Teachable isn’t sponsored by government or big business.  We are a social enterprise, backed by contributing teachers and educators, and we rely on other teachers and schools to support us financially. was started in September 2007 as a way to encourage sharing of high-quality learning resources by rewarding those teachers that produce the best and most popular files.  We charge for files so that we can ensure quality for our members, along with paying for a reliable website.

Our big vision is that within a few years we can put together the largest and most useful collection of English-language teaching materials on the web, and make them available at low-cost to teachers all over the world.  We believe that through the efforts of thousands of individual teachers, we can create a facility which is easier-to-use and broader than any single school or district site.

At the moment, we are a small and dedicated team. The best way to get more involved is to contribute files, but please see our current job vacancies as well.

To keep the costs as low as possible for teachers we are a virtual organisation, with contributors and editors based in schools and universities all over the UK.

Meet the team

Edward Upton – CEO

Edward founded and is responsible for developing the features and content on the site.  Before starting Teachable, Edward worked as an IT and strategy consultant for a number of media companies.  LinkedIn

Violetta Konar – Operations Manager

Violetta worked as a publicist before pursuing BSc Communications and Media at the University of Leicester, which included PR work in Moscow. After obtaining her degree, Violetta worked for the University’s Press Office before moving to London and joining Teachable. LinkedIn

Jeroen Hermkens – Chief Designer

Jeroen has helped many Dutch and international companies build products for the web, and teaches User Experience design at University of California Los Angeles.

Otto Villarin – Lead Web Developer

Otto has developed dozens of education related websites and applications over 10 years. He studied computer science at the University of Havana.

Pavi Rajamurugan – Web Developer

Pavi studied information technology at Anna University in Chennai, and has worked as a web developer in the UK for 3 years – alongside looking after her 1 year old son.

Mark Blythe

Mark Blythe – Front End Developer

Mark is responsible for maintaining the look and feel of the Teachable website, alongside studying website development at Southampton Solent university.

Julia Dance

Julia Dance – Marketing Manager

Julia has run many marketing campaigns for Collins Education over 5 years, and now helps us reach out to our teaching community in many creative ways.

Abigail Laing – Science Editor

Abi edits our science resources and holds a degree in Human Sciences from Oxford University.

Susan Byrne – Maths Editor

Susan has taught maths for 30 years, and has used computers in her teaching from the first RM 380Zs in the 1970’s. She runs her own business, Mathswizards, which is an extended schools activity for primary children.

Ranjeet Guptara – Co-founder and R.E. advisor

Ranjeet studied Theology at Oxford University and has been involved in a number of Christian teaching organisations in the UK, Ireland and Switzerland.

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