TeacherPlanBook.com was founded BY teachers, FOR teachers – with a technology innovator co-founder. Together, they bring the company the real-world teaching knowledge AND technology understanding that make TeacherPlanBook.com the most useful digital planner available.
Marc Leibowitz has more than 25 years of highly diverse experience in business development, sales and software development and as a successful entrepreneur and investor. As the father of school-age children, he has seen the necessity of improving the educational system, to teach the leaders of the future successfully. Marc’s team-oriented, hands-on leadership is building top-performing teams in TeacherPlanBook.com’s product development, sales and marketing.
Tiffany Condrill met Jay while working as a substitute teacher in the Central Islip School District. As a substitute teacher, Tiffany worked in many different classrooms, grade levels and saw many teaching styles, lesson plans and sometimes no lesson plans at all! This experience helped produce the marriage, not only of Jay and Tiffany themselves, but also of their TeacherPlanBook.com idea.
TeacherPlanBook.com’s Jay Condrill is in his 17th year as a teacher at Central Islip High School in Central Islip, New York. Frustrated with taking so much time away from teaching and family to create – then annually recreate – a lesson planner, Jay developed the outline for an online lesson planner that would eliminate wasted time, improve lesson planning and integrate curriculum standards. This was the birth of TeacherPlanBook.com.
Max Altolaguirre has more than 20 years of experience in Support, Development, Technical Sales and Management across numerous enterprise software companies. He has always had a passion for innovating and improving software from a technology and user friendliness standpoint. The unique opportunity to help transform the traditional education ecosystem to the Cloud brought him to TeacherPlanBook.com, where he heads software development and cloud solutions.
Mary Lacoste has 28 years of experience as the Director of Operations of a prominent, New York law firm and many years as a certified teen and family mediator. She grew up in a family of educators. Her great uncle was the principal of the only school in a small Long Island town back in the 1950's. Her father became the first principal of the junior high school as that same district grew to house eight separate schools. Mary's family has always been focused on improving the learning experience for both the students and teachers. This passion for education has been inherited by Mary who has become a true asset to TeacherPlanBook.com!
Jackie Pons has been an assistant principal, award-winning principal high-achieving superintendent at various schools in Florida. As superintendent of Leon County Schools in Tallahassee, from 2006-2016, he led more than 75 administrative departments and 50 separate school facilities and programs. His key achievements included increasing the overall graduation rate by 18%, with African-American graduation rate increasing 25.2% during the same period. His school district earned A or B designation within the state in 9 of the 10 years he was superintendent, with recognition by the Florida Department of Education as a “high-performing school district” during his tenure. He recruited more than 1,000 mentors within the community to assist students with education issues, as well as helping them remain on path to success through creation of “Sit Down for Kids” campaign. Additionally, he spearheaded an energy conservation program that saved the district $9.2 million. Earlier, as principal of Deerlake Middle School, he propelled the school to distinction as one of only 14 schools nationally and only Florida school to earn Blue Ribbon of Distinction award and received “Principal of the Year” award in 2000.
After serving a decade as Superintendent of Leon County Schools, Mr. Pons has worked as a Faculty Administrator at Florida A & M University Developmental Research School in Tallahassee and as an educational consultant for USA Education Consulting.
He has joined TeacherPlanBook.com because he believes the company’s products are essential to improving education, with resources that are unavailable anywhere else. He is particularly interested in introducing TPB Learning Analytics to the superintendents he knows, so that they can benefit from the real-time data and actionable intelligence they have never previously accessed.
In 1996, Dr. Anthony Griffin began his mission to research, design, and implement effective teaching and learning for the students in his classroom. Inspired to learn more, he earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Development, with the vision to improve teaching and learning in more classrooms than his own.
He was elected by his community to the Board of Education in 2016. There, he champions authentic assessment, technology integration, and project-based learning. Prior to that, Dr. Griffin co-created a Facebook group of over 14,000 parents, teachers, and individuals who wore green laces to reduce high-stakes testing and improve teaching and learning.
Dr. Griffin has joined TeacherPlanBook.com to work to effect change in the educational evolution. He believes it is precisely the set of resources tool teachers and districts are missing that can break down silos, re-spark morale, and improve the schoolhouse from within, using the best resources in American education: our dedicated educators.
Mrs. Klimek’s career has included positions as a teacher, reading specialist, principal and assistant superintendent. She was a member of the Eastern Suffolk BOCES network team for Race to the Top in the areas of Inquiry Teaming and Teacher Evaluation. Her expertise lies in the use of data to inform instruction and create solutions for APPR with the use of data. Mrs. Klimek has provided consultant services to and presented workshops and other training sessions to over 50 school districts on Long Island and across New York State. In addition, Mrs. Klimek has been a founding member and an executive council member of the New York State Data Analysis Technical Assistance Group (DATAG).