Tch Management Team

George Lichter is CEO, having stepped into that role from the Board of Directors of Teaching Channel. An education and technology-oriented entrepreneur and public market CEO, George was previously COO/CPO of Apollo Lightspeed, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, which launched advanced curriculum and platforms; Head of the School of Continuing Education at University of Phoenix, including a portfolio of programs for teacher continuing education; CEO of Ask Jeeves UK and President of International; CEO of Infosearch Media; Co-CEO of Yogaworks; SVP of Vivendi Interactive; SVP of Knowledge Adventure; and has served as a special advisor to Stanford University Graduate School of Education, IDEO U, and others. George holds a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. from U.C.L.A.

Scott Brogi is VP of Finance and Operations and has been CFO or COO for public and private technology companies for more than a decade, focusing on Edtech for companies like children’s educational software leader JumpStart Games, Apollo Lightspeed, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, and the School of Continuing Education at University of Phoenix. Prior to that, Scott was VP of Finance and Development for venture-backed companies, including Pictage and AccentCare, where he helped raise both startup and growth capital, led organic business expansion, and executed M&A transactions. Scott earned a B.S. in Finance from Syracuse University, an M.S. in Finance from Loyola College, and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Finance from The Anderson School at UCLA.

Eileen Joseph is VP of Development. In her role, she oversees Teaching Channel’s outreach strategy and all programs involving fundraising and strategic partnerships. Before joining Tch, Eileen served as Director of Advancement for Strategic Initiatives at Cal Poly State University and as a fellow at the Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium. Previous positions include President and Founder of Full Circle Impact and Executive Director of the Darien United Way in Connecticut. Eileen holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Virginia, a Master’s in Architecture from the California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, and an undergraduate degree from Bucknell University.

Tom McCarty is VP of Sales and Marketing, and has been SVP of Strategy and Product Marketing for University of Phoenix, transforming education's largest internet advertising program through groundbreaking work in marketing analytics, predictive modeling, segmentation program planning, and development and pricing. Prior to Apollo, Tom was the GM of the education business at Aptimus, a top education lead platform. Previously, Tom led successful internet and direct marketing businesses, including sales management. Tom holds a MBA from San Francisco State University and a B.A. from University of California at Berkeley.

Paul Teske is Senior Director, Engagement Services. In this role, he guides state, district, and school partners throughout the U.S. in implementing and using Teaching Channel Teams in relevant and impactful ways. His team envisions the educational direction of professional learning, and supplies guidance to the Teams platform. Prior to joining Tch, Paul served as the Director of School Partnerships at Educurious. He was also the educational technology instructor at the University of Washington’s teacher education program, the K-8 Program Manager for Technology Access Foundation, and an R&D Specialist for Renaissance Learning. He started his career as an English teacher. Paul holds a PhD in Education from the University of Washington, a certificate in post-secondary teaching, a Master’s in English from the University of St. Thomas, and a B.A. from St. Cloud State University.

Paul Oh is Senior Director, TeachingChannel.org, and oversees editorial content on the Teaching Channel website and the organization's social media channels. A former classroom teacher, Paul has been involved in teacher professional learning efforts in one capacity or another for more than a decade. Prior to Teaching Channel, Paul was a Senior Program Associate for the National Writing Project, where he helped oversee digital literacy programs and initiatives. Paul has presented at numerous education conferences, has written for publications such as Edutopia and School Library Journal, and has a chapter in the recently published Makeology. Paul holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and a certificate in elementary education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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