DC Inno talks with Kai-leé Berke about her journey from teacher to CEO, and Teaching Strategies’ transition into EdTech.
BETHESDA, Md. (2016)
What Kai-lée Berke is most excited about is finding innovating ways to educate students in their early childhood years.
She stumbled into edtech accidentally. She lived and taught in Hawaii for a little bit, and when she made the decision to move to the East Coast, she had a few job offers to consider. That’s when she reached out to Teaching Strategies to see if they could offer some friendly job advice. Little did she know she would be offered a job at Teaching Strategies in that same meeting.
That was a little over a decade ago, and now Berke is the CEO of the early childhood edtech company in D.C. During her time there, Berke has seen the company’s definition of innovative evolve and adapt. Now instead of considering itself a publishing company, Teaching Strategies is an edtech company, through and through.