About Us

Teachly is a web application that helps faculty teach more effectively and inclusively.

We began work on Teachly in the spring of 2015, after years spent obsessing about how to create increasingly personalized learning experiences for students. We had come to believe that data were critical to this mission – data about students, about our own habits as teachers, and about in-class interactions. We built Teachly to bring these data together in one place and to help us, as faculty, take more immediate action in the classroom.

To date, Teachly has been used by over 75 faculty members in over 100 classrooms at the Harvard Kennedy School. We now have ongoing pilots at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and at the Harvard School of Public Health. We have also worked to make Teachly available to any instructor who would like to use it with our Open Teachly app, in keeping with our mission to make all classrooms more inclusive and equitable. We have had instructors pilot Open Teachly at UC Irvine, the University of Minnesota, and other institutions.

Our Team

Victoria Barnum

Project Manager

Dan Levy

Co-Creator & Faculty Pioneer

Karti Subramanian


Teddy Svoronos

Co-Creator & Faculty Pioneer


We are grateful to the Harvard Kennedy School, the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP), The Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), the Harvard School of Public Health, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education for financial support of our pilots. We are also grateful to many individuals who made Teachly possible. They include, but are not limited to: Evan Abramsky, Louise Baldwin, Jennifer Betancourt, Iris Bohnet, Josh Bookin, Suzanne Cooper, Doug Elmendorf, Archon Fung, Jaime Goldstein, Mae Klinger, Amelia Knudson, Andy Levi, Don Oppenheimer, Kristin Sullivan, Ian Tosh, and Janney Wilson. We are especially grateful to Sarah Hamma who was instrumental in Teachly’s growth and development. We are also grateful to the faculty members participating in all our pilots, and to the members of their respective teaching teams. Finally, we are grateful to the software firm Zagaran, especially to Alvin Siu and Aaron Klein, for developing the current version of Teachly and for being great partners in our efforts to help faculty teach more effectively and inclusively.