About Ready4K

Ready4K was founded by Ben York, an educational researcher with a passion for providing helpful information to all parents. The program builds on several years of research that he conducted at Stanford University. The mission of Ready4K is to leverage the ubiquity and powerful simplicity of text messaging to improve the lives of all parents and children.

Ben York

Ben York

Ben is the Founder of Ready4K and the CEO of ParentPowered Public Benefit Corporation, which administers Ready4K. Prior to starting ParentPowered, Ben was the founding Executive Director of CEPA Labs at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education. At Stanford, he spent nearly a decade researching technological innovations in education. Outside of educational research, Ben's professional experience spans the fields of finance, philanthropy, and public education. He has a B.A. in economics from the University of Colorado, summa cum laude, as well as an M.A. in political science and a Ph.D. in education from Stanford.

Tiffany Graham

Tiffany Graham

Tiffany is the Chief Operating Officer of ParentPowered Technologies Public Benefit Corporation, which administers Ready4K. She has gained a range of experience in both the private sector and public education, most recently as the Director of Operations of Fulton County Schools in Atlanta, GA. Tiffany is passionate about working with schools, districts and other education organizations to leverage technology for the benefit of students and their families. She holds a B.A. in political science from Yale College, an M.B.A. from Emory University - Goizueta, and an M.A. in educational leadership from the Broad Center.

Jon Witort

Jon Witort

Jon is the CTO of ParentPowered. A lifelong lover of technology, Jon spent his early career helping to build the mobile Internet, and most recently worked at Jawbone as a Software Architect helping people to take control of their fitness and health through award-winning wearable technology. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley, and in his free time he loves bicycling the beautiful hills of the East Bay, playing chess, and teaching his 6th grader to write his own iPhone game.

Rebecca Honig

Rebecca Honig

Rebecca is the Director of Content at ParentPowered. She is a curriculum specialist who has spent the past ten years working in educational publishing, children's television, and on digital learning resources. Rebecca has authored numerous curricula, parent guides, and children's storybooks for Sesame Workshop, Scholastic, Disney, Compass Learning, PBS, WGBH, HITN, Nickelodeon, Mo Willems, and The Norman Rockwell Museum. She has also served as a Curriculum and Content Specialist for Sesame Street and spent ten years teaching in public, private, and after school programs. Rebecca has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street and has three young children who keep her current on all things related to kids and parents.

Kiya Mirmozaffari

Kiya Mirmozaffari

Kiya is the Operations Manager at ParentPowered, playing an integral role in all aspects of the organization’s work. He is passionate about facilitating collaboration and developing partnerships to better serve all families. Previously, Kiya worked in network development and education technology at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He also has experience in educational research and was a Team Leader and Mentor with America Reads / America Counts. Kiya holds a B.A. in political science and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park. In his free time, he writes songs and poems, Salsa dances, and teaches himself programming languages.

Susanna Loeb

Susanna Loeb

Susanna is an Academic Advisor of Ready4K and the Barnett Family Professor of Education at Stanford University. She is also director of CEPA Labs, co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education, a member of the National Board for Education Sciences, and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. She holds a doctorate in economics and a master of public policy from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s in political science and civil engineering from Stanford. Susanna specializes in education policy with expertise in early childhood and K-12 education. Her recent research focuses on supporting parents and teachers to improve educational opportunities for students.

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