Our Story

Two former Edtech executives saw the burnout and stress many teachers were feeling and decided to do something about it. Not only were they seeing teachers burnt out, stressed out, and mentally and physically exhausted… they saw that the thought of changing careers also added guilt, imposter syndrome, fear and uncertainty. How could anyone successfully pivot careers under that stress and pressure?

They decided to form a partnership and, LearnWorld and the Teacher Career Transition Academy was born.

The Teacher Career Transition Academy simplifies the career pivot process with a step-by-step approach. Our group of trusted experts offer diverse areas of expertise; providing teachers with all the resources needed for a seamless career transition in one, convenient place.
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Lisa Harding, CEO

In 2021, Lisa Harding left her 14-year career in EdTech to be a stay-at-home mom. But she quickly realized she missed working with teachers. So, she started an ed2edTech FB group to share her experience. The group quickly grew as teachers joined, and Lisa saw a need for a space that wasn’t overrun by “overnight experts” and had a diverse group of experts offering insight and professional guidance. 

Ernie Spadaro, President

For more than two decades, Ernie has been an executive as well as a developer in the professional development and online learning space. During this time, he became increasingly dissatisfied with the standardized, one-size-fits-all approach to training offered by larger corporations and believed there had to be a more effective solution. Ernie is driven by a strong commitment to creating and delivering exceptional training content.
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