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 works with NWEA as a School Improvement Coach in addition to his collaboration with SchoolRubric.
Richard Siegel is a middle school English teacher and has experience teaching 6-8 grade English for honors and special education students, as well as elementary school. He currently resides in New Jersey and enjoys playing tennis, acting, and writing in his spare time.
Dr. Ann Marie Luce Director of Curriculum and Innovation Allendale Columbia School.
Matthew is an experienced Principal and school leader, both internationally and in the UK, and now a consultant and trainer, working with schools worldwide to help them put and keep #WellbeingFirst. He lives on the Isle of Skye with his wonderful wife and atypical dog.
Originally from Brazil, Amanda brings a wealth of experience to SchoolRubric as an experienced lawyer and education advocate. Her primary roles at SchoolRubric are to assist with communications, marketing, and publication revision.
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.
Current Head of Primary at the International School @ParkCity in Kuala Lumpur and a school leader since 2009. Rebecca’s experience spans 25 years in schools both in the UK and internationally.
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.