Combining EdTech Passion & Expertise

As former math professors, we love numbers and logic and ensure all decisions are well researched and data-driven.  As successful entrepreneurs, we understand the need for effective, actionable solutions based on creative, problem-solving.  As proud nerds, we have enthusiastically developed our own software and love everything from the big picture to the fine details with technology.  As accomplished leaders, we have worked for small and large companies and across varied industries from K-12, higher-ed, construction, real estate, and supply chain. As well-trained individuals with masters degrees and additional certifications, we have the necessary skill set to go above and beyond for our clients. As kids at heart, we know how to make every interaction fun and enjoyable. As loving parents and community volunteers, we believe in always putting the needs of our learners above all else.

Three kids sit in a classroom setting with a thinking cap on their heads. They are smiling as their light bulbs are lit as the new ideas are flowing. They're wearing cardigans and bow ties. Learning is fun when you have ideas.
CEO & Executive Director
21 Years
Educator - K-12 & Higher-Ed & Adult
27 Years
Strategy & Operations
24 Years
EdTech Product Management
19 Years
Curriculum Design & Development
22 Years
Mary Stephens - CEO -

EdTech enthusiast, entrepreneur, educator, executive, and engineer.  For 15 years, Mary served as founder and CEO of PrepForward (acquired by Public Consulting Group), a leading provider of online K-12 teacher preparation solutions used by institutions nationwide, including MA DESE, Teach for America, universities, and school districts. In addition, Mary has extensive teaching experience, including TAing Discrete Math at MIT, serving as adjunct faculty at UMass Boston and Elms College, and designing curriculum and teaching K-12 computers and math. This is coupled with her EdTech expertise from serving as research and development manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, founder of Omega Teaching, program manager of Edusoft, product marketing and strategy manager of Vizional, professional math consultant at Merrimack College, and founding board member of Alpha Public Schools. Her technical expertise started with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. 

Her passion for education continues outside of work as she serves on the MIT Educational Council, was elected to her local school council, is a children’s book author, and is active in the community where she raises her three children. 

Annie Schultz - COO -

Annie brings a wealth of experience to the education industry, boasting over 15 years of expertise in teaching, educational leadership, curriculum design, instructional design, and technology integration. She started her career as a math instructor at Alverno College. She wrote and implemented multiple courses there while working with students preparing for Praxis, medication calculation and NCLEX exams. Annie also served as the System Division Chair of General Education for four years, overseeing learning development, curriculum, and assessment of the general education department at Herzing University. Her focus centers on crafting dynamic online learning experiences that align with industry best practices, particularly accessibility and engagement that align to learning outcomes.  Recently, her curriculum development focus has been licensure preparation for teachers and continuing education courses for Construction professions. Developing courses in conjunction with Educational Learning Services and courses approved by contractor licensing boards in multiple states. 
Annie has a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and is certified in Instructional design and accessibility. Her multifaceted educational background, encompassing online learning expertise and administrative leadership, positions her as a valuable asset in pursuing innovative and effective educational experiences. She is also a dedicated mother with a deep passion for animals, sports, photography, and an insatiable curiosity for learning new things.

Adult Education
20 Years
Instructional Design
13 Years
Content Development
14 Years
Research and Analysis
19 Years
Educational Leadership
8 Years