Our Management Team
Dan Feshbach, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board
Mr. Dan Feshbach is a Co-founder of TeachTown, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Feshbach founded LoanPerformance, Inc. in 1983 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer. He was responsible for the LoanPerformance's strategic vision, growth, organizational development, and financial results. He has over eighteen years of experience in mortgage database development, predictive modeling, software development and the sales and marketing of information services to the mortgage industry. He co-founded Animated Speech Corporation and served as its Chairman. Mr. Feshbach is quoted regularly in the press, has authored a number of articles for industry publications, and speaks frequently at industry conferences. His work has earned him several recognitions including the 2008 MBIT (Mortgage Banking Information Technology) All Star award and a cover in Business 2.0​'​s What works Doing Good. He serves as Chairman of the Board for TeachTown, Inc. He holds Masters Degrees in City and Regional Planning and Health Services from the University of California, Berkeley, with a specialty in quantitative research methods.


David Cappellucci, President and CEO
Mr. Cappellucci currently serves as President & CEO of Jigsaw Learning – the parent company of Teachtown. Mr. Cappellucci has close to 35 years of education industry experience across a wide range of companies and product and service offerings. Previously Mr. Cappellucci was CEO of Cambium Learning Group – a leading provider of intervention programs and services to the special needs market – a company he founded in 2002. Mr. Cappellucci served as CEO of Classwell Learning Group, which he founded in 2000. Prior to Classwell, Mr. Cappellucci held a number of senior management positions at Houghton Mifflin Company and Simon & Schuster’s Elementary Education Group. Mr. Cappellucci has an MBA from Babson College and a BA in Economics from Boston College.


Wayne Hilley, Senior Vice President - Sales
Mr. Hilley is a senior leader within the education industry with over 23 years of experience working with public school districts. Mr. Hilley’s background includes broad experience in all phases of educational publishing and software, including textbooks, intervention, alternative education, GED preparation, special/exceptional education and test preparation/assessments. Mr. Hilley is a proven builder of leading sales and marketing organizations having led sales organizations from $13M to $100M+. In 2010, Mr. Hilley led the integration of the Sopris West and Voyager sales teams after the merger of Cambium Learning and Voyager Learning. Prior to that, he led sales teams at Voyager Learning and Holt, Rinehart and Winston Publishers. Mr. Hilley holds a BA in Political Science from The University of Alabama.


Laurie Burke, Vice President of Marketing
Ms. Burke has over 25 years of educational publishing and technology marketing management experience. She has worked in a variety of senior management positions for companies including Houghton Mifflin Company, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan. In 2000, Ms. Burke co-founded Classwell Learning Group creating a leading brand in the online preK-12 industry. Prior to joining TeachTown, Ms. Burke was Vice President of Marketing for Cambium Learning Group leading the Product Management, Contracts and Bids and Marketing teams for the company including the divisions of Voyager and Sopris West. Ms. Burke has an MBA from Babson College and a BA from Colgate University.


Michael Hernandez, Vice President of Production
Mr. Hernandez has over 20 years of experience in both online and print media as a manager, producer and designer. He worked at Disney for 10 years developing content, games and sales collateral for domestic and worldwide markets for such properties as Disney/Pixar Cars Online, Pirates of the Caribbean, Disney’s Magic English and a variety of animated feature films. As international liaison, he worked directly with Disney teams in Japan, Europe, China and South America managing production and content distribution. He joined TeachTown in October 2009 as Vice President of Production overseeing all creative design and production of digital, print and animation projects. Michael received his BA in Industrial Design and Graphic design from California State University, Northridge.


Kim Johnson, Vice President of Operations
Ms. Johnson has spent over 17 years in the education industry. She has held a number of management positions for companies at the start up stage to companies with annual revenues of $200M. Prior to joining TeachTown, Ms. Johnson spent 5 years with Cambium Learning Group as Vice President of Operations where she was responsible for the Customer Service, Purchasing, Planning and Distribution.. Ms Johnson spent 8 years as Chief Administrative and Operating Officer with Kurzweil Educational Systems, a company focused on students and individuals with learning and reading disabilities. Ms. Johnson received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts in 1987.


Kevin MacDonald, Chief Technology Officer
Mr. MacDonald has been developing software for the past 20 years, predominantly in the web services sphere. Since 2005 the majority of his time has been focused on developing educational software for TeachTown, where he has assembled and led teams to build out the company's products on multiple devices and platforms. Before coming to TeachTown he headed up software development for the online Search features of an enterprise knowledge management system (askme.com), and helped to develop sophisticated engineering applications for a major manufacturing firm (Canam Group). He holds a Bachelor of Technology from Ryerson University and a Professional Engineer's designation.


Dr. Jodie Simon, Director of Program Research
Jodie Simon, Ph.D., currently serves as the Director of Program Research at TeachTown. Dr. Simon has been researching and evaluating new and existing educational programs and services in public school settings for the past 16 years. She received her doctorate degree in the area of cognitive neuropsychology at the University of Denver and received a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in cognitive neuroscience. She designed and conducted the language assessment component on the “Neurocognitive, Physical, and Emotional Phenotype of Females with Fragile X Syndrome Study” with Drs. Randi Hagerman and Bruce Pennington at The Children’s Hospital. Subsequently, she was Principal Investigator of “Analyzing the Language Profile in Fragile X Syndrome and Autism Study”, a nationally funded grant. Her career in research psychology has focused on characterizing the cognitive processes that underlie language and social communication behaviors in developmental disorders. She has extensive experience in neuropsychological assessment and diagnosis with both children and adults. Prior to joining TeachTown, Dr. Simon worked at the Cambium Learning Group for 10 years where she developed educational program assessment systems and was co-investigator for “Colleague in the Classroom” and evaluator for “Language Essentials for Teaching Reading and Spelling”, two nationally funded research and development projects.


Julie Sherwood, Editorial Director
Ms. Sherwood is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who specializes in students who have autism and developmental disabilities. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of special education as an educator, behavior analyst, and curriculum developer. Ms. Sherwood taught students who had autism and multiple disabilities at the elementary and middle school level in a public school setting. She was also a behavior analyst for a public school district, specializing in behavioral interventions for students with autism and moderate to severe disabilities. Ms. Sherwood earned a Master of Arts degree in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis from The Ohio State University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and holds 2 special education certifications: Mild-Moderate Disabilities and Moderate-Intensive/Severe Disabilities. Ms. Sherwood has also authored research articles that have been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities.


Caitlin Marks, Editorial Director
Ms. Marks is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and former classroom teacher who has worked with primarily early childhood and elementary-aged students. Her past students and clients have ranged greatly in diagnosis and abilities, from students with autism, intellectual disabilities, and/or developmental delays to students with high incidence disabilities, such as ADHD and Specific Learning Disabilities. She has over 12 years of experience in the field of special education as an educator, behavior analyst, and curriculum developer. Ms. Marks previously taught in both self-contained special education classrooms and in an inclusion-based special education model. She has also worked as a home-, school-, and community-based BCBA serving students with autism. Ms. Marks earned her BS (Early Childhood Special Education) and MEd (Comprehensive Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis) from Vanderbilt University. She currently holds teaching certifications in Special Education for PreK through transition-aged populations. Ms. Marks has co-authored research and practice articles that have been published in the following peer-reviewed journals: Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities and Teaching Exceptional Children.