David Niguidula, Ed.D., (Founder) has been involved in educational technology projects in K-12 schools since 1983. He has helped schools across the country on designing, implementing and integrating digital portfolios and badges initiatives. His work has focused on issues of technology, assessment, personalization and school reform.
David is the author of many books, chapters and articles; his most recent, Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios, was published by ASCD.
David led the original research on digital portfolios while managing the technology group at the Coalition of Essential Schools and Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. At Brown, David also led the Educational Software Seminar - a course where teams of undergraduates worked with local teachers to create original pieces of software for the classroom.
Previously, David worked on educational technology projects at the National Institute for Mathematics and Science Education Development (NISMED) at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and at the Educational Technology Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
David has worked with local, state and policy agencies and served on numerous national advisory boards on educational technology. He is also the co-author (with Andries van Dam) of two programming textbooks. David received two bachelor's degrees (in computer science and education) at Brown University and his doctorate in Instructional Technology and Media at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Reina Quintero, Principal Partner / Chief Operations Officer has extensive experience in business and academe. Reina oversees customer and government relations, financial management, marketing, and Richer Picture product development, focusing on user experience, quality assurance, systems analysis and design.
Prior to coming to the U.S., Reina led the Computer Technology group at the University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UPNISMED), responsible for the curriculum integration of computers in science and math education for all public elementary and secondary schools in the Philippines.
Reina joined the Strategic Technologies Group at Blue Cross / Blue Shield of Rhode Island where new and emerging technologies were vetted for company’s competitiveness in the marketplace. Later, she joined the Quality Measurement group that spearheaded the development of a data warehouse using business intelligence tools to track customer utilization. Since 1997, she has provided technology consulting services including data warehousing, business intelligence, data analytics, business systems analysis/ design, and project management for a variety of businesses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Reina has taught mathematics and computer science in settings ranging from a high school in Providence, Rhode Island to a university in Pampanga, Philippines. She received her bachelor's degree in Statistics from the University of the Philippines and did her graduate work in Computer Science at the Chisholm Institute of Technology (now part of Monash University) in Melbourne, Australia.