Dr. Reshan Richards (www. explaineverything.com; New York, NY) is the CEO and Founder of Explain Everything Inc. and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Math, Science, and Technology department at Teachers College, Columbia University and Chief, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches Startup 101, an entrepreneurship course for graduating seniors at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ, and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (Wiley/Jossey-Bass). An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.
Stephen J. Valentine (Montclair, NJ) is an educator, school leader, writer, and serial collaborator. He serves as the Assistant Head, Upper School, and Director of Academic Leadership at Montclair Kimberley Academy and Coordinating Editor of Klingbrief, a publication of the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University. A frequent contributor to Independent School magazine, he also co-authored Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (Wiley/Jossey-Bass), authored Everything but Teaching (Corwin), and founded Refreshing Wednesday, a company that shapes and ships ideas. He holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Boston College.