Founded in 2014, Mathkind was established to create summer travel opportunities for US teachers to support their peers in developing countries. Since then, we have grown from a small group of committed educators to a global network of researchers and local leaders collaborating year-round to transform mathematics instruction through high-quality, grassroots programs.
Today, we work directly with educators and in partnership with schools that are committed to providing a high-quality education but face systemic barriers.
Our professional development programs empower local teachers with evidence-based best practices. Teachers learn new strategies at our workshops and are supported by local Mathkind team members to apply them in their classrooms. Graduates of Mathkind programs develop into leaders who coach their colleagues. This learn—apply—lead approach articulates a clear, measurable path to generating student outcomes in critical thinking and problem-solving.
The power of Mathkind’s model comes from an expert network of world-renowned mathematics educators. We’re an innovative nonprofit with the expertise of an established research institution. By building collaborative partnerships between expert coaches and local teachers, classrooms are transformed and student learning deepens.
The point in your life when everything changes can arrive like a typhoon or a gentle breeze. Sometimes only in hindsight can you isolate the exact moment your path veered off the path you expected.
For Dr. Chadd McGlone, that moment arrived during an altogether mundane conversation with his daughter about her college search. As they discussed her dreams of travel, Chadd remembered an invitation extended to him by a math education colleague.
Fast forward to find Chadd and Charlotte spending two weeks at an elementary school in a remote mountain village in Guatemala. The teachers and students there were so excited about learning that Chadd began to envision how he could continue this work in other vulnerable communities. After consulting with nonprofit education experts, he created Teachers2Teachers Global—now known as Mathkind—just a few months later.
Since then, Mathkind has established itself as a social impact organization that works in partnership with teachers by providing professional development programs — based on the belief that math education creates a more equitable world. As the movement grew, Chadd left his job teaching middle school to provide full-time leadership. His wife, Jenny, joined him soon after, overseeing communications.
We use evidence-based strategies to drive lasting change.
We believe in the ability to strengthen communities through education.
We work directly with education professionals to attain their goals.