At Mastery Portfolio, we believe in being thankful every day of the year, not just on Thanksgiving. However, in the holiday spirit, we took a few minutes to reflect and write down the things we are truly grateful for in 2021. 

Constance Borro, CEO 

I’m grateful for the schools we serve and everything we are learning from them to be able to better serve our future school communities. I’m grateful for living our values as an organization, for honesty and self-actualization. I’m grateful for all the people who are rooting for us and for the progress of our schools. I’m grateful beyond words for my team. In my role as CEO, I wear a lot of hats, and as soon as I get good at wearing one, I pass it on to someone else. Therefore, I’m grateful for the people that don those hats, for the constant challenges that make me grow, and for the growth mindset that makes it exciting. 

Starr Sackstein, COO

This year, I’m so grateful for the opportunity to develop relationships with our team at Mastery Portfolio. As I engage with the work I’m already passionate about, I’m eager to share it with our team as we continue to grow. Additionally, I appreciate the flexibility we have as a team and how easy it is to learn with each person on our team. I know I’m a better, more well-rounded person because I have the opportunity to work with everyone. Lastly, I’m grateful for the opportunity to help schools make this important change to their cultures around assessment. It is my greatest hope to help more educators truly make school about student learning success by shifting their assessment practices and I feel lucky to work for a company that shares that passion with me. – 

Ben Nockles, CTO

I’m thankful for a humble CEO who listens well. I’m grateful to be a part of an organization that respects people’s time. I’m grateful for our users, who have stuck with us through our growing pains. I’m thankful for the caring, authentic, constructive attitudes of everyone I work with.

Alan Schmidt, UI/UX Designer and Lead Engineer

I’m thankful to be a part of such an important movement in education! I am grateful to work alongside so many passionate and supportive team members. I am thankful for the priorities and values that MasteryPortfolio has for our mission and team. I am grateful for my friends, family, and those around the world who have impacted and shaped my life. Also, coffee – super thankful for that stuff!

Erica Kaplan, Mastery Coach and Assistant to the Executive Team

I am thankful for my role at Mastery Portfolio. I’m thankful to be part of an organization that works hard to make important changes in education. I’m thankful for the clients that trust us to work with them to create the best academic and assessment culture in their schools. I’m grateful for new learning experiences and the ability to be a part of an amazingly talented, kind, and motivating team. Additionally, I’m thankful for my family, friends, and wonderful community. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the amazing educators, principals, superintendents, parents, and everyone that supports students throughout their academic journey. We are truly grateful for all that you do to make the lives of children more meaningful. 

-The Mastery Portfolio Team 

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