow coaches to do what they do best: Working alongside educators modeling best practices and providing targeted feedback that yields measurable results for students, teachers, and schools.

Needs Assessment
Next Steps : 15 mins can help make a measureable difference


We invite you to complete an online Needs Assessment.
The Needs Assement can be accessed at the bottom of the homepage at:
The Need Assessment is easy to complete and takes about 15 Minutes


Think of it as:
Taking a brief pause in the action to…
Try new lens to gain some additional clarity and insights about your learning community…
Map out some potentially promising new directions for enhancing student success.

Step 1

Complete the Needs Assessment. It will help to:
  1. Summarize needs, goals, strengthens, resources, gaps and challenges…
  2. Set the stage for possibe action in the development and the implementation of new/revised plans leading to student success.

Step 2

Schedule a consultation with our team
We will reach out to set up an online/virtual consultation with you and your team.
The consultation is free.
We will strive to assist you in identifying solutions that can help you reach your goals.
Want to have an informed conversation with our research experts based on your needs? Complete our needs assessment and we’ll be in touch soon!

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ReadyCoach was developed, in part, by U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) grant No. H327S170020. The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Education. No official endorsement by the U.S. Department of Education of any product, commodity, service, or enterprise mentioned on this website is intended or should be inferred.

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