Meet the team
MAPPEN is developed by the team at Grossard Education, a small Australian based education business led by educational consultants Karen Green and Amanda McCallum along with teacher Mark Ritterman and web developer Danny Ritterman.
Danny Ritterman is a co-founder of MAPPEN and the CEO. As our web coder, he is responsible for making updates and fixing any issues on the website. Beyond this he is responsible for paying the bills and thinking about the business side of things.
Mark Ritterman is a co-founder of MAPPEN and the head of product development and marketing. Mark is responsible for updating curriculum and professional learning components in MAPPEN. His role relies on the feedback from teachers using the product in their classroom.
Amanda McCallum is a co-founder of MAPPEN and the Head of Customer Success.
Following a multi faceted career life, including 10 years as an Army officer and a range of management positions, Amanda completed her Bachelor of Education in 1994. Shen then taught in primary schools through until 2005 with her final teaching position being Leading Teacher for Cultural Change. Working alongside Karen Green as an Educational Consultant, Amanda is passionate about enhancing teacher capacity in order to develop autonomous students who can experience success in all facets of their lives.
Karen Green is a co-founder of MAPPEN.
Karen started an educational consultancy in 2001 after working in a range of teaching and administrative roles. Karen’s work initially focused on providing support for teachers in the area of curriculum provision for gifted students. This soon expanded to assisting teachers in both primary and secondary schools to plan curriculum across all subject areas. Karen is passionate about providing quality support to teachers so they can, in turn, provide the best possible learning environment and experiences for their students.