Who we are
Founded in 2004 in Bristol (UK) by a pioneering group of teachers with the goal of providing more opportunities for more teachers to transform their practice through creative uses of technology. We believe that ICT could have a greater impact in education if teachers were better supported and equipped with the skills required to make critical decisions on how to use technology to improve learning outcomes for students.
We have developed into a highly regarded and vastly experienced international consultancy body with associates based around the world, supporting us in meeting the needs of education and technology developments across the globe.
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Adrian is a former English teacher and senior school manager. His school based experience also included managing the professional development of pre-service teachers and driving the use of technology in the classroom. In the late '90s he was a fellow of Bristol University as part of a government funded research project into technology and education. This triggered his interest in the potential of technology to improve learning outcomes and the implications on the role of teachers and education systems.
Role in Imagine: Works closely with Imagine's key clients to ensure that their objectives are understood and fulfilled. Alongside this role, Adrian continues to deliver teacher training and provide strategic advice to clients to ensure that real impact remains the key success factor of all Imagine's engagements.
Favourite subject in school"English Literature as I hoped to become an author. Despite my passion for technology, holding a book in my hand still brings more pleasure than holding a mouse!"
Baldev started his working life as a cancer researcher and after 7 years decided it was time for change. He trained to be a teacher and worked in a secondary school as teacher of science and then as head of ICT. (information communication technology). He loved working with young people and felt that every day was learning experience. This feeling has not changed since joining Imagine. His two minutes of fame were being on TV for winning the national teacher for year for innovation in education.
Role in Imagine: Baldev manages the education development and training programs in the company. This allows him to work across the company on a number of exciting projects, working with a talented team. So far, Baldev has trained teachers in nearly 25 countries worldwide and continues to support teacher training and providing strategic advice to clients.
Favourite subject in school: "Science. My father was a science teacher and he inspired me to learn science. I always loved the practical side of the subject!"
Frank started teaching after a career in advertising and new media. His role in leading an ICT department gave him a crucial insight into curriculum delivery, mentoring and coaching. Working across a range of schools, he saw how good teaching combined with creativity and a logical approach led to motivated students and increased progress in the classroom.
An interest in astronomy saw his skills in teaching, design and interactivity combine to produce a 200 page web resource for GCSE Astronomy, used by teachers and students across the UK.
His professional interests include virtual learning environments, accessibility and anything that combines a creative and technical approach to delivering learning.
Role in Imagine: Working with Schools and Clients to not only deliver resources but to deliver the delivery of them.
Favourite subject at school:"Geography. I had a teacher who made the subject come alive, was a gifted communicator and taught with passion."
Andy joined Imagine Education as his first job in 2010 straight after finishing his 'A-Levels' and 'Further Education' courses at his secondary school in Bristol where he also met Frank Ward who he now works with at Imagine Education.
Role in Imagine: Creating the front/back-end software and websites for many of the projects Imagine Education publishes. In addition he contributes to many of the computer services that Imagine Education provides and generally helps with any of the computer related tasks.
Favourite subject: "English - I really liked anything that used any sort of imagination and could show people's true potential through words. I always loved the thought of being able to create an entire world from a pen and piece of paper."
Tracy Immel has demonstrated a passion for education and the role that ICT can play to help teachers transform the teaching and learning process throughout her 20 year career. She has worked as a Director of Technology and as a technology in learning consultant. During her 12 year career at Microsoft Corporation, Tracy focused her energy on education as well. In Microsoft's Unlimited Potential Group she worked with underserved communities around the world to lessen the digital divide. Before leaving Microsoft, she was Global Director for K-12 Teacher Professional Development and Training resources, where working with global subject matter experts and a multi-stakeholder public, private partnership created an ELearning Curriculum and Certification offering for educators.
Tracy's deep business, marketing and management experience make her an asset for companies who desire to impact teaching and learning through ICT and teacher professional development, need strategic marketing consulting, program management, or facilitation of public private partnerships that deliver results.
Favorite Subject at School: "In school I didn't have a favorite subject, but did have favorite learning moments. They were the moments where teachers challenged me to think differently, to be open to new ways of looking at the world and to push myself to go beyond what was minimally required. In short, they are the ones who made me a "lifelong learner"".
Samer is a Lebanese university graduate, holding master's degree in pure mathematics. He is a mathematics teacher and coordinator at secondary school level since 1997. His valuable school based experience and workshops attendance enriched him with the required skills to be a professional trainer.
He is a Math trainer in the Educational Center of Research and Development since 2005, and an ICT trainer in the British Council. Samer considers Imagine Education support for integrating technologies into high school classrooms the main role driver for his use of this system in his training.
Favorite Subject at School: "Mathematics. For me it is an endlessly intriguing subject, as the discipline appears limitless allowing so much scope for further study and research. Having a talent for the subject and relishing the challenge for problem solving, there was no doubt that mathematics was to be my career for life."