Key Individuals

These people have helped make the MARIO Framework more meaningful.

The following people have been generous with their time and expertise. They have helped us grow in significant ways during the early stages of our mission. 

Chris Bell

Chris Bell

Software & Tech Consultant

Anatole Colevas

Anatole Colevas

Marketing Lead

Taryn McBrayne

Taryn McBrayne

Self-Directed Learning

We are currently bringing together remarkable leaders from different disciplines to form a Board of Advisors to help take our work to the next level.

We 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 full-time teachers and administrators that are on the ground at the intersection of theory and practice.

What We Prioritize


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


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


We meaningfully measure our impact and help other educators do so too.

Creating Partnerships

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

Giving Ownership

We understand that change is more meaningful when it comes from within.

Setting High Expectations

We know that setting high expectations is a critical first step to achieving remarkable results.

Being Flexible

We serve diverse needs and recognize the importance of flexible structures and approaches.


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

Empowering learners one individual at a time.

The one-to-one sessions allow for an opening of another perspective into what you are currently going through in life and it really helps.
MARIO Learner

My students have made even more progress and showed greater engagement with their learning. Students have commented that they wish all their teachers could give them a similar structure. Also, the framework provides the often-required data to show student progress, particularly to management and external agencies.
Frankie Garbutt

Special Educator and Coordinator, St. George’s The British International School Munich

I am so thankful! I wouldn’t be the self-reflective person I am today if it wasn’t for my MARIO class.
MARIO Learner

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