About Us
Edhesive makes online learning accessible, personal and meaningful. We combine online instruction from nationally recognized experts with the personal support of local teachers, who offer students face-to-face guidance and support.

Our unique approach is driven by our belief that online learning has the power to reach all learners regardless of their location or resources, yet can only succeed if students feel a personal connection to it. Teachers at local schools who may or may not have expertise in the subject area meet with students regularly to guide, challenge and inspire them through the course curriculum. In doing so, students are enriched and motivated to do the work of learning in ways that technology alone cannot do.

Edhesive's mission to dramatically increase access to the highest-quality STEM and computer science courses has reached more than 1,000 schools in 48 states nationwide. For the past four years. students who completed our courses have outperformed students on the AP Computer Science exams.

Our Team

Emily Grad
Co CEO Emily Grad founded the MOOC coaching program while serving as the Executive Director of Program Management at Amplify. Prior to Amplify, Emily served as the Director of Production for The Daily, News Corp's mobile news app, and the Lead Creative Producer for AOL. Before moving to New York, Emily worked at various design agencies in Seattle. While in college, Emily worked as a substitute teacher and has a deep passion for using technology to make advanced curriculum accessible to all students. Emily holds a B.A. from the University of Washington.
Isabella Chung
Edhesive co-CEO Isabella Chung joined the company inspired by the promise of the company's work in creating intensive instructional supports for educators and students in STEM and Computer Science. Prior to Edhesive, Isabella served as co-founder of The Dealist, a group buying company, acquired by KGB Deals, and prior to this, served as Chief Product Design Officer at Next Jump, a marketing technologies company based in New York. As a start-up executive and parent, Isabella has a deep passion for leveraging technology and the Internet to help unlock opportunities for learning for both educators and students alike. Isabella holds a B.A. from Smith College and a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law.
Nancye Black
Nancye Blair Black is an award-winning educator, speaker, author, and consultant who promotes progressive technology-enriched educational pedagogy and dignity-driven instructional practices that empower students to succeed. Her accomplishments as an educational change agent have garnered her recognition as an International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Emerging Leader, PBS Teachers Innovation Award-winner, and featured educator in magazines, books, radio and television. Nancye currently serves as a school board member for the Lakeland Montessori Schools, serves as President-elect for the Florida Society for Technology in Education (FSTE), chairs ISTE’s Special Interest Group for 3D in Education (SIG3D), consults on several major ed-tech projects, and presents at state, national and international conferences.
Rebecca Dovi
Edhesive AP Computer Science Instructor Rebecca Dovi is a master computer science teacher with more than 15 years of classroom experience and a decade of experience doing professional and curriculum development at the state and national levels. Rebecca is on the Education Advisory Council for Code.org, a Google Fellow Trailblazer, and worked with the team developing and implementing the new Computer Science Principles course for the College Board as a pilot instructor. She is the recipient of the Aspirations in Computing Award from the National Council of Women in Information Technology. Rebecca is also a co-founder of Code VA, a nonprofit committed to expanding public school computer science offerings across Virginia.
Mike Porinchak
Edhesive AP Statistics Instructor Mike Porinchak has been a mathematics teacher at Twinsburg High School for over 15 years, and has been teaching AP Statistics for 10 years. He is a Martha Holden Jennings Scholar and in 2016 was presented with an award for Outstanding Teaching in Secondary Mathematics by the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Michael got his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Youngstown State University and received his masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Kent State University. His main passion is to make mathematics fun and interesting for all of his students, even those outside the classroom. He attempts to do so by making YouTube videos ranging from completing the square of a quadratic in Algebra to understanding the tangent line problem in Calculus. Michael coaches boys tennis at Twinsburg High School, is an avid cross-fitter and a die hard Cleveland sports fan.