We are creating a data revolution. Schoolie puts stringent facts, analysis and research on schools in the hands of parents, where it belongs.

We believe success in college and life ties back to a well-rounded education: Academics, Course Exposure, Enrichment and Student Support. Test scores by themselves are meaningless to our research team and they should be to you too.

We assess over 50 benchmarks, providing powerful analysis of a school’s overall quality. No company on the planet has done what we do.

Go to our search page, enter your zip code or school district in California, compare other schools in your area and get a snapshot report. We are about putting meaningful information in your hands. It's about time.

Meet our Founder and Awesome Mom in Charge

My name is Nasha Fitter and I am the founder and CEO of Schoolie. I'm a parent of two who passionately believes in the power of education and giving parents high value information and perspective about their local schools.

Like many great startups, Schoolie was born out of my frustration when I couldn't find information about the number of college counselors at a local high school - a basic indicator of student support.

As I talked to educators and did more research, I realized just getting baseline info about a school was challenging: how many AP, high level math, foreign language, robotics, business or music courses and athletics were available. Information was at best limited, anecdotal and subjective.

"You need to come in for a school tour", I would hear from administrators when I called to get answers. But, like many of you, time is our most precious resource and I thought there has to be a better way to help parents and educators!

I took my background in education, math and technology and recruited a world class group of data scientists, educators and researchers to do what no other organization has done before. Put meaningful information in the hands of parents to help you assess a school's "fit" for your kids! 

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Meet the Team

Nasha Fitter – Founder & CEO

Nasha Fitter

Founder & CEO
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Anna Griffel – Data Scientist

Anna Griffel

Chief Data Scientist
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Brian Kobashigawa – Legal Analyst

Brian Kobasigawa

Legal Analyst
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Passionate Content Advisors

Julien Lafortune – University of California, Berkeley, PhD Candidate, Economics of Education

Julien Lafortune

University of California, Berkeley, PhD Candidate, Economics of Education

Laura Brown – Director of Content, Cerego

Laura Brown

Director of Content, Cerego

Kristen Plemon – Principal, Plemon Communications

Kristen Plemon

Principal, Plemon Communications

Patricia Ragan – Teacher, Canastota Central School District

Patricia Ragan

Teacher, Canastota Central School District

Robin Lowell – Teacher, LeadPrep Academy

Robin Lowell

Teacher, LeadPrep Academy

Tracy Immel – Passionate Parent & Senior Director, DreamBox Learning

Tracy Immel

Passionate Parent & Senior Director, DreamBox Learning

Neil Toprani – Passionate Parent & Rainmaker, iTutor.com

Neil Toprani

Passionate Parent & Rainmaker, iTutor.com

Ami Badani – Passionate Parent & Head of Product Marketing, Instart Logic

Ami Badani

Passionate Parent & Head of Product Marketing, Instart Logic

Wendy Norman – Passionate Parent & Director, Skype for Social Good

Wendy Norman

Passionate Parent & Director, Skype for Social Good

 

Nasha Fitter

CEO and Founder

Nasha Fitter was the global head of Microsoft’s K-12 Innovative Schools program, working with education leaders and partners globally on school transformation and the systematic improvement of student outcomes.

Previously, she has been the former chief of staff of education for Microsoft, and has led product ideation, launch and management of various education focused breakthrough technologies as part of Microsoft’s Research group.

Nasha is not only an accomplished high-tech exec, she is a published author of the best selling book: “You’re Hired! How to Get That Job and Keep it Too.”

Nasha is a citizen of the world and successful serial entrepreneur. Previously, Nasha founded and was the CEO of Fitter Solutions, a Mumbai training firm. She has also worked with a non-profit on the ground in small towns and villages in India, and as an investment banker on Wall Street. Nasha is an MBA graduate of the Harvard Business School.

Fast-forward to the present, Nasha saw a need for a company that could utilize the cloud, big data and proprietary algorithms to redefine how our nation’s public schools are analyzed, with greater transparency for all. Putting empirical data in the hands of parents, where it belongs!

Nasha is our passionate, hard charging founder/CEO, focused on building new pathways for the educational community that democratize how meaningful information is produced and shared. She inspires us all to be the best we can, even as she is asking us to break down barriers at warp speed.

 

Anna Griffel

Chief Data Scientist

With a M.S. in Statistics and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, Anna began her career as an actuarial student for Safeco Life. From there she went to work for Safeco Financial Products managing a credit derivatives portfolio and explored ways to augment traditional corporate credit analysis with quantitative credit models.

After Safeco she joined Washington Mutual’s Asset Liability Management team as a quantitative researcher, building forecasting tools for the more complex components of the balance sheet. 

From there she joined Washington Mutual’s investment team where she was tasked with enhancing the team’s analytical capabilities, with an opportunity to work with the technology team on ways to link and augment analytical and data warehouse systems to better leverage data resources.

We are honored and delighted to have Anna on Schoolie’s team. She brings deep experience in innovating modeling to help families and educational professionals make meaningful decisions about America's schools.

 

Brian Kobashigawa

Legal Analyst

Brian is passionate about the empowerment of youth through quality education. His grandparents were public school teachers and stressed the importance of education.

As a JD/MBA candidate, Brian possesses the ability to understand, interpret, and analyze the complex laws and regulations involving education data, student privacy rights, and public records requests including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

Previously, Brian worked at the San Jose City Attorney's Office where he advised various City Departments on a myriad of legal issues dealing with finance, economic development, employment, real estate, and information technology matters.

His legal experience also includes working at the San Francisco Superior Court, where he researched case law and statutory frameworks in aiding the Judge in reaching legal determinations regarding complex civil and criminal issues. Brian is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

At Schoolie we are privileged to have Brian lead our data acquisition initiatives and work through legal issues.

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