About BloomBoard

BloomBoard is the leading platform for enabling educator advancement via micro-credentials, a form of micro-certification. With BloomBoard, districts can provide meaningful professional learning experiences, improving how they support, scale, and grow effective teachers. For educators, BloomBoard provides a place to build new competencies and earn certification through micro-credentials.

Our Leaders

Sanford Kenyon

Chief Executive Officer

Sanford joined BloomBoard in October 2015 as Chief Revenue Officer and assumed the CEO role in February of 2017. He has twenty-five years experience in software and technology-based businesses, including executive roles at eBay, PayPal, and other Silicon Valley startups. For the last ten years he has been focused on education technology businesses including Blackboard and SchoolMessenger. 

Jason Lange

Co-founder and President

Jason Lange is the co-founder and President of BloomBoard. Prior to founding BloomBoard, Jason worked in private equity and was also an early member of the NewSchools Venture Fund team, where he supported the development of the initial edtech investment thesis for the NewSchools Seed Fund (now Reach Capital). Jason received his BA from Yale University, and is also a graduate of Stanford’s joint MA/MBA in Education and Business Administration program.

Michael Rutkowski

Head of Education Marketing

Michael leads the education marketing team at Bloomboard, helping to promote educator growth and advancement via micro-credentials. His calling in life is to help education companies grow. He started his career at Imagine Learning and later joined Instructure (Canvas LMS) as an early stage employee that served as a member of their marketing leadership team through their IPO and beyond.

Jim Martin

Head of District Partnerships

Jim leads our district partnerships team, which is focused on developing authentic relationships with school districts throughout the U.S. to support educators in their growth. With over 20 years of leadership experience at companies including Blackboard and BrightBytes, he is passionate about building effective teams that support educators with innovative solutions aimed at driving student success.

Kelly Montes De Oca

Chief Learning Officer

Kelly is the lead architect of BloomBoard’s learning model and oversees the development of all micro-credentials. She brings more than 25 years of experience as a  transformational educator, a leader at both the school and district levels, and as a thought partner to drive instructional and systematic change in districts across the country. Kelly has served as a consultant with the Center for Educational Leadership, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and several other districts and organizations.

Jill Cowart

Director, Content

Jill leads the content development team at Bloomboard, which is focused on creating authentic, engaging learning experiences for educators and high school students. She has twenty years experience in education as a classroom teacher, school principal, and state level leader, most recently serving as Assistant Superintendent of Academics at the Louisiana Department of Education. Jill is most passionate about helping teachers grow their knowledge and skills to impact education for students.

Juan Valencia

Head of Engineering

Juan took the helm of engineering at BloomBoard in 2017 to lead the evolution of the BloomBoard platform. His experience as both an educator and engineering leader drives his passion for building strong engineering teams that develop and implement world-class solutions for educators. Prior to BloomBoard, Juan worked with technology companies including ShareThis and Symmetricom. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Engineering and Computer Science and formerly taught Physics at Gordon College.

Molly Latinova

Director, Product

Molly leads Product Management at BloomBoard. She joined the company in 2014 and spent her former years supporting various state-wide and district implementations across the country. As a former educator, an entrepreneur, a mother of two, and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Molly brings a unique perspective to her role that strengthens how BloomBoard serves educators.

Pete Cordero

Director, Customer Success

Pete leads the client success team, which supports BloomBoard partner organizations in implementing their micro-credential programs. After spending the first 12 years of his career in sales and marketing leadership roles, Pete shifted his focus to the K-12 education sector and has spent the last 13 years in various operational, instructional and people leadership roles.

BloomBoard’s Journey

BloomBoard was founded by Jason Lange and Eric Dunn in 2010 when they took on the challenge of developing a teacher coaching platform that would use technology to take the principles of differentiated instruction for students — and apply those principles — to teacher development and support. With that core mission in mind, BloomBoard has evolved to a platform for professional learning with purpose via micro-credentials.