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Advisory Regarding Coronavirus COVID-19

In order to deliver the best and safest program for our students, all programs will move to online learning for Summer 2020. We are excited to deliver dynamic and engaging courses and cocurricular activities online. Applications remain open, and we encourage students to apply. Learn More.
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Reshan Richards


Dr. Reshan Richards is the Director of Studies at New Canaan Country School and co-founder of Explain Everything, a software company where he has served as Chief Learning Officer and Chief Executive Officer. At Columbia University, he is adjunct assistant professor at Teachers College and lecturer at the School of Professional Studies. His research has included studies on formative assessment, education technology, and non-profit leadership and his work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, The International Journal of Instructional Media, and The Journal of Ubiquitous Computing.  Reshan's books include 2019's Make Yourself Clear: How to use a Teaching Mindset to Listen, Understand, Explain Everything, and Be Understood  (2019) and Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off (2016), both published by Wiley. Reshan co-authors a leadership column on EdSurge, an online publication whose readership includes thought leaders in education, business, and government policy.


  • Ed.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ed.M., Harvard University
  • B.A., Columbia University