Press Releases


Teachstone Names Brad Groff as Chief Executive Officer

Charlottesville, VA – Teachstone announced today that Brad Groff has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Groff has served as the company’s interim CEO since January 1, 2013, leading the company’s sustained growth over the past year. “Selecting Brad to lead Teachstone wasn’t even really a decision,” said Dr. Robert Pianta, […]

Teachstone and Florida’s Office of Early Learning Partner to Scale the CLASS Framework Across the State

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, January 3, 2013 – Teachstone, a leader in delivering the knowledge, tools, and skills proven to improve teacher-child interactions, and Florida’s Office of Early Learning, the lead office responsible for administering Florida’s school readiness, voluntary Pre-K, and child care resource and referral programs, announced that they have formed a partnership to offer the […]

Jan Dorman Resigns as CEO of Teachstone, Brad Groff Named Interim CEO

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, December 21, 2012 – Teachstone announced today that Jan Dorman has tendered her resignation as Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2013. Brad Groff, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, will serve as interim CEO during a nationwide search for a new CEO. Jan has delivered on Teachstone’s mission of improving the quality of […]

NJ Adds CLASS to List of Approved Teaching Practice Evaluation Instruments

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, October 18, 2012 – On October 12th the New Jersey Department of Education designated the Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) as an Approved Teaching Practice Evaluation Instrument. In an effort to provide meaningful, actionable feedback to teachers and school and district leaders across the state, New Jersey’s Department of Education is reforming its […]

Lessons from observation in early childhood education may inform protocols for K-12 teachers.

In a new report published by the Center for American Progress, Dr. Robert Pianta, co-founder of Teachstone and the Dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, examines lessons learned from observation in early childhood education that may inform states and districts as they begin implementing more rigorous observation protocols for […]