We improve by being open, honest, and direct. Communication and collaboration are key at StrongMind. With weekly “Mini-Hands” and “Glass Board” meetings, employees have a moment to reflect on the week, give kudos, and provide project updates and recent accomplishments. Teams also hold demonstrations of their work, allowing them to “show and tell” and answer questions from others.
We work to achieve great outcomes every day. Everyone at StrongMind has one common goal: to help students succeed. We think with the end in mind, always moving forward and using feedback and user data to guide our work. Great results come from great communication and teamwork!
We collectively own the future of StrongMind, and we each strive to make our goals a reality. We are passionate about our work and strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students and teachers with innovative digital learning solutions. To help do this, we must also empower one another in reaching professional and personal goals, including staying healthy and in pursuing hobbies.
Data drives insights; insights drive decisions. We work hard to make sure we are meeting the needs of our partners – which means taking deep dives to analyze and understand data.
StrongMind is proud to work closely with our users to generate the best content possible. We listen to feedback closely to determine course and features updates and additions, and we adapt along with our students, teachers, and administrators.
We push forward when others turn away. StrongMind was born out of necessity – to solve problems not being addressed by current solutions. Our goal is to support schools with what they need, which means exploring new ideas and pushing through unique challenges. We work closely with partners to create customized and pioneering solutions – some that may not even exist today.
The best ideas come from different voices, viewpoints, and experiences. With over 200 dedicated employees, we have a wonderfully diverse representation of opinions, expertise, and experience. We encourage others to share their ideas and passions. When it comes to our incredible work, we don’t expect – or want – everyone to share the same perspective. Through honest and candid communication, despite our differences, StrongMind will continue to grow as we reinvent the learning experience and support thousands of learners.
What makes StrongMind special and gives it strength is its people and its culture.
StrongMind is creating a culture that revolves around a single purpose — reinventing the learning experience for students. Centered around six values, StrongMind employees live these values in their work each day as they collaborate to find innovative solutions to educational challenges. At StrongMind, we believe in empowering our employees to be creative and support their pursuit of interests in and out of the workplace.
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Together, we’ll create the best digital learning solutions.
In order to fulfill our vision of becoming the most trusted and respected digital learning solutions company, StrongMind is dedicated to attracting and retaining the brightest minds in education and technology. We put our partners first and are committed to operating with respect, candor, and persistence.
Meet Our Teams
We are a group of fun-loving, creative, problem solvers who are committed to the success of our partners! We are dedicated to serving and delighting our partners by helping them optimize our digital solutions to address the needs of their students, families and schools. Each partner success manager engages our partners to achieve their desired goals and objectives as informed by data, insights and joy.
With a full stack team of designers, illustrators, animators, videographers, engineers, and writers, the creative department at StrongMind is changing education and the way students learn. Diversity is a key strength for this group. They work hard and produce amazing, innovative work, while enjoying the unique team dynamic and inspiring one another! Learn more about what it means to work with this team!
Christene was the kid who fell asleep in class all the time. Each day when she completes engineering projects for the creative team at StrongMindSM, she “feels great to be doing work that helps students like [her], and others that may be a typical brick-and-mortar student.” She worked as a barista for nearly a decade before deciding to learn code. She taught herself first before deciding on a career change, attending Lambda School. Now she works on incredible projects with the creative team, from working with 3D models to creating math graphing interactives. She’s proud to be a role model for her daughter and increase female visibility in STEM fields.
“I really enjoy my somewhat atypical engineering role. I get to use my more artistic side and work with great artists to create something engaging and beautiful.”
The StrongMind curriculum team helps teachers unlock the magic of learning and foster student success by creating the most engaging and high-quality digital curriculum. To do so, our curriculum developers, instructional designers, editors, and producers apply a combined 565 years in education, 235 years in the classroom, and 300 years in EdTech to our digital learning solutions. We are determined to make a meaningful difference in the lives of students and teachers by delivering diverse, relevant, and purposeful content.
This diverse team uses a comprehensive array of research approaches to promote exceptional user experience and effective pedagogy. Through in-depth statistical research and broad user design studies, they help improve student performance, engagement, and product usability. With the support of the Research team, StrongMind makes data-informed decisions that drive innovation in the world of digital learning.
Our innovation lab is a key component for testing new courses or ideas – we meet with teachers & students to get their ideas around new content prior to releasing it.
The mission for StrongMind Business Development is to be a trusted partner, advisor, innovator, and deliverer of progressive education models that increase student outcomes, empower teachers, encourage administrators, and inspire communities. By focusing on deep problems embedded in Districts and Schools, we will enable insightful discourse with education leaders that are pursuing innovation yet are absent of trusted guidance, reliable resources, and an alliance mindset to bring the ideas to life.
We’re a diverse team of engineers, designers and managers who passionately contribute towards the mission of StrongMind to foster student success. The product engineering department is focused on delivering delightful user experiences to students, teachers, parents, and administrators. We utilize technology to drive innovation and reinvent the learning experience. The cross-functional teams work through plan-build-measure cycles, focus on outcomes over outputs, and challenge themselves to habitually deliver value to our customers on a regular and predictable cadence.
Product Engineer Christopher Hervois began working at StrongMindSM in August of 2018. He begins his day with meditation and exercise, then studies an interesting topic before beginning his work. This routine is part of a habit developed when he enlisted in the US Navy over eight years ago. He proudly served as Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman, forging a work ethic and mentality that would carry with him in future pursuits.
“The attitude from my military experience, combined with my constant drive to learn new things and be part of an amazing community, is what inspired me to learn software development and seek out StrongMind. It is so refreshing to be part of a group of people who care so deeply about their work and the impact it has. My experience here is challenging, fun, and extremely rewarding!”
Natalie began working at StrongMindSM in 2017 as a Product Engineer, receiving her Bachelor of Applied Science from Middle Tennessee State University. An avid Kirby fan, she enjoys the autonomy and trust given to her team, feeling that it brings value to the company and helps many different personalities collaborate effectively. Aside from her Digital Asset Management project during the 2018 hackathon, Natalie loves knowing her work makes a difference in solving common problems people may face.
For Natalie, who was a tutor in college and enjoyed helping people learn, “joining StrongMind enables me to develop solutions that make the learning experience for students easier. I like the amount of domain knowledge that is expected from the engineers to understand the business needs we are trying to solve for.”
Using creative and innovative thought leadership, the marketing team specializes in everything from branding, advertising, content and PR, to social media and search engine optimization. They are passionate about creating powerful and compelling work that takes partners’ organizations to the next level. At the end of the day, this dynamic team is here to inform, inspire, and deliver results.