About Us

About Us

We are a dedicated group of researchers, practitioners, developers, and business experts working tirelessly to bring the latest advancements in research and technology to the classroom. Our unwavering commitment is the application of science in service of all students regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, background, zip code, and ability.

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

Our leadership team consist of:

Jason Feld

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.

Julius Parishy

Julius Parishy

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Julius the lead developer for ReadyCoach with extensive expertise in architecture, UX/UI, and technology designed for business operations and commercialization.  He has designed numerous Saas-based platforms for iOS, Apple TV, health/wellness (Fitocracy & DailyBurn), K-12 grade technologies, as well as tracking systems.

Julius has overseen development efforts for several succesful start-ups with a long track record of designing and programming cutting-edge technologies. Away from the screen, Julius loves movies, billiards, and music. 

 

Our humble beginnings.

Our initial company was founded in 2016 following the successful implementation of a large U.S. Department of Education grant awarded to Rutgers University and Arizona State University, which focused on school improvement through principal and teacher evaluation and professional development through instructional coaching. Completion of the grant culminated in the development of the first version of ReadyCoach platform, which included a suite of coaching assessments, reports and interventions tools that were effective in facilitating data-driven instructional coaching.

Since the application and assessments received enthusiastic reviews from participants in numerous high-poverty charter schools, we decided to make the first version of the system available to a wider audience of schools and practitioners. This was accomplished through additional federal grants dedicated to developing and implementing research-based coaching tools and trainings to individuals and organizations interested in student-centered and data-driven instructional coaching. These grants allowed us to further develop and validate the unique features of the application including computer algorithms for automated student groupings and intervention recommendations.

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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.