Our Team

 

Mehreen Butt Co-founder Mehreen Butt is a co-founder of Brydge4Schools, a parent/teacher collaboration tool that connects the classroom to home by encouraging full engagement in the daily academic curriculum. After graduating from the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Biology and German, Mehreen joined Teach For America and taught high school Chemistry and Physics in Terry, Mississippi, where she organized the first civic hackathon for high schoolers in the state. As a third-year educator, she piloted a coding curriculum, teaching Scratch, HTML, and CSS in a start-up charter school in Jackson, Mississippi. Additionally, Mehreen designed and executed a monthly hackathon series that leverages programmers, computer science advocates, and young entrepreneurs from the community in mentoring middle school students. As a summer fellow for Mississippi First, Mehreen collaborated with the Mississippi Department of Health and the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi to build a toolkit of research and evidence-based lessons for health educators across the state. Mehreen is incredibly passionate about providing computer science opportunities to all students, innovation within the education space, and rethinking what schools can and should look like..

Mehreen Butt
Co-founder

Mehreen Butt is a co-founder of Brydge4Schools, a parent/teacher collaboration tool that connects the classroom to home by encouraging full engagement in the daily academic curriculum. After graduating from the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Biology and German, Mehreen joined Teach For America and taught high school Chemistry and Physics in Terry, Mississippi, where she organized the first civic hackathon for high schoolers in the state. As a third-year educator, she piloted a coding curriculum, teaching Scratch, HTML, and CSS in a start-up charter school in Jackson, Mississippi. Additionally, Mehreen designed and executed a monthly hackathon series that leverages programmers, computer science advocates, and young entrepreneurs from the community in mentoring middle school students. As a summer fellow for Mississippi First, Mehreen collaborated with the Mississippi Department of Health and the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi to build a toolkit of research and evidence-based lessons for health educators across the state. Mehreen is incredibly passionate about providing computer science opportunities to all students, innovation within the education space, and rethinking what schools can and should look like..

David Wilson Co-founder David Wilson is a co-founder of Brydge4Schools. After graduating from college, David joined Teach for America and served as a middle school math teacher for Uncommon Schools in New York City. While a Teach for America corps member, he was selected for the "Good to Transformational Fellowship" and served as a "Teach for America-New York City Ambassador".  Additionally, while in New York, he was invited to become a guest blogger for the Huffington Post. After completing his time in Teach for America, David was selected for a "Leadership for Educational Equity" Policy & Advocacy Fellowship. For his fellowship, he worked in the Office of New York City Council Member Mark Levine, conducting education research and managing communications data. David is passionate about expanding opportunities for students, particularly in increasing foreign language learning, computer science and coding, and service-learning opportunities for America's K-12 students.  He loves his God, family, friends, and home state. He also enjoys playing guitar, singing, writing, reading, and traveling.

David Wilson
Co-founder

David Wilson is a co-founder of Brydge4Schools. After graduating from college, David joined Teach for America and served as a middle school math teacher for Uncommon Schools in New York City. While a Teach for America corps member, he was selected for the "Good to Transformational Fellowship" and served as a "Teach for America-New York City Ambassador".  Additionally, while in New York, he was invited to become a guest blogger for the Huffington Post. After completing his time in Teach for America, David was selected for a "Leadership for Educational Equity" Policy & Advocacy Fellowship. For his fellowship, he worked in the Office of New York City Council Member Mark Levine, conducting education research and managing communications data. David is passionate about expanding opportunities for students, particularly in increasing foreign language learning, computer science and coding, and service-learning opportunities for America's K-12 students.  He loves his God, family, friends, and home state. He also enjoys playing guitar, singing, writing, reading, and traveling.

Richard Pettey Co-founder Richard currently works as the Director of Operations at Reimagine Prep, first charter school in the state of Mississippi, where he manages all day-to-day and start-up business operations of the school.  Prior to coming onto the founding staff at Reimagine, Richard taught high school Spanish as a Teach For America Corps Member in Canton, Mississippi, leading his students to a 92% passing rate of the New York Regents Second Language Proficiency Examination. He was the Spanish Department Chairman and was a varsity football coach.  Richard grew up in Alabama and graduated from Auburn University in 2013 with a B.A. in Finance and Spanish.

Richard Pettey
Co-founder

Richard currently works as the Director of Operations at Reimagine Prep, first charter school in the state of Mississippi, where he manages all day-to-day and start-up business operations of the school.  Prior to coming onto the founding staff at Reimagine, Richard taught high school Spanish as a Teach For America Corps Member in Canton, Mississippi, leading his students to a 92% passing rate of the New York Regents Second Language Proficiency Examination. He was the Spanish Department Chairman and was a varsity football coach.  Richard grew up in Alabama and graduated from Auburn University in 2013 with a B.A. in Finance and Spanish.