Mary Jo writes, edits, and heads up the Instruct newsletter for EdSurge. Previously, she taught middle school math/science with Teach for America (Houston corps '09), KIPP Houston, and the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at St. Cyril of Jerusalem School, where she also served as an administrator, curriculum coordinator, and decathlon coach. Following her years teaching, she worked on the ScratchED team at the MIT Media Lab, and served as an Education Entrepreneurship Fellow at the Harvard University Innovation Lab while piloting an educational media start-up.
Mary Jo has an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Northwestern University. In her spare time, Mary Jo is an avid visual artist, marathon runner, and plays a Bill Nye-esque character for her web series, codenamed Dr. MADD.