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Our Team

You Want the Best Education Consultants for Your School.

The Room to Discover team are among the best education consultants in the business. We can support your school through all phases of transformative growth. From half-day workshops to year-long engagements, we provide the support that will help your teachers grow and your students thrive.

Jeff Lisciandrello

M.S. Instructional Tech., NYIT
B.A. English, Williams College

Founder, Lead Consultant: Math and Education Technology

Jeff is a lifelong educator who specializes in student-centered and authentic learning. Over a decade of classroom experience has taught him that students learn naturally when teachers create cultures of inquiry. He developed the 3-Bridges Design for Learning to support schools in exploring innovative practices within traditional school settings.

Jeff’s workshops and embedded coaching help teachers take an inquiry-based and personalized approach to instruction. He supports curriculum development and pedagogy in math, as well as EdTech integration and collaborative learning across subject areas.

Annette Bindert

C.A.S. Gifted Ed., Hunter College
M.S.Ed. Childhood Ed., Binghamton
B.S. Human Development, Binghamton

Lead Consultant: Literacy and Education Technology

Annette believes in a constructivist approach to learning. Her goal is to support educators in transforming their classrooms into learning spaces where students take an active role in constructing their knowledge, learning how to learn.

Annette’s career in education spans nearly a decade. In that time, she has taught middle school in Manhattan, helped found a gifted and talented school in Queens, and supported multiple schools as an instructional technology coach. From leading professional development workshops to school curriculum teams and reform initiatives, Annette is passionate about transforming education.

Becca Garrison

M.S.Ed. English Ed, CUNY
B.A. English, University of Virginia

Lead Consultant: Education Technology

After 10 years in education roles, including classroom teacher, instructional coach, and partnerships manager, Becca has found a variety of ways to channel her passion into action in order to support the development of all learners, no matter their age, role, background, or learning style.

She began her career teaching secondary English in schools across the South Bronx and Colorado, and in recent years has provided professional development to teachers across the country in pedagogically sound integration of instructional technology. Becca practices an empathetic approach to each project, focusing on the needs, dreams, and nuances of all stakeholders.

Kate E. O’Hara, Ph.D.

Ph.D. Urban Education, CUNY
M.A. English Ed, Teachers College
M.A. Philosophy, CUNY
B.A. Communication, UNH

Lead Consultant: Digital Literacy and Curriculum Design

With a background in urban education and instructional design, Kate works with educators to implement the effective use of technology, foster literacy development, and contextualize instruction.

She believes that students and teachers are co-creators of knowledge, with learning cultivated by inquiry and discourse. Kate supports pedagogies grounded in socially just practices, and is dedicated to the creation of positive and participatory learning environments.

Our coach took the time to get to know each of our personalities and teaching styles – I felt supported and not judged.

Veronica V

Elementary Math Teacher