I believe technology (if implemented right) can help transform student learning. Our own kids' education combined with our background in big data gave us the inspiration to start ScootPad.
Investing our personal savings, we went "all-in" to launch ScootPad in Nov, 2011.
We strive to stay curious, listen to those who know, and learn something every single day.
Bharat KumarCo-Founder & CEO
Bharat spent the first half of his career helping global companies implement technology in order to streamline their business. Having been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at the age of 10, while helping his dad run a hospital in India, Bharat started his first company in 2007. In 2011, inspired by his children and their school experience, Bharat started ScootPad with his wife Maya. He now focuses on product strategy and growth at ScootPad.
Before starting ScootPad, Bharat was the Co-Founder of Aquarius Consulting (RevStream) and VP/Director of IT at several companies. He earned his Master's in Computer Science at Wayne State University. Bharat spends his free time running, hiking, and playing volleyball.
Maya GaddeCo-Founder & CTO
Maya helped launch several startups over the span of her career. So when she saw how much her daughter hated the mindlessness of practice worksheets, she knew there had to be a better way. The idea of building ScootPad only grew with the overwhelming encouragement she received, leading to its launch in 2011. This start was quickly followed by teacher-led word-of-mouth growth. Maya is now focused on making ScootPad available at scale to millions of teachers, students and parents.
Before starting ScootPad, Maya was the CTO of 33across, VP of Engineering at Traffic Marketplace and Software Architect at Stanford University. She earned her Master's in Computer Science at Ohio University. In her free time, Maya likes to hike, swim and read.
While teaching high school history, Ian discovered a love for creating engaging and challenging curriculum, as well as the need for students and teachers to have access to consistent practice and instruction support. He now works to develop this content for educators and parents.
Before working at ScootPad, Ian also developed a summer curriculum for a nonprofit in Oakland serving at-risk youth and helped to facilitate a trial of new science curriculum at the middle school level. He earned his Master's in Education at Stanford University. In his free time, Ian likes to play guitar and write.
During her years of teaching English and Special Education, Hayley discovered a love for adapting and individualizing curriculum, as well as a need for data-driven instruction in the classroom. She now applies her curriculum development skills to creating content for students and educators.
Before working at ScootPad, Hayley developed high school English curriculum for a national group of private schools and managed the English department at a private school. She earned her Bachelor's Degree at UC Santa Cruz and studied special education at San Jose State University. In her free time, Hayley likes to hike and play disc golf.
During her years as an educator at a community college and private high schools, Andie has continuously researched and implemented new methods to improve students' performance in Mathematics. She has sought to make connections between Mathematics and other fields of studies. Making Mathematics fun and accessible is the commitment she has made to her students.
At Scootpad, Andie continues to create and develop Math content that aims to help students achieve their academic goals. Andie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at University of Hawaii. During her spare time, Andie enjoys going to the beach, swimming, and hiking.
Anne PeacockSales & Customer Success
Hailing from the deep South, Anne comes to ScootPad with great insight into the Ed-Tech world due to serving in various capacities both in schools and other Ed-Tech companies. Having taught in low-income areas, she saw the many challenges that schools and districts face without having valuable resources to help students grow and succeed.
She makes it her mission to help administrators and teachers implement ScootPad in a way that is both effective and student-centered. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Mississippi College. Away from ScootPad, she enjoys running, all things vintage, and being with great friends and family.
Jennifer SmithSales & Customer Success
Jennifer attended Texas A&M University where she earned a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and is now certified to teach K-8. After teaching early childhood education, she found a passion in educational technology and comes to ScootPad with four years of experience in the EdTech world. She's held roles in business development, as well as customer success and support, and finds joy in giving teachers the tools they need to fully support students in the classroom while simultaneously keeping students engaged.
In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys family time, going on walks, and fishing.
Anthony BolivarCustomer Success
Having taught high school for three years, Anthony experienced firsthand the power and the challenge of using technology in the classroom. He's thrilled to be at ScootPad where he works with districts and schools to maximize the impact of their learning platform.
Anthony studied Business Marketing at Texas Wesleyan University. Outside of ScootPad Anthony enjoys fitness, sports, and spending time with his family and friends.
Tim is a passionate, results driven sales and marketing executive, currently guiding the partnerships strategy for ScootPad. He also has advised other edtech organizations who are improving the success of student learning. In 2011, Tim co-founded K12Interactive, a sales consulting firm for publishers and edtech start-ups, where he acquired multiple content distribution agreements with K12 publishers developing digital products for the elementary and secondary school market.
Deeply involved in educational publishing over the past 20 years, he served as VP of Sales and Marketing at AArtpack Interactive. Tim holds a BA from Boston College and attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In his days off, he enjoys painting and great coffee!
Denita RichardsonCustomer Success
When Denita purchased an ed tech tool for her 1st and 2nd grade classroom, she didn't realize how much that single act would change her life. After seeing the results for her students, she knew that she needed to continue her career in the ed tech industry. She would then be able to assist more teachers close gaps and keep their students engaged.
Fast forward 10 years later and she has held roles in business development, Customer implementation and retention, and now Customer success and support. She earned her Bachelor's in Psychology from Rutgers University. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with family and competing in FitBit and other health-related challenges.
Sankeerthana is excited about the potential technology has to transform education, and as a full stack engineer, she works to make those improvements a reality.
Before working at ScootPad, Sankeerthana worked as an engineer developing applications for a few different industries. She earned her Master's in Computer Applications from India. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Tiffany TranUX Designer
After having worked in education from different angles, Tiffany realized the need to make edtech products more user-friendly so that any educator can maximize the power of technology in their classrooms. She is now designing for ScootPad, helping to make to make personalized learning more accessible and engaging for its users.
Previously, she was a research assistant for UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, a multimedia specialist at a low-income high school, and a volunteer elementary art teacher. She earned her Bachelor's in Sociology at UCLA. When she's not pushing pixels, she's doodling in her sketchbook, reading, or exploring new sceneries.
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