BloomBoard simplifies educator evaluations. It allows users to securely create, schedule, and manage teaching evaluations. BloomBoard can be used for informal observations, formal observations, and video observations; it can also be a place to store and share processes and lesson plans. BloomBoard allows for state-of-the-art, personalized instructor feedback. It allows an evaluator to see the lesson plan, make notes on it, and make note of what’s actually happening in the classroom during each segment of the lesson plan. Best of all, BloomBoard is free to educators.
- Industry: Education
- Year Started: 2010
- Organization Type: For-Profit
- # of Employees: 38 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)
CEO and co-founder
Jason Lange is the CEO and co-founder of BloomBoard, a company dedicated to bettering the K-12 education space by providing a marketplace for personalizing educator development. BloomBoard uses data collected from free observational and evaluation tools to create individualized learning plans and recommendations for teacher growth. Jason was born and raised in Chicago. He attended Yale University, where he played football. With the goal of being a lifelong entrepreneur, Jason hopes to revolutionize the distribution channel in education, and then find the next hardest challenge on the list. Prior to founding BloomBoard, Jason was an associate at Flexpoint Ford and a summer associate at NewSchools Venture Fund. Jason earned his bachelor’s in psychology and philosophy from Yale University, a master’s in entrepreneurship in education technology from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a master’s in learning, design, and technology from Stanford University School of Education.
- Age: 35
- Ethnicity: Caucasian
CTO and co-founder
Eric Dunn is the CTO and co-founder of BloomBoard, an education startup dedicated to providing high-quality evaluation tools and support to educators across the country. BloomBoard is already the preferred tool by districts throughout the U.S., including state-level endorsements from Arkansas, Delaware, and Connecticut. Prior to co-founding BloomBoard, Eric was the director of engineering at EdisonLearning, a pioneer in the for-profit education management space reaching more than 100,000 students. Eric’s teams produced the company’s eValuate product line, which provided formative assessments toward predicting progress on state standards. Eric also worked for Provost Systems, an education startup committed to helping hybrid and virtual schools manage end-to-end operations. His teams produced the company’s CDS system, which provided learning management system capabilities to charter schools across the country. Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
- Age: 36
- Ethnicity: Other