Our Leadership Team

The Teaching Strategies leadership team consists of a diverse group of professionals with expertise in education, business, customer support, and software development and design. They each share a passion for supporting educators as they teach children to become creative, confident thinkers.

Kai-leé Berke

Chief Executive Officer

Kai-leé is the CEO of Teaching Strategies, the leading provider of early childhood solutions for programs serving children from birth through third grade. She is a lifelong early childhood educator, having taught and cared for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners in public, private, and Department of Defense programs.

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Ashley Mathis


Ashley is responsible for advancing Teaching Strategies’ mission to provide high quality curriculum and assessment resources for children across the birth to third grade continuum.

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Tia Kaul Disick

Chief Marketing Officer

Tia oversees the Marketing, Communications, Brand, and Creative Services teams at Teaching Strategies, ensuring alignment of each department’s functions to the company’s mission, vision, and “voice.”

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Jonah Stuart

Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations

Jonah brings a wealth of public policy knowledge and expertise to Teaching Strategies, where he leads the company’s federal and state policy and advocacy agenda and supports state-level partnerships.

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Karen Heppler

Chief Business Officer

Karen brings decades of expertise in operations to her work as the leader of Teaching Strategies’ internal business operations teams, which include sales and revenue operations, IT, and corporate data security and privacy.

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Dr. Vincent J. Costanza

Chief Academic Officer

Vincent leads company initiatives toward building a systemic approach to research, professional development, formative assessment, and curricular support throughout the B-3rd continuum.

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Peter Hobert

Chief Customer Officer

Peter brings decades of experience in the educational technology sector to Teaching Strategies, having worked as a consultant in the industry for many years before joining the company in 2015.

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