Kara Carpenter



Kara Carpenter is Co-founder of Teachley, an educational technology company helping schools use app data to drive instruction. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with over 10 years of experience teaching children of all ages as a classroom teacher, outdoor education instructor and Peace Corps Volunteer. Kara first became interested in early childhood mathematics instruction as a second grade teacher in San Francisco, developing math curriculum with the Berkeley Mathematics Professional Development Institute before becoming a research fellow at Teachers College, Columbia University, co-managing the MathemAntics project developing early childhood math software with Dr. Herbert Ginsburg. She has a PhD in Cognition and Learning from Columbia University with a research focus on teaching and detecting young children’s math strategies via software. Her dissertation went on to become an Apple Design Award winning app, Addimal Adventure. She is principal investigator on two IES-funded SBIR grants totaling over $1M.