The SchoolRubric team is composed of a diverse group of individuals who have experience as teachers, administrators, and parents both in the United States and internationally. We have a passion for seeing student success and believe that the way to accomplish this is through the sharing and exchange of evidence-based best practices, inspirational storytelling, and transparent communication.
Although our team and mission are small and grassroots, the SchoolRubric community reaches over multiple continents and countries. We have aspirations to help connect schools, educators, parents, and students from schools all over the world, with the understanding that we have more to learn from each other and share despite differences in geography, background, culture, and language.
Dr. Robert Thornell is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in educational leadership and mentoring other instructional leaders. He currently serves as the Chief Executive Director of Learning & Teaching in Lewisville ISD in Texas.
Adam is an American-British International who has developed curriculum, policy, and professionals in Europe, Nigeria, Australia, and in the United States. He is an author, lead special educator in the Washington D.C. area, and a professor at Central Michigan University. He writes at www.WeGetToTeach.com and enjoys educational development, leadership, content creation, strategy, running and traveling.
Nikki Torchon is a writer and editor with experience in fundraising, independent schools and higher education, and hospitality. She currently lives in Tokyo, Japan, with her husband and two children.
Gina works full-time as a high school Mandarin Chinese teacher at North Broward Preparatory School, a Nord Anglia international school. Gina was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts and earned her PhD in Chinese literature from the University of Pennsylvania.