Meet the Team
We owe all of our enormous success at Teacher Tapp to our brilliant team. Bringing together expertise in education, technology and data analysis we are a small but skilled team who operate as a well-oiled machine. That’s how we’re able to survey over 8,000 teachers a day!
Alex worked as a database developer for 9 years before training to become a Physics Teacher in 2010.
He co-founded Teacher Tapp in 2017, while still teaching. After too many post-period-5 bug fixing sessions he decide to work on Teacher Tapp full-time and has been doing so ever since.
My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding: Teacher Tapp data constantly reveals the heterogeneous nature of the English school system. Even for us, it’s a constant eye-opener how different schools can be.
Karen is an education researcher and has worked for NFER, CfBT, and the BBC amongst others.
She is fascinated by education and in her spare time is a Trustee at education charity Parentkind, a school governor and a lay member of her local school appeals panel. She is also a mum to two ‘Mini-piesers’.
Shamaila has held a wide range of roles supporting students in school from behind the scenes.
Having worked across the spectrum of Primary, Secondary and SEN schools for 6 years in East London, Shamaila now works full time with Teacher Tapp, managing Client and Customer relations.
My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding: I’m always particularly interested by our findings on teacher anxiety and wellbeing and how this changes at different times of year.
Samantha has worked with many large retailers developing their customer service and business to business functions.
She progressed into a franchising business model, confirming her passion for account management. Looking for an opportunity within the educational world, Samantha joined the team in July 2019.
My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding: It’s fascinating to find out teachers’ attitudes towards issues like Brexit. It’s also interesting who teachers plan to vote for and actually end up voting for!
Nick started out completing a Physics PhD. While blasting polymer cells with laser beams, he developed a love for coding.
He then designed scientific measurement equipment and analytical software for use in renewable energy research. With a broad bank of technology skills, he joined Teacher Tapp in February 2020.
My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding: Nearly half of all teachers have technology fail them on any given day! It’s a real problem as schools become more reliant on technology.
Mark started out providing communication infrastructure in conflict zones before settling in more stable Yorkshire.
Mark has worked in the Third Sector before taking a professional detour to run his own creative business. Mark was excited by Teacher Tapp’s goal of giving teachers a voice and joined in May 2019.
My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding: The majority of teachers don’t believe their written comments have impact on student learning. Judging by his red pen output, my economics teacher disagreed!
Baz worked as a teacher of Psychology and Humanities for 5 years, working in schools in East London and inner city Manchester.
He stumbled into the founding team of an app for schools to find supply teachers. At the same time, he completed a research masters in Psychology. He joined Teacher Tapp in November 2019.
My Favourite Teacher Tapp Finding: We’re currently trialing Teacher Tapp in Ghana. A lot of our users have classes of over 60 students and no resources – but they’re still so positive about teaching!
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