Calculus Roundtable: Our Staff
Since 2013, Calculus Roundtable has built a community of thousands of supporters around the world. To provide a better experience to students we have assembled a highly effective staff that leads with passion and commitment to improving the lives of students and their families.
Jim Is the Director and Founder of The Calculus Roundtable. Jim is a school reformer and a social entrepreneur who has worked with some of this country's largest school districts, as well as some of the smallest. Jim has helped to incubate scores of education startups and consulted with state department's of education on data quality and fiscal planning at the site level. Jim directs the executive functions of the organization as well as the coordination, management and administration of the Integrated Technology solutions and services for schools, districts and foundations.
Jim is the former Director of the Innovation Incubator at Pivot Learning Partners. He's also a founding board member of one of the most innovative charter schools in the Bay Area Community School for Creative Education (the first public Waldorf charter school on the West Coast)
Sr. Project Manager
Nina coordinates our Digital Learning Spaces. Nina is an experienced project manager of hardware and software products in a variety of fields including ed-tech, computer accessories and networking. Nina works with partners and institutions to bring STEM learning spaces to our students.
Nina received BSEE in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
After School Coordinator
Mr. Reed is in charge of planning, managing and conducting our enrichment and academic programs for our after school clients in the Bay Area. There are twelve elementary schools, three middle schools and two high schools participating in the program. Chad manages our pool of instructional classroom coaches. His responsibilities include day to day supervision of our coaches, staff training, program development, and working collaboratively with each school site to provide the highest quality academic, enrichment and health activities to the program participant.
Professional Development Coordinator
Ms.O'Brien directs our teacher professional development and college fellowship programs. Chelanna has over 20 years experience in public education, teacher and community training on academic, pedagogical, and social-emotional curricula. as a classroom teacher, a professional development coordinator and a systemic school reformer. Erica coordinates our efforts to ensure programs are aligned with our mission and that they make sense to teachers delivering our content in the classroom.
SBN Project Manager
Ms. Pedraza manages our online education platform, the STEM Broadcasting Network (SBN). Lesley has over twenty year in the photography and production fields.She manages the live class schedules, student announcers, STEM guests and client channel relations.
Special STEM Projects
Lissette manages our branded assets and collateral materials. Ms Vallejo also serves as an instructional coach for students. Ms Vallejo received her bachelors degree from UC Berkeley in Landscape Architecture.
Traye coordinates our coding and computer science instruction and course work . Mr. Turner previously built and tested games for PlayStation and Sega . Mr. Turner has a bachelors in computer art from the SF Art Institute
Calculus Roundtable Diversity in STEM Fellows
2nd Year Fellows
1st Year Fellows
John is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana with a degree in biology and Pre-Med with Minors in Spanish & Chemistry. John work with our Bio-Med and Sports Math programs in Richmond and San Leandro, CA.John has been a PAC-12 NCAA football player, an oncology researcher and an HBCU graduate.
John is a member of the prestigious Louis Stokes Louisiana Alliance for Minority Scholars and a ,member of Sigma Alpha Pi.