Karl Rectanus

Co-Founder & CEO

Karl Rectanus is an educator, entrepreneur, advisor and the co-founder and CEO of Lea(R)n, the B Corp that produces LearnPlatform, the comprehensive edtech management system for educators and administrators to organize, streamline and analyze their classroom technology. Karl has lived, worked and studied in more than 12 countries, was an NC Teaching Fellow and James M. Johnston Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill, named a BMW Herbert Quandt Transatlantic Leader and completed graduate courses at UCLA’s Anderson Business School and CalTech Executive Extension. He advises K-12 districts, higher ed institutions and state education agencies in their efforts to increase student achievement and expand equitable access to education technologies, and will serve as a Professor of the Practice for UNC-Chapel Hill’s Master’s of Education Innovation,Technology and Entrepreneurship (MEITE) in 2019.

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