Our Team

Timeri Tolnay

CEO

As a career educator, Timeri became an edupreneur in 2008 to help start a curriculum and professional development company which she launched, grew and exited from in 2014. In 2019 she launched EdCuration to bring a match-making marketplace to the education industry to help educators more easily identify the high-quality instructional resources that they need, and to get better learning materials into classrooms, faster.

Olivier D'Arceaux

Tech Co-Founder

Olivier D’Arceaux is the Founder and President of Spark One Inc, a multidisciplinary firm offering full service web consulting, design & development. With close to 25 years experience, Olivier has personally built, and overseen the deployment of hundreds of successful web projects. With a unique set of skills that span design, new media technology and project management, he currently specializes in providing strategic guidance and development for B2B and consumer web platforms.

René Islas

Chief Learning Officer

Dedicating his life to improving teaching and learning for the most vulnerable students, Rene worked in the public and private sectors as a nationally recognized change leader. He developed a successful school improvement practice, created EdTech solutions for instructional coaching, and built sound policies guiding education in the U.S. and across the globe.

Kristi Hemingway

Director of Programs

After serving many years as an elementary and secondary teacher, Kristi transitioned to the role of instructional coach and professional developer, working with teachers to improve literacy practices and helping districts across the country implement new curriculum and instructional strategies. She is a journalist whose writing can be found in local and national publications, and has worked internationally to develop and deliver trainings, workshops and instruction for a wide variety of audiences and institutions. Using her communications background, she’s happy to be leading EdCuration's podcast - Where We Reshape Learning, and spearheading Explorations and #EdTrustees.

Kit Ward

Account Executive

Kit is a sales professional working with education technology companies to expand their impact and reach more students and educators. Having spent the last six years working in International Education, Kit worked directly with Higher Education institutions and lived in Germany supporting the U.S. Department of Defense. He has a passion for Behavioral Economics and loves learning about psychological drives and how people react to internal and external forces. On weekends you can find Kit lost in the mountains or riding his bicycle around Denver.

Kaiya Bush

Customer Success Partner

Kaiya is an experienced customer service professional with 10 years experience who is driven by the desire to provide joy and support while helping others find meaningful solutions. Her travels and passion have led her to EdCuration as she believes education can dramatically change a child's life. She has a love for the mountains and can be found paddleboarding, hiking, and birdwatching.

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