Before you read our bios,
we want to tell you our story
We first met as random roommates at the University of Central Florida and we were best friends at first sight! We were both elementary education majors and immediately started collaborating. We constantly planned for our future classrooms and even had the opportunity to teach together during our internships.
Now we both teach elementary school, and even though we’re separated by 300 miles, we collaborate constantly on new innovative ways to teach our kiddos! When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we conquered distance learning together and came up with ways to engage our students from afar. While we missed our students, this experience gave us the idea for EngageBox.
As teachers, we saw a need for kids to stay entertained and continue learning while they are safe-at-home. So we came up with EngageBox, a program that’s fun for kids, easy for parents, and stimulating for growing brains!
Hi, I’m Jess! I am a first grade teacher in Sunrise, FL. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2018 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education, an Elementary Reading Endorsement, and an English as a Second Language Certification. I have been working with energetic six- and seven-year olds in the most engaging ways possible. Previously, I was the Program Coordinator at a sleep-away camp, where I learned how to design interesting and innovative activities to keep kids moving, thinking, working together, and having fun. I love working with kiddos and hope to encourage every child I meet to become a life-long learner! Find me on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube at Engage in Elementary!
Hey there, I’m Mallory! I am a first grade teacher in Orlando, FL. I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2016 with a Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education, an Elementary Reading Endorsement, and an English as a Second Language Certification. In my teaching career, I have worked with students with all kinds of abilities and needs. One thing that remains constant among all students is the need for an engaging curriculum. It is my hope as an educator to show my students that learning not only can be fun, but is supposed to be fun! I am excited to reach more students through EngageBox!
Hi, I’m Harley and I’m the Chief Happiness Officer at EngageBox! I love long walks and hanging with my family as they embark on this new and exciting adventure. My dad helps with the business-y stuff. I have a Master’s Degree in Fun and I look forward to applying my skills at EngageBox!
We used our experience as teachers to create EngageBox!
We worked hard to integrate educational standards into fun and engaging projects for elementary school kids at all grade levels.