What’s new at Teachers Pay Teachers? Open the door and see!
We’ve got new digs! Our new office is in the heart of New York’s Soho neighborhood, rich with independent bookstores, great little places to grab a good cup of coffee, and the occasion opportunity for a celebrity sighting.
And we’ve got new team members! Jillian and Risa started this week on our Product team, and Mari started on our Data team to help us make TpT the best place it can be for you and for all teachers. We couldn’t be happier to have them on Team TpT.
Jillian: “I’m from Long Island and attended college at the University of Massachusetts. My friends would describe me as a planner. I love making plans and doing fun activities around New York City. I’m extremely organized and love to go out for a good meal.”
Working at TpT: “I’m excited to work at TpT because I love making the lives of teachers easier and in return, allowing them to effectively help their students. TpT gives teachers great resources as well as allowing them to showcase their wonderful materials. When a teacher is excited about their classrooms, lesson plans and student’s futures it makes kids excited to learn.
The new TpT office and team TpT: “The TpT team is extremely friendly and welcoming! It is always nerve-wracking when starting a new position, but TpT was excited to welcome new members into their family, the love was certainly felt. The office is exciting and new. Overall, my first impressions are extremely positive. I am excited to begin this journey on team TpT and am looking forward to all the wonderful things that we will accomplish.”
Risa: “I’m still a Texan at heart, having lived most of my teenage and adult life there up to this point. I like to read, travel, hang out with friends and family.”
I used to work in consulting, which is a team-based environment where we worked with many different stakeholders. I think that skill will be useful in my current role because it will also interface with many different people/functions. Another non-work related skill, which I learned from studying math in college, is how to iterate complex problems to figure out a solution. I could probably apply the same scientific approach as we figure out processes to help scale the company.”
Mari: “I am very much a Midwesterner who was attracted by all the city has to offer and forgot to go home. I love to explore the smaller neighborhoods and I love to taste and listen (I love all of types of music) my way through all of the different ethnic enclaves.”
I started my professional career at Sesame Workshop then moved to Scholastic — both places very focused on children, reading, and education — and I think that kind of positive mission really fuels people. I think my previous experience working in environments filled with people with a like-minded goal will be very helpful as the TpT family grows.
The new TpT office and team TpT: “The office is beautiful, a little new but definitely a bright and cheery place that will earn its character over time.
(Office photo thanks to Shlomete Yoo!)