Our People

We are guided by the strategic vision of a world-class Board of Directors, the wisdom of global community of advisors, and the experience of dedicated leaders and team members.

Our Leadership

Our leadership team brings years of education, development, technology experience, and more to our work.

Mubuso Zamchiya
Managing Director

Danelle Conner

Keri Baughman

Juan Tricanico

Our Governing Board

The Age of Learning Foundation governing board is comprised of exceptional global leaders.

Doug Dohring
Board Chair

Aashti Zaidi
Global Schools Forum

Dzingai Mutumbuka
Fmr. Minister, Zimbabwe

Ayalushim Getachew
T.A. Group

Our Advisory Group

The Foundation benefits from the thought-leadership, guidance, and support of outstanding global advisors.

Aissatou Diajhate
Mastercard Foundation

Steve Miller
Agassi Foundation

Kwame Akyeampong
Open University

Alexandra Weldon
Mohari Hospitality

Elsa Bonilla
Creciendo Juntos

George Werner
Fmr. Minister, Liberia

Annina Mattsson
Education Consultant

Greg Harper

Lisa Issroff
Issroff Family Foundation

Carmen Mayela Fallas

Vikas Pota
T4 Education

Mwasi Wilmore

Blake Spahn
Dwight Schools

Joyce Malombe
Int'l. Children's Education

Brendon Moyo
Development Consultant

David Jenkins
The Climate Reality Project

It only takes a few dedicated people working together
to change the world for the better

Come and join our “big tent” of changemakers. Find out how you can help, as a partner, funder, adviser, or champion for learning. The future is ours to change and improve.

Our Partners

The Foundation has an exciting value network of partners all working to eliminate barriers that prevent children from learning.

70 percent of children worldwide are facing learning poverty. They are reaching the age of 10 without being able to read simple sentences, complete basic math, establish strong learner identities, or build social relationships. 

We can help improve learning for children across the world.

The Zone of Proximal Development

You have heard of athletes getting into the “zone.” Learning is just like that. There is a zone where children can experience “learning flow.” Lev Vygotsky, the Russian child psychologist, called it the Zone of Proximal Development. It is that remarkable space where learning is neither too difficult nor too easy. It is just right to help children build a true love of learning and acquire the tools and skills they need for mastery.

One-to-one mastery learning for all

Benjamin Bloom, the American education psychologist, discovered that children who receive one-to-one mastery learning perform much better than peers in conventional classrooms. Bloom therefore challenged the world to identify methods of group instruction that could be as effective as one-to-one tutoring. The Age of Learning Foundation is answering Bloom’s call in our partner countries.