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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Leslie Collins

Chief Financial Officer

Leslie brings more than 35 years of experience and expertise to her work at Teaching Strategies, primarily within the Washington, D.C.-area high-tech community.  

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David Ashman

Chief Technology Officer

David is an expert in education technology who has held management and technical leadership positions at a variety of organizations throughout his career.

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Tia Kaul Disick

Chief Content Officer

Tia is responsible for driving communication, collaboration, and alignment to facilitate and accomplish the goals of the CEO and the senior leadership team.

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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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Peter Hobert

Senior Vice President of Customer Success

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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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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