ABOUT US

OUR MISSION & VISION

Eduplanet21 is a professional learning and curriculum development company. We transform education by providing an ecosystem of connected educators working together on personalized curriculum design and professional learning.

OUR LEADERS

Jeff Colosimo
Jeff ColosimoCEO, President
Jeff Colosimo created and executed the vision for Eduplanet21 in 2012 with a small and dedicated team. As CEO, Jeff focuses on inspiring Eduplanet21’s nimble staff to create the best professional learning software. Jeff is a nationally recognized business leader, author, and successful entrepreneur in the education technologies industry. As a result of his innovative work in the industry, Jeff received several national awards including Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Arthur Anderson’s Best Practices Award, and a “Top 100 Hot Emerging Company” national ranking by ComputerWorld magazine. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, golfing, and traveling.
Dr. Bena Kallick
Dr. Bena KallickChief Academic Officer
Bena Kallick began her career in education when she helped start a teachers’ center and a children’s museum. Bena is now the Chief Academic Officer for Eduplanet21, owner of the Institute for Habits of Mind, a well-established consultant, professor, and author of over ten published works. Bena received her doctorate in educational evaluation at Union Graduate School. Formerly, Bena was a Board Member of GlobalMindED and was previously on the board of the Apple Foundation, Jobs for the Future, Weston Woods Institute and Communities for Learning. You can often find Bena with her family in New York seeing shows, touring museums, and trying new foods.
Jay McTighe
Jay McTigheStrategic Advisor
Jay McTighe brings a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education, including work with the Maryland Assessment Consortium, Maryland State Department of Education. Jay has also been a classroom teacher, resource specialist, and program coordinator. He has co-authored 14 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design series with Grant Wiggins and has made presentations in 47 US states and 19 countries on six continents. Since education is a “learning” profession, Jay set a learning goal when he was 57 years of age to be surfing by 60. And he did it!
Bill KlasnicDirector of Sales
Bill Klasnic brings over 15 years of edtech sales experience to Eduplanet21. Previously, Bill has managed the sales process for Schoolwires, Haiku Learning, and Schoology and brings a wealth of knowledge in sales team development, key account development, and top and bottom line growth. Bill enjoys spending time with his wife and five children and is inspired by his wife and eldest daughter who are both teachers. Bill also holds a 3rd degree blackbelt in Tang Soo Do.
Jared HoddinettLead Software Engineer
Jared Hoddinett, our Lead Software Engineer, first began programming at the age of nine and still shows the same passion for programming and education today. Jared obtained a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Information Systems. After graduation, Jared began working in the edtech industry and spent the previous six years as the Technical Lead for Edutect. Jared lives with his young family in Brisbane, Australia and enjoys fishing and sport in his downtime.