About

Tile Farm is the result of a collaborative effort between programmers, high-level mathematicians, game designers, and a wide variety of educators committed to making a real difference through innovation.


Louis Romero
CEO

Louis Romero has a BS (1975) and PhD (1981) in applied math from Caltech. He worked as a research applied mathematician at Sandia National Labs for 39 years (he received his graduate degrees under Sandia’s OYOC and DSP programs). He has published over 60 peer reviewed journal articles (with over 3000 citations) and has obtained 7 patents.

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Robert Liberatore
CTO

Robert Liberatore has spent the last three years designing and programming Tile Farm, as well as providing technical support for in-classroom usage of Tile Farm during testing.

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Jim Lujan
EdTech Strategist

Jim Lujan – Teacher’s Pet (Passionate Educational Technologist) and Sr. Account Executive. For the past 13 years Jim has dedicated himself to the improvement of K-12 education through the use of technology, including the successful implementation of 5,000+ Promethean boards to APS, one of the largest school districts in the country.

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Aaron Johnston
Strategic Design Director

Aaron Johnston is a business leader, enterprise consultant, and integrative design specialist constantly examining the ways in which innovation can address the unique needs, evolving demands, and complex challenges facing professionals committed to making a difference in the world.

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Patrick Iverson
Creative Design Director

Patrick Iverson is a designer and operations director who has spent the last 15 years providing cutting-edge web solutions for a broad range of companies in private and public sectors.

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Tom Dauphinee
Collaborator

Tom Dauphinee is Associate Director of Data and Analysis at the Center for Education Policy Research at the University of New Mexico.

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Marilyn Davis
Collaborator

Marilyn Davis is a Holmes Scholar and lead qualitative researcher at the Center for Education Policy Research at UNM, She has worked in education for over twenty-five years and is currently a PhD candidate at UNM in Language Literacy & Sociocultural Studies and Educational Psychology.

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Elizabeth Gunderson, Ph.D.
Collaborator

Elizabeth Gunderson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Temple University. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Chicago in 2012 and her B.A. in Computer Science & Psychology from Yale University in 2005.

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Dr. Douglas Clements
Collaborator

Dr. Douglas Clements, Kennedy Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning and Professor at the University of Denver., is widely regarded as a major scholar in the field of early childhood mathematics education.

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Julie Sarama
Collaborator

Julie Sarama is the Kennedy Endowed Chair in Innovative Learning Technologies and Professor at the University of Denver. She conducts research on young children's development of mathematical concepts.

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Elia Maria Romero
Collaborator

Elia Maria Romero is an expert in critical pedagogy and biliteracy. She has a B.A. in science education from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua (1984), and an M.A. in bilingual education form UNM (1996).

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Francesca Blueher
Collaborator

Francesca Blueher worked for 17 years at Montezuma Elementary School in Albuquerque as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach, and a Math intervention teacher.

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Marcos Martinez
Collaborator

Marcos Martinez is currently assistant Principal at Sandia High School in Albuquerque NM. Previously he worked in APS as a Math and Bilingual teacher.

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