Jane patterson, ED.D.
Chief Executive Officer
When I received the first edited draft of my doctoral dissertation there was more red ink on the paper than black. I’d been a fairly decent writer in high school and in college and I was an effective high school writing teacher but as I stood aghast at my draft, I felt as if I knew nothing about communicating my ideas. Once I shook off the embarrassment, I looked at my paper and had to agree with my advisor. “Let’s get back to basics,” I told myself. “You’re making convoluted that which should be simple.” Aha. That was it. Students and teachers struggle with complexity every day. Our job at Core Innovate is to find ways to simplify processes and amplify outcomes. Our first product, Mozi, is the embodiment of this idea.
chief operating officer
I have to admit, I wasn’t an engaged student in high school or in college. I sought to find relevance in the work but rarely did. I knew that if I became a teacher I would focus on connecting people to their sense of curiosity and help them shape their identities as learners. I ultimately became a highly successful teacher in South Los Angeles. I brought optimism and a forward-looking approach into my classes and helped students see the relevance learning had to leading a full life. My middle school students were on fire every day. After teaching, I devoted my professional life to empowering teachers through coaching experiences that allowed them to be honest about their challenges and deal with them head on. I’ve coached hundreds of teachers for nearly 20 years and am confident that students in those classes are getting a world-class education. Later, I decided that I wanted to expand my reach and, with my partner, I created Mozi. I want every teacher and every student to know what success feels like and to replicate that success on a regular basis. Mozi does that.