Incredible People in the Talent Cloud
Maria has over 25 years of experience in education, including teaching at the elementary and secondary levels in the public-school system. As an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio, she taught undergraduate and graduate students in the classroom and in field settings. She received the University of Texas System Regents Outstanding Teaching Award and the President's Distinguished Diversity Award and was inducted into The Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. She has an M.A in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio and Ph.D. In Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mandy Froehlich is a former Director of Innovation and Technology turned technology and mental-health consultant. Her passion lies in reinvigorating teachers back into their profession. Her work in mental health is widely known in the education community. She consults internationally with school districts and post-secondary institutions in the use of technology to support great teaching, technology department coaching, 1:1 rollouts and learning management system deployment, and the impact of mental health on innovation. Her books include: The Fire Within: Lessons from defeat that have ignited a passion for learning; Divergent EDU: Challenging assumptions and limitations to create a culture of innovation; Reignite the Flames: Finding our passion and purpose for learning among the embers; and The Educator’s Matchbook: A weekly guide to reigniting your love of teaching, building resilience, and fighting burnout and disengagement.
Rich loves breaking down systemic barriers to great public education and helping education organizations become better places to work. He enjoys fostering organization-wide strategic clarity, building systems, and providing individual coaching so team members can bring their best selves to work and develop professionally. Rich has held legal and operations leadership roles for state education agencies, a statewide school district, and an education advocacy organization. He’s currently an independent consultant and attorney. Rich was co-captain of the ultimate frisbee team in college; he and his wife Jen now co-captain a team of four children.
A multidisciplinary designer who expands design boundaries + creative process to communicate unique visual solutions for each client’s project, whether in 2d+3d graphics / illustration / branding+concept design / art direction / UI/UX design / product+packaging / wayfinding+environmental signage design / visual identity / print+publication design.