The Team

Mark is the co-founder of Edhype, in addition to founding Method Schools and SmartFox. He has been working in the marketing and finance areas of K-12 education for two decades, including experience leading teams at charter schools, a school district, and a K-12 industry corporation. He holds a B.S. in Business from Utah Valley University and an MBA from Brigham Young University. In his spare time he’s usually on his mountain bike.
Jessica holds deep origins from a Southern California working class family of seven upbringing. Her experience includes experience working for small and large charter schools, in K-12 curriculum sales, and as a founder of Method, a successful network of charter schools, and SmartFox, a fully-integrated SIS, LMS, and online K-12 curriculum platform. With more than 20 years of experience in the non-traditional K-12 space, Jessica has encountered change, and resistance to change, for her entire career. She's made breaking down barriers to change a primary focus in her career, and is currently writing her second management book. Jessica holds a BA degree from Cal State Northridge, a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Cal State San Marcos, and a PhD in Curriculum from New Mexico State University.
Starting with Method Schools at its launch, Jade is the Director of Schools. She has worked in education since 2007 both in traditional classrooms and as an independent study teacher and school leader. Born into a family immigrating from the Philippines and a world traveler herself, Jade is passionate about the doors that education opens for students knowing how much the world opened from her own education and inspired by providing equitable access to education for all students. Jade graduated from UC San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts in Literatures in English and earned her Master’s degree in Teaching from National University with a specialization in Teaching and Learning in a Global Society. When she’s not working with Method teachers and students, she’s usually plotting her next travel adventure.