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We love technology, but our aspirations go far beyond the browser. Here's what we believe in.
Nothing is more important than how we show up for each other. Our values shape everything we do: integrity, teamwork, openness, humility, and respect.
Helping improve educators' lives is what gets us up in the morning. Iterating in pursuit of excellence is in our DNA.
Educators will always have a seat at the table when we make decisions. Education evolves constantly and so will we.
Chris came from a family of educators, but started his career in design. When the idea for OnCourse (then called SchoolWorkSite) began to form, he discovered a knack for product design and applied these skills to solving real challenges in education. Chris is a strong believer in servant leadership and spends every day collaborating closely with team members and clients.
Chris loves spending time with his wife, two daughters and Great Dane. He can be found dominating the OnCourse annual bowling tournament, driving over boulders during Jeep Jamborees, or smoking a mean brisket.
As CTO at OnCourse, Mark is responsible for the infrastructure OnCourse uses to securely deliver all of its solutions to you with minimal downtime. This includes designing, implementing and managing all of OnCourse’s infrastructure, including maintaining a complete disaster recovery site in the event of a catastrophic failure. Mark takes pride in maintaining OnCourse’s uptime above 99.9% outside of maintenance windows, and the fact that in 15 years, OnCourse has never had to fail over to its disaster recovery site.
Previously, Mark had founded Polaris Consulting and Information Technologies and Infinity Technology Partners, leading technology consulting firms in the Delaware Valley. In his free time, Mark enjoys reading, supporting his children’s extracurricular activities and working on his house. Mark graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics.
Diego is the CIO at OnCourse and loves helping schools innovate. Driven by a passion for developing intuitive software, he takes pride in providing the best possible solutions for the complex challenges faced by schools. Diego has spent much of his career in the software industry, gaining experiences in areas such as database architecture & design, pl/sql development, and application management.
Outside of work, Diego enjoys reading books, cooking, playing chess, and learning French.
As the Director of Operations at OnCourse, Brian oversees knowledge management, product management, human resources, as well as customer support functions. Brian earned a master’s in industrial/organizational psychology which helps him advance OnCourse’s efforts in providing an engaging work environment and career experiences for our staff.
In his off time, Brian volunteers with UStrive to mentor high school students through the college application process. He also volunteers with my alma mater, Seton Hall University, to assess student readiness for graduation.
Bridget works with school districts to implement and rollout OnCourse applications. As the Director of Project Management at OnCourse, she oversees the Project Management department and all new projects. For Bridget, working alongside school districts and helping them achieve their goals is the most rewarding part of the role.
In her free time, Bridget enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new places, and spending as much time outdoors as she can.
Tre started his OnCourse career in 2008 as a trainer, media specialist, and weirdly enthusiastic product evangelist. Today, he leads the Sales and Marketing teams and loves helping educators be better than they were the day before.
In the evenings, Tre can be found chasing his baby son around or exploring strange corners of the metaverse. He is stamped on six continents, has a 70,000 word novel waiting patiently for a final review, and obsesses about traveling back in time to listen to Nina Simone perform.
Rich is the Development Manager at OnCourse and loves helping schools build new software features. Driven by his love of building, he takes pride in providing the best software possible. He has spent much of his career in the web development industry, gaining experience in areas such as front-end development, back-end development, and project management.
Outside of work, Rich enjoys hanging with friends and family, flipping houses with his brothers, and working on his YouTube channel.
Joe has dedicated his career to building software that school districts need to make children’s education the best it can be. As the Lead Systems Architect at OnCourse, he is involved in the development and implementation strategy of software along with the network and is responsible for implementing, maintaining, and operating those systems. Since joining the company in 2004, Joe has worked hard to ensure OnCourse’s solutions have been reliable, scalable, and secure as the company has grown to what it is today. He is focused on finding simple and elegant solutions for complex problems and researching emerging technologies of interest to OnCourse.
In his free time, Joe enjoys camping and backpacking, time with family, volunteering his time with his kid’s activities, and traveling around the country visiting major and minor league baseball parks. He has always had a passion for music and has been writing and performing on and off for over 25 years.
Tanya helps districts better understand and properly use OnCourse products and features. As a Senior Media Specialist at OnCourse, she is responsible for creating all of the user guides and articles in OnCourse University, as well as answer support tickets, and provide product trainings. For Tanya, helping districts better understand and use OnCourse products is the most rewarding part of the role. Prior to taking on her role at OnCourse, Tanya gained experience in the classroom as an elementary school teacher in a suburban school district. In her free time, Tanya enjoys drawing, painting, and hiking.
As an Implementation and Integration Manager turned Lead Database Developer, Tom has developed a unique perspective when it comes to client data. He is responsible for developing and maintaining database applications, troubleshooting issues affecting grades and transcripts, and ensuring compliance with state reporting requirements.
In his spare time, he is usually at the baseball fields watching his two sons play, spending time at the beach with his wife, or walking his Golden Retriever.
Sam has spent 25 years in education technology, specializing in Student Information Systems. There isn’t much Sam hasn’t seen, from DOS-baseD SIS programs to mind-bending master schedules. He will put his wealth of experience to work in crafting the perfect suite of software and service for your school district.
Outside of work, Sam enjoys family vacations and spending time in Cape May, NJ.
As a Senior Support Specialist turned Product Manager, Wadeen is a main contributor to OnCourse’s R&D efforts. He strategizes the rollout of new features as they are developed. He aims to increase user confidence, competence, and value through testing, training, and adoption.
Wadeen graduated from West Chester University with a degree in Business Management. In his spare time, he enjoys exercising, watching football, listening to podcasts, and traveling the world.
Melissa is a Client Success Specialist at OnCourse and loves helping administrators, teachers, and staff. Driven by her commitment to K12, she takes pride in providing the best customer experience possible. Mel has spent much of her career in the K12 industry, gaining experiences in areas such as client success, implementation, and consulting.
Outside of work, Melissa enjoys the beach, working out, and time with family and friends.
Brent is the Senior Application Developer at OnCourse and loves the process of developing empowering solutions for teachers and students. Every day, Brent strives to apply his 15 years of experience as a National Board Certified secondary math and computer science teacher to benefit our clients.
Brent holds a master’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education and Computer and Information Science from the University of Pennsylvania. In his spare time, he loves to travel, hike, and read.
Tyra Starkey is an Ed-Tech Specialist at OnCourse and loves helping district staff members save time with technology. Driven by her passion for education, she takes pride in assisting school districts in advancing the education of their students.
Tyra has spent much of her career in education, gaining experiences in such areas as classroom teaching, leadership, data analyzation, and curriculum development. A mother of three who lives creek-side in southeast Louisiana, she spends much of her time paddling and fishing the waterways of the Bayou state. Tyra is an avid hiker and traveler, a CrossFit athlete, and cherishes time spent with her family and friends.
Todd Vachon is the UX/UI Designer at OnCourse and focuses on the layout and usability of our application. Motivated by a love of elegant and simple solutions, he enjoys crafting the best possible experience for our users.
Prior to joining OnCourse, Todd worked as a UX Designer and Web Producer in the newsroom at NPR member station WHYY in Philadelphia. Outside of work, Todd builds things with his hands, uses Oxford commas, and teaches courses on the Bible.
Ian helps schools as the Senior Product Specialist at OnCourse. He is responsible for providing exceptional customer support, as well as mentoring other Product Specialists and reviewing Devel Requests. For Ian, empowering end users with product knowledge is the most rewarding part of the role.
Prior to taking on his role at OnCourse, Ian gained experience in Special Education as a Paraprofessional. In his free time, Ian enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, reading books, and spending time outdoors.
As an Operations Assistant turned Product Specialist, Monet has developed a unique perspective when it comes to teamwork. She is responsible for assisting our clients as they navigate the system and ensure they receive delightful support. In her spare time, she loves watching the Eagles defeat the Cowboys and spending time with her family.
Prior to taking on her role as the Integration Specialist at OnCourse, Kimberly spent many years as District Data Manager. One thing you should know about her, she loves dogs!
As a former teacher turned Project Manager, Suzette has developed a unique perspective when it comes to helping districts become more impactful and effective. She is responsible for implementing districts coming on with OnCourse products, as well as training administrators and teachers. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and cooking.
Hunter helps schools by adding new features to the OnCourse application suite. As a UI Developer at OnCourse, he brings your visions and ideas to life, squashes bugs, and perfects user experiences through code. For Hunter, seeing the joyful customer reactions to what he creates is the most rewarding part of the role.
Prior to taking on his role at OnCourse, Hunter gained experience in customer service management and network operations as a Network Operations Specialist at QVC. In his free time, Hunter enjoys skateboarding through the city, trying new restaurants, and visiting the puppies at the dog park.
Susan Crisci is a Customer Support Product Specialist at OnCourse. She loves getting to know the customers and helping them with all of their issues, and takes pride in establishing good customer relationships. She is responsible for problem-solving, setting up, and supporting Online Registrations.
Prior to taking on her role at OnCourse, Susan gained experience in Customer Service and Computers as a Technical Writer at Campbell Soup Company. Outside of work, Susan enjoys traveling the world, sports, and more than anything, going to concerts!
Craig helps districts navigate the transition to OnCourse. As a Project Manager at OnCourse, he manages the implementation from start to finish, coordinating the data migration, system customization, and training of district staff. For Craig, getting to know the administrators, office staff, teachers, and other education professionals is the most rewarding part of the role.
Prior to taking on his role at OnCourse, he gained experience building relationships and managing complex projects as the consumer financial services regulatory case coordinator for a large national law firm. Craig graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in History and International Studies. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, making music, and woodworking.
Lauren is a Product Specialist at OnCourse and loves helping schools thrive. Driven by wanting to help others, she takes pride in providing the best support possible. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys photography, mixed martial arts, and nutrition.
Josh helps districts become the best version of themselves. As a Junior Project Manager at OnCourse, he is responsible for the implementation and support of new districts as they come on board with OnCourse’s products. For Josh, being a part of meaningful work that helps others is the most rewarding part of the role. In his free time, Josh enjoys exercising, reading, and gardening.
Rohany helps districts renew and access their accounts. As an Operations Assistant at OnCourse, She oversees all renewals of previous and new accounts, as well as customer service for any account access. For Rohany, assisting amazing educators to provide an extraordinary education to students is the most rewarding part of the role. Prior to taking on her role at OnCourse, Rohany gained experience in Healthcare as the Lead Document Processor at Maximus assisting the elderly to providing them the best in-home care .
In her free time, Rohany enjoys concerts, trying out new restaurants with her friends and family, and roaming different cities. Rohany is currently attending Western Governors University studying for a degree in Healthcare management.
Morgan is the Marketing Coordinator at OnCourse and loves helping people discover new products that can make their lives easier. She has spent much of her career in youth sports, gaining experience working with parents, students, and educators.
Morgan graduated from Arcadia University with a degree in Communications and received her MBA from DeSales University.
Outside of work, Morgan enjoys playing and coaching field hockey, traveling to new places, and sifting through racks at thrift stores.
Georgette Rogers is a Master Scheduler Trainer at OnCourse. She loves helping schools figure out the best and easiest way to utilize OnCourse’s Master Scheduler to input the 5 Ws of scheduling (Who teaches What, Where, When, and to Whom). Prior to coming to OnCourse, Georgette had primary responsibility for the Master Schedule development in her building. In her free time, Georgette enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing percussion in the local Community Band.
Jay Buangan is a mobile developer at OnCourse helping connect students and teachers through their smartphones and tablets. Inspired by Apple and Google product design, he takes pride in providing the best mobile experience possible for the OnCourse Systems and Connect apps. He has spent much of his career in the eConsignment industry, gaining experiences in areas such as eTicketing, online registration, and point-of-sale systems. Outside of work, Jay enjoys photography, playing golf, and traveling.