About Us

We started Transparent Classroom in early 2012 to serve a Montessori school Jeremy and Karissa had just opened in Seattle. Our goal at the time was to make record keeping easy and fun...and as long as we were doing that, why not share it with parents too. Our teachers and parents loved it, and by the start of 2015, we had 20 other schools using it.

Today, our little experiment has proved successful. The Montessori community has embraced it, and in turn continues to teach us what it needs to do. Transparent Classroom continues to learn and grow.


Jeremy Lightsmith

Founder, Developer

Jeremy created Transparent Classroom to make your life better. After spending most of his career as a developer and consultant, he is overjoyed to bring that skillset to the classroom!

@lightsmith - jeremy@transparentclassroom.com


Sara Dwyer

Customer Advocate

Sara has worked as a reading specialist and classroom assistant and is passionate about education. She loves helping people gain a deeper understanding of the workings of Transparent Classroom.


Izzy Zimmerman

Customer Advocate

Izzy is interested in how to cultivate freedom through education and in creating a world where work and play are synonymous. Ella también habla español.


Liz Strong

Customer Advocate

Liz is the newest member of the Transparent Classroom team. She is AMI trained and has taught at both the primary and adolescent levels. Liz is excited to work with Montessorians around the world while combining her passion for education and technology.


Katrina Kujawa

Customer Advocate

Katrina is the go to person for demos and training with Transparent Classroom. She is an AMI trained Primary Guide and loves teaching music at Lighthouse Montessori School.



Andrew Smith

Software Developer

Andrew loves bringing a positive impact to communities and families as a software developer for Transparent Classroom. In his spare time, he travels around the world teaching social dance.


Nathan Stell

Customer Advocate

Nathan has worked as a teacher for the past 8 years. He loves creating spaces for learning and is excited to be a part of bringing Transparent Classroom into the lives of so many teachers.


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