We are passionate educators who care deeply about improving the mathematics teaching & learning experiences of students and teachers around the world.
Megan is an independent consultant who partners with Ryan to provide impactful and sustainable professional learning in PreK-G12 mathematics. Previous to consulting, Megan worked at the American School of Madrid as a secondary instructional coach with a focus on reaching all learners across the curriculum. Megan also worked at the American School of Dubai as a Teaching & Learning Coach in PreK-8 Mathematics. Over the course of her 20 year career in education, she spent 12 years in the classroom, teaching at a variety of grade levels, before moving into curriculum & instruction and coaching. Megan and Ryan began their work together in 2010 while at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Megan stayed on as an adjunct faculty member in the Center for Math & Science Teaching - working with public schools to develop teacher-leaders in elementary mathematics. Over the course of her career in the States, Megan participated on an Instructional Materials Adoption Panel (California, 2005), as well as Teachers Mathematics Advisory Panel (California, 2009-2010). Megan's consultant work is built around partnerships with schools, both in the United States and abroad. She also spent time as a part-time consultant for Math Solutions, a Marilyn Burns company. Megan has presented at the Annual Teacher Conference and Fall Training Institutes with ECIS, and at the Winter Training Institute and Spring Educators Conference with NESA.
Ryan is the Head of Secondary School (Grades 6-12) at Pilgrim School in Los Angeles. Ryan has worked extensively in developing a coherent K-12 mathematics program grounded in the principles of active learning and student-involved assessment. Ryan's leadership, as well as his partnerships with teachers, include a wide range of content area expertise. He has spent almost fifteen years in the classroom teaching mathematics ranging from grade six to undergraduate level calculus. Ryan taught graduate level Methods of Teaching at Loyola Marymount University, where he also served as adjunct faculty in the Center for Math and Science Teaching, working with Los Angeles-area Catholic schools in improving their instruction in math and science. He has served on the Professional Services Committee for the California Association of Independent Schools, where he helped organize professional development opportunities for teachers across Southern California. Ryan's professional workshops include the Fall and Winter Training Institutes, and the Spring Educators Conference for NESA. Further, he and Megan designed and implemented the Summer Retreat for Educators at Pilgrim School.