The Drop the Chalk Mission
If you believe…
technology can be used to dramatically improve education,
all children deserve an excellent education, regardless of their background,
software development can be more than just writing lines of code,
…This is an exciting and rare opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a company that is transforming the education industry.
Drop the Chalk is a hosted data management solution for schools. Our software tracks and analyzes academic and behavioral trends throughout a school, flagging which students need additional support and helping teachers to become "data-driven," not "data-drowning.: To do this effectively, the software is intuitive, efficient, and molded to fit a school’s systems and culture.
Jen Schnidman, the founder of Drop the Chalk, was a software programmer and classroom teacher. Frustrated by the limitations of existing products, the founder left the classroom to design her own platform, which was quickly adopted by her former colleagues. She leads a staff of hungry, excited programmers ready to move the needle on education reform!
Life at Drop the Chalk
We are in an old warehouse in the heart of New Orleans--join us, or work from anywhere in the US!
The ideal applicant will have the following traits:
Embraces change and new circumstances with enthusiasm and as an opportunity rather than as a burden
Constantly seeks innovative ways to use technology to solve problems
Possesses a thirst for new technical knowledge
Strong time management and organizational skills
Handles multiple tasks, prioritizes work, and drives projects to completion on time
Proactive problem-solver and question-asker
Fanatic about understanding the user’s needs at all stages of development cycle
Works independently with a sense of urgency and thrives in a fast-paced environment
Prior K-12 teaching experience a huge plus