Founder and Evangelist
Jena Draper is the founder and evangelist at CatchOn, a company designed to support teaching and learning through the smarter use of data and technology. In 2016, she created CatchOn to help districts meet and adapt to changing instructional needs and trends through the use of real-time data and cutting-edge technology. Jena is passionate about improving how students learn with technology.
Lillian Kellogg has dedicated her career to education and has more than 30 years of experience in the field of educational technology. She has been elected to and served on several education and industry-leading association boards of directors, and she has received several awards and recognitions for her dedication and service to the educational technology community, including the SIIA Ed Tech Impact Award, CoSN Outstanding Private Sector Champion Volunteer Award, and ISTE Making IT Happen Award. Lillian leverages her industry expertise and knowledge to ensure CatchOn is providing educators with the information they need to optimize their district’s EdTech usage.
Leo Brehm, CatchOn’s product manager, is a career school CIO for public schools serving education for over 22 years. Leo has supported education in a variety of roles, including a technology support specialist, instructional technology specialist, network administrator, director of technology, CIO/CTO and adjunct professor in four districts and a higher education institution. He spent most of his career as CIO/CTO with the Sharon and Newton Public Schools in Massachusetts. As a product manager Leo is actively involved in the design and development of CatchOn. Currently, he is leading the development of CatchOn’s learning analytics platform and helping districts leverage next generation learning data to personalize the learning experience for their learners.
Associate Product Manager
Stephanie Novin, CatchOn’s Associate Product Manager, has dedicated her career to education by teaching elementary grades 2-5, developing curriculum for Williamson County Schools in Tennessee, and now working alongside the Product Manager of CatchOn to develop and grow the product. As the Associate Product Manager, Stephanie oversees many processes behind the scenes, including QA validation and customer feedback intake. Most important to Stephanie is ensuring CatchOn helps districts gather the information they need to meet the needs of their students.
Manager Strategic Relationships and Initiatives
Monica Cougan is the Manager of Strategic Relationships and Initiatives, where she leverages her more than 35 years of experience in education and technology to help schools make the most of new technology. Throughout her career, Monica has been an evangelist for the adoption of technology as a transformative educational tool. Monica utilizes this experience to support districts as they utilize and launch CatchOn. Additionally, Monica engages at the national level with educational thought leaders and organizations to launch new partnerships and initiatives that promote transformative practices in education.
National Director of Sales
Mark Merluzzi is the National Director of Sales for CatchOn. His experience in EdTech spans over two decades, and has included partnerships with the largest school districts in the U.S., as well as rural districts with a single building. His in-depth knowledge of district needs, aligned with CatchOn’s capabilities, empowers both our sales and success teams to exceed customer expectations. He is truly passionate about developing trust-centered relationships with each of our customers.
Customer Success Managers
Senior Customer Success Manager
As a customer success manager, Caitlyn functions as the primary liaison between our customers and the CatchOn development team and enjoys seeing the feedback that customers provide during data reviews turn into enhancements and new features in the platform. She works to ensure that CatchOn is not just a product but a partnership for school districts by helping them leverage data analytics to meet fiscal, instructional, and risk compliance goals. Caitlyn’s career has focused on supporting K-12 learning through her previous role on the ENA Customer Engagement team and at the Discovery Center children’s museum.
Customer Success Manager
As a customer success manager, Craig works with school districts to ensure they leverage the full value of CatchOn. Whether it’s through the implementation process, training, or data reviews, Craig seeks to be our customers’ partner and not just another vendor. His favorite part of being a CSM is consistently hearing “aha” moments from customers discovering new information about their district through CatchOn’s data. Craig has an M Ed from Lipscomb University, and prior to joining the CatchOn team, Craig worked as an elementary school teacher, and is proud to now support K-12 education through technology.
Customer Success Engineers
As the success engineer for CatchOn, Ross McAden understands the advanced engineering and technology behind the CatchOn analytics platform. He has a proven history of understanding K–12 technologies, from supporting ENA’s customers in the CTAC as a senior support engineer to running his own technology consulting business and supporting both enterprise and school district networks. Ross is always striving to learn about our customers’ needs and wants as well as to promote customer adoption of new and enhanced features, while at the same time being a customer advocate to our developers for new features.
Customer Success Engineer
As a success engineer, Kalu Njoku blends his extensive knowledge of the CatchOn platform and remote learning technology with his desire to see students and teachers succeed by any means possible. With a background in enterprise technology support, software sales engineering, and product development, Kalu understands that CatchOn’s success depends on our customers’ success and overall experience with the platform. With that in mind, Kalu’s goal is to ensure that systems interfacing with CatchOn do so as best as possible, customers feel heard and supported, and that our relationship can lead to additional growth and change opportunities through proper communication and the adoption of our platform.