Our Vision

Empowering ALL students to flourish as self-directed learners

Our Mission

Leveraging robust research to develop cutting-edge, technology-rich, learning solutions that release students’ inner purpose and strengths, positioning them for success.

Our Learners

MARIO learners are self-aware and reflective; respectful and compassionate. They embrace diversity and challenge inequity. They understand the ways they learn best, demonstrating resilience and commitment when faced with challenges. MARIO learners are primed to flourish and empowered to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

The MARIO Movement

The MARIO Movement began with one educator, Philip Bowman, who was uniquely committed to improving learner outcomes. Philip created the MARIO Approach and Framework, and the results for learners were remarkable. Now, there are MARIO Educators in over 15 countries who are empowering students with a sustainable personalized learning approach.

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Our Team

Philip Bowman

Philip Bowman

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Greaeme Scott

Graeme Scott

Executive Chairperson

Jess Hess

Jessica Hess

Chief Operating Officer

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Christopher Bell

Chief Technology Officer

Emmy Thamakaison

Emmy Thamakaison

Marketing Director

Matt Barker

Matt Barker

Educational UX Designer

Erin Madonna

Erin Madonna

Curriculum Designer

Ayla Reau

Ayla Reau

Curriculum Designer

Taryn McBrayne

Taryn McBrayne

Curriculum Designer

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Listening

We believe students should do more talking and teachers should do more listening.

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Researching

Effective educators prioritize the identification and implementation of the best practices in learning and teaching.

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Measuring

Meaningfully measure your impact and gain insights to improve your teaching.

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Creating Partnerships

We focus on building the best relationships possible, both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Empowering

Change is more meaningful when it comes from within.

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Setting High Expectations

Setting high expectations is a critical first step to achieving remarkable results.

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Being Flexible

Flexible structures and approaches are paramount when serving diverse needs.

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Innovating

We are always improving our framework and finding new ways to increase our impact.

MARIO Educational Advisory Council

Led by Philip Bowman, we are a team of over fifteen special educators that are always reviewing the best research and evolving our framework as a result. Researchers and thought leaders guide our work, but we take pride in being teachers and administrators that are on the ground at the intersection of theory and practice.

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Special Advisors

Gautam Patel

Gautam Patel

Strategic Leadership
Managing Director of Tarsadia Investments
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Katie Novak

Katie Novak, Ed.D

Education (UDL)
Founder and CEO of Novak Education
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Kristin Simmers

Kristin Simmers

Education (MBE)
Educational Psychology PhD Candidate at UConn
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Keith Collins

Keith Collins, Ed.D

Education
Director of Student Services at International School Bangkok
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Cindy Warner-Dobrowski

Cindy Warner-Dobrowski

Education
Director of Student Services at American School Dubai
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Angelique Wynkoop

Angelique Wynkoop

Education
Learning Specialist at Culpepper County Public Schools
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Susan Campbell

Susan Campbell

Education
Elementary School Principal at Yowell Elementary School
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Akshay Patel

Akshay Patel

Software Development
Senior Software Engineer at Facebook
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Mary Cunney

Mary Cunney

Marketing
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at Nanotronics
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Sunil Patel

Sunil Patel

Legal
Legal Counsel at Facebook
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Our Partners

The following organizations support our mission to empower and connect exceptional learners, educators, family members, and school administrators.

A MARIO Educator at Your School

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Administrators

Increase collective teacher-efficacy in your school as MARIO Educators implement and share their professional learning initatives.

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Educators

Take your craft to the next level and learn how to build classes that really deliver an effective personalized learning experience.

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Parents

Your child will benefit from an evidence-based approach that results in better academic outcomes now and increased learning skills in the futue.

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Join the MARIO Family

We are a dedicated group of learners that are constantly seeking to improve the lives of the children we care for. Whether you are a teacher, parent, assistant, or administrator, we give you free access to the most recent special education related research and practices available. Our twice monthly MARIO Memo summarizes and shares studies from peer-reviewed journals, while our learning letters provide insights from MARIO classrooms.

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Join the MARIO Family

We are a dedicated group of learners that are constantly seeking to improve the lives of the children we care for. Whether you are a teacher, parent, assistant, or administrator, we give you free access to the most recent special education related research and practices available. Our twice monthly MARIO Memo summarizes and shares studies from peer-reviewed journals, while our learning letters provide insights from MARIO classrooms.

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