Tyler Richendollar


Learning Experience Design
and Strategy

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Tyler Richendollar


Learning Experience Design
and Strategy

Let’s transform the world of learning.

Project Manager


Project Manager


Project Manager,
  Learner Positioning Systems
  Oculus VR for Good Campaign

Digital Promise Global

Redwood City, CA

*Managed processes and documentation to ship our team's alpha-version web app
*Guided Bay Area high schools to successfully implement Facebook's first VR for Good 360V project 

Learner Positioning Systems - Contracting with Universal Mind, our team published an interactive web app comprised of learning science research on reading comprehension. This research is distilled into 34 Learner Factors supported by more than 100+ actionable strategies that product teams, education leaders, and families can employ to improve learning opportunities for all. My biggest contributions to this project so far are:
:: Conducted user research and usability tests to identify target audience challenges and needs and design solutions that would be built into our web app.
:: Develop and implement processes to establish a knowledge base that leverages Asana, Google Drive, and Dropbox. 
:: Co-authored grant documentation and board presentations that secured five years of funding from three funding sources. 
:: Manage day-to-day operations of the project and progress toward short- and long-term goals and objectives. 

Oculus VR for Good Campaign - Our team implemented a 5-week sprint timeline for nine Bay Area schools and external partners to create 360-degree videos based on the theme "community pride."  This included delivering online and in-person support, developing bi-weekly status reports, coordinating mentor meetings for teams, and implementing accountability documentation.  For this project, my biggest outcomes were:
:: Created and delivered in-person and virtual learning experiences for ten Bay Area educators and 150 students to support rapid learning and iteration for end-to-end 360-degree video creation. 
:: Mapped communications strategy to develop research-based policy positions, promotional print and web content, and on-site media.
:: Created all necessary documentation and created feedback/survey tools, approach, and analysis to inform and improve future iterations of the project.

Professional Development Manager


Professional Development Manager


Professional Development Manager

2014-2015

Public Health Management Corp.

Philadelphia, PA

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My team and I trained, coached, and supported the staff of 200+ education centers across the Philadelphia region to improve program quality. During the first two months, I conducted gap analyses, surveys, and user interviews that guided our annual strategy. This included designing and delivering:
:: A two-day, 300+ attendee conference that featured 26 local and national partners.
:: A year-long learning and training program that included targeted coaching, peer learning communities, in-person workshops, day-long mini-conferences, and online trainings.
:: Documentation of processes that increased efficiency in on-boarding, content development, and business development.

Given the diversity of the organizations served, frequent site visits conducted, and high-touch support provided, our team found great success in improving educators' and administrators' capacity to effectively deliver services.

Senior Analyst


Senior Analyst


Senior Analyst

2009-2014

Public Health Management Corporation

Philadelphia, PA

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Our teams's role focused on conducting qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis to drive program success and resource development. This included the following work:
:: Managed a portfolio of 50+ education-focused business partners.  I provided targeted support, coaching, and evaluation to build capacity and lead the organizations to improved client acquisition and increases in funding and business partnerships.
:: Developed and delivered 100+ hours of in-person and digital trainings for business partners and educators covering topics ranging from program design for effectiveness to project management to continuous quality improvement methods. 
:: Led the system’s marketing campaign through rebranding, website redesign, and social media engagement which improved brand visibility,  increase in site traffic 158%, and generated thousands in national & international contracts for services. 

Early Career


Early Career


Special Education Teacher

2006 - 2008

School District of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

 

Education Director

2008 - 2009

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Camden, NJ 

 

The first two roles I had were in direct education. I have cared about high quality education experiences for youth since 2002 when I mentored young teens who could hardly read. This led me to serve as Specialist Education teacher in Philadelphia and subsequently as Education Director for a Boys and Girls Club. In these roles I successfully:
:: Applied student-centered curriculum design, functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, and individualized education programs (IEPs) that improved learner math and literacy skills by 1.4 - 2.0 years growth. 
:: Developed entrepreneurial and community-based project curriculum to develop program culture and to serve as an early intervention model for the school and after school program.
:: Cultivated community relationships with local service organizations and conducted weekly home meetings with student families.
:: Managed documentation and implementation of several grants that focus on literacy and physical health.

About Me


About Me


My resume. Click the icon to download a PDF version.

My resume. Click the icon to download a PDF version.

Hi, I'm Tyler. I love helping others learn.

I build learning systems that make businesses more effective.  We work together within real-world contexts, set audacious goals, and use data to honestly assess performance as we go.

We cover topics from planning and implementing intensive projects, creating a positive and intentional program culture, and managing team growth and performance.  

Email me: tyler (dot) richendollar at gmail (dot) com