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 proven successful as a world leader in Montessori online record keeping. The Montessori community has embraced it, and has in turn taught us what it needs to do. Transparent Classroom continues to learn and grow every day.

Liz Strong

Executive Director

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

Andrew Smith

Software Engineer

Andrew loves bringing a positive impact to communities and families as a software developer for Transparent Classroom since 2016. In his spare time, he travels around the world teaching social dance and software engineering.

Brian Scoles

Software Engineer

Brian was a public school administrator long before he ever learned to code, and is thrilled to return to the field of education as a programmer. He also enjoys getting out on wilderness trips, playing with his adorable nephews, and reading sci-fi.

Chloe Fritz

Customer Advocate

Chloe has worked in public and private Montessori schools, including leading a 6-12 community. She is delighted to connect schools with the benefits Transparent Classroom has to offer.

Damien Burke

Software Engineer

Damien has been building software on the Internet since 1999. He is a former professional poker player and a theatre, commercial, television, and film actor.

Juan Carlos Dominguez

Customer Advocate

Juan Carlos has worked as a Primary guide and is passionate about making Montessori education accessible to children of all backgrounds. They enjoy backpacking, running, and cooking.

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.

Sara Dwyer

Operations Lead

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.

Jeremy Lightsmith


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


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