The Family Learning Team
The Family Learning Company Team is comprised of highly experienced figures in education and technology: Kevin Howell, emphasizing inclusive education; Dr. Edward Peña, dedicated to equity initiatives and sustainable education; Jon Bower, with extensive leadership in various educational platforms worldwide; and Dr. Peter Dublin, a veteran in educational software. Their backgrounds span executive roles, technology innovation, diverse educational engagements, and curriculum development. Together, they signify a rich pool of expertise focused on achieving equitable, sustainable, and effective education through technology and inclusive strategies, aiming to enhance learning outcomes for all students.
Jon Bower has been CEO of Lexia Learning Systems and Soliloquy Learning in reading software, it’s learning US in technology platforms, Young Broadcasters of America in oral language training, Avant Assessment in language assessment and Formativity in teacher training. He has worked in Nigeria, China, England, New Zealand, Australia, Nepal and Malaysia. Jon holds a BA in Development Process from Stanford where he participated in the International Development Education program (SIDEC), and an MBA from Harvard. He and Peter have worked together on and off since 2005, and he is also Curriculum Director for EdVigor, Inc. performing teacher training in Nigeria. He has twice served as a member of the Board of Directors of Learning Disabilities Worldwide.
Dr. Peter Dublin holds a doctorate in Education, and has taught kindergarten, junior and senior high school, and graduate school. He has been developing educational software for over forty years, starting with the best-selling Bank Street Writer, which sold over 1,000,000 copies. Peter has consulted with the Ministries of Education in Botswana and South Africa on curriculum and technology innovation. Peter has authored more than twenty textbooks and hundreds of software titles, including fifteen apps in the Apple App Store. He is the designer of the Family Learning Company platform to deliver effective shared learning experiences. He was the publisher of the original “Classroom Computer News” (Now “Technology and Learning”).