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About 11trees

11trees helps individuals and organizations scale 1-to-1 engagement through more articulate, impactful, and efficient communication.

We make creating feedback faster, more valuable, and support students by streamlining access to key academic, motivational, and skill-building resources.

We build our solutions to work hand-in-hand with the tools already in use: Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Canvas, Blackboard, Schoology, LinkedIn.

Team:

Andrew McCann

Founder

About Andrew

Andrew is an engineer by training. Early in his career he worked for GE building diesel engines and steam turbines. He left the big company thing for graduate school – in English Lit and Creative Writing.

He taught engineering design and writing at Drexel University for 10 years.

In 2006 he founded Waypoint Outcomes, an early innovator in competency-based assessment. He bootstrapped the company, growing to support a diverse set of K12 and higher education institutions across the world. In 2009 Waypoint Outcomes was acquired by Bridgepoint Education (NYSE: BPI).

Andrew ran the prepU adaptive learning business unit of Macmillan Learning which was acquired by Wolters Kluwer in 2016.

11trees is his baby. He is code whisperer, client earner, support guru, and overall strategist while 11trees incubates some big ideas about student success and refines its MVPs. He lives in Texas with his wife, daughters, and three scrappy dogs.

Alan Brooks

Managing Editor

About Alan

Alan is a high school language arts teacher with writing experience in journalism, blogging, technical writing, legal writing, and fiction. While writing isn’t his first career (he joined the Marine Corps out of high school and has also been a law enforcement officer and a military contractor), his literary roots run deep. His first short story was published while he was a junior in high school. These days, when he isn’t writing or grading papers, he enjoys traveling with his wife, reading, gardening, tinkering with various bits of tech, and playing guitar.

Tyler Wenzel

Product Specialist

About Tyler

With over a decade of experience in the education and technology fields, Tyler holds MCTS and TESOL/TEFL certifications in addition to being bilingual. He currently teaches English from his home base in Costa Rica. He met 11trees as a teacher using Annotate PRO and saw such potential that he wanted to get involved. His goal is to bring better feedback and engagement strategies to both traditional and non-traditional education. His interests include linguistics, history, photography, good food, and craft beer.

Contributing Editors:

11trees authors its own content but also partners with leading educators to create solutions across multiple disciplines. Learn how you can become a contributing author.

Mitch Nathanson

Contributor – Legal Writing
Professor, Villanova University Law School

Mindy Sloan, Ph.D.

Contributor – Student Success

Bob Finegan

Contributor – Professional Writing

Professor, Composition Drexel University

About Mitch

Mitch Nathanson received his JD from the Georgetown University Law Center and his BA from Tulane University. He is the editor and champion of the Annotate PRO Legal Writing Edition Library which includes over 300 pre-written comments designed to help first-year legal writing professors create better feedback, faster. Read his take on Annotate PRO LWE here.

A Professor of Law at Villanova University, Professor Nathanson’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of sports, law, and society. In 2013 his article, “Who Exempted Baseball, Anyway?: The Curious Development of the Antitrust Exemption that Never Was,” appeared in the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and won the 2013 McFarland-SABR award. His most recent book, the biography, God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen, was published in March, 2016 by the University of Pennsylvania Press and was a finalist for the 2017 Seymour Medal, which honors the best baseball biographies of the year. He is currently working on a biography of former Yankee hurler and Ball Four author, Jim Bouton.

About Mindy

Mindy’s career focus has been on using education to make the world a better place. She has served learners of diversity in the Appalachian Mountains of Eastern Kentucky, California Youth Authority, PK-12 school districts, Ashford University, University of the Rockies, Brandman University, and Bradley University. As a faculty member and administrator, Mindy has pioneered several strategies to effectively engage at-risk learners, established an online Library, Writing Center, and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, provided 24/7 learning supports that increased student success, created predictive models to diagnose and prescribe specific interventions that improved student learning, and been elected as a faculty senator and faculty body President.

Her graduate degrees are in Educational & Counseling Psychology, and she is a licensed school psychologist, school administrator and special educator. Mindy is a lead reviewer for the Council for Exceptional Children, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, a member of site visit teams for the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools & Colleges, and on the Board of Institutional Reviewers for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

About Bob

Bob Finegan has been a professor of composition and literature at Drexel University since 1993. He has also taught workshops at the University of Pennsylvania Writers Conference and in the MFA Creative Writing program at Rosemont College.

Since 2012 Bob has served as a writing consultant at The Wharton School, where he helped to develop a graduate writing program and continues to coach MBA students. Since 2006 he has worked as a college essay coach at MJ Test Prep, helping students with admissions essays for undergrad applications, medical school, law school, and other graduate programs. Bob’s short stories have been published in The Sun, River Styx, The Antietam Review and other magazines, and he has received a literature fellowship from The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

He holds a B.A. in English and History from the University of Delaware, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Additionally, he holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was awarded a teaching fellowship.

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