Tag: Collaborators


Marco is a passionate educator focused on developing innovative multimedia for teaching math to hispanic learners.

Marco Martinez has won both the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and the Fidelity Heroes of Education award. Both of these were honoring his work for developing mathematics media in Spanish. He is currently working on his PhD in Math Education at the University of New Mexico and has been a bilingual math teacher in Albuquerque Public Schools for many years.


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

Since retiring from APS, Francesca Blueher has been working as a State Math Coach, going to rural areas in New Mexico to work with teachers and principals. She was one of the first teachers that tested out the desktop version of Tile Farm in her classroom.


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).

She moved to Albuquerque in 1992, where she worked as a bilingual resource teacher for APS. She has also served as a consultant for Dual Language New Mexico, providing professional development for teachers in New Mexico, Texas, Oregon and Illinois, sharing her expertise in mathematics education, biology education, critical pedagogy, early childhood, and curriculum development.



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.

Dr. Sarama has directed over 24 projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and the National Institute of Health (NIH). She is Principal Investigator on her latest NSF award, entitled, “Early Childhood Education in the Context of Mathematics, Science, and Literacy.”


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.

Dr. Douglas Clements has served on the U.S. President’s National Mathematics Advisory Panel, the Common Core State Standards committee of the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, the National Research Council’s Committee on Early Mathematics, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics national curriculum and Principles and Standards committees, and is and co-author each of their reports. A prolific and widely cited scholar, he has earned external grant support totaling over $20 million, including major grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of



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.

Dr. Gunderson’s research focuses on the cognitive and socio-emotional factors that affect young children’s academic achievement, especially in the domain of mathematics. She is currently investigating how verbal interactions facilitate preschoolers’ development of number concepts; how visuo-spatial skills relate to children’s early number knowledge; how teacher’s and children’s anxieties influence students’ math performance; and how children’s beliefs about the malleability of math and reading ability affect their achievement motivati


Chief Product Officer & Head of Development

Jessica is a software engineer, designer, and serial entrepreneur that develops and executes data-backed strategies that increase profits for small and medium sized businesses.

Jessica Jackson is a fractional CPO, delivering customer success via data-backed strategies built on empathy. Jessica brings an impassioned, effective approach to  Tile Farm’s product strategy while overseeing its technical development. She provides integrated technology solutions to increase impact and sales by addressing critical customer needs. She has an entrepreneurial heart with a decade’s experience across startups, venture-backed B2Bs, agencies, and humanitarian efforts.