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Anirban Bhattacharyya joined Transcend to work with and learn from some of the most innovative educators and schools in the country.  Before joining Transcend, Anirban spent eleven years at the KIPP charter school network, first as a teacher and Director of Instructional Technology at KIPP Chicago and then as the national Digital Learning Director at KIPP Foundation. Some highlighted experiences from these roles include teaching middle school math and special education, helping build KIPP’s first regional blended learning model, and supporting the scaling of educational technology, blended learning, and personalized learning across the KIPP network. Anirban began his career as a high school science and special education teacher in St. Louis Public Schools with Teach For America.

Throughout his career, Anirban has had the opportunity to work as a consultant and contractor with innovative organizations like CA Group, the Relay Graduate School of Education, 2Revolutions, LEAP Innovations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Leading Educators. He is also a steering committee member of the Community of Innovative Practice, a group of education leaders that were supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Christensen Institute, and NewSchools Venture Fund to collaborate on educational technology, blended learning, and personalized learning.

Anirban graduated with a BA in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently pursuing an MA in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Learning Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife, Ellen, and sons, Will and Charlie, and enjoys listening to and playing music, cooking, and making his family laugh.