We are excited to officially announce thinkLaw’s full-time dream team who will help translate thinkLaw’s powerful vision into reality!
Today—Critical thinking is the precursor for innovation and a core component of 21st-century learning, rigorous standardized exams, college and career readiness, and effective citizenship. Yet, in practice, critical thinking is still a luxury good: only 1 out of 10 educators teach it, and they are usually teaching at elite schools or only to their most elite students. This critical thinking gap is a massive barrier to educational equity. and when it is taught, it is normally to a select few at elite* schools. This critical thinking gap exists in part due to lack of access to critical thinking instruction in general combined with a scarcity of concrete tools and strategies for teachers to easily teach it.
I created thinkLaw to give all students access to the same type of educational opportunities and game-changing critical thinking instruction that I received as a kid in gifted and talented courses despite an underprivileged upbringing in Brooklyn, NY. And I have invested tireless hours in the past few years trying to change the narrative on who gets to teach and who gets to learn critical thinking. I consider the hundreds of educators that I have partnered with an essential part of this journey.
But to support our partner educators and ensure that we could scale our impact to the point where we can significantly close the critical thinking gap, we needed a dedicated team of people who shared a similar commitment to tackling educational inequity. So I’m excited to introduce our talented team who come from all walks of life with one common purpose: a deep-seated need to create a world where critical thinking is no longer a luxury good.
thinkLaw’s first hire was Dana Moore, who came from 15+ years of C-level operations and administrative and operations experience. As Chief Operating Officer, Dana drives the daily strategic decisions at thinkLaw and keeps everyone on the team organized, and moving forward. Next, we brought on veteran marketing and sales strategist Quandra Adams who is thinkLaw’s Chief Marketing Officer. Quandra drives thinkLaw’s marketing strategy to build the brand and create consumer awareness and advocacy through all channels, every day. Then we hired Holly Maria in 2016, thinkLaw’s Chief Relationship Officer, Houston District IV Trustee and former TFA alum educator and education consultant. Holly Maria continues to forge new school partnerships and advocate on behalf of critical thinking instruction to benefit more teachers and students throughout Texas. Finally, we round out the team with thinkLaw’s newest hires Sarah Pfeiler, Curriculum and Training Manager and Brittan Stockert, Sales Manager. Sarah is a fantastic choice to be our Curriculum and Training Manager. Her 14-plus years of teaching experience spanning across private, public, and charter schools, is leading the way for developing thinkLaw’s new Social Justice and Early Elementary editions. And finally, there’s Brittan, a USAF combat veteran and start-up entrepreneur who will be an asset to thinkLaw and bring 10 years of entrepreneurial insight, know-how, and creativity to build up thinkLaw and propel us forward.
Join me in welcoming thinkLaw’s Dream Team, and learn more about them here.
To learn how your school or organization can adopt thinkLaw’s standards-aligned program that helps educators teach critical thinking to all students, please click here to schedule a time to speak with someone on the thinkLaw team, call us now at (702) 318-7512 or join us on our next webinar; Thinking Like a Lawyer: Powerful Strategies to Teach Critical Thinking to All Students