A specialist in building inexpensive yet robust tools suitable for the challenging conditions of classrooms in the developing world, Simon Richmond designs technology-based educational interventions for marginalized and underserved populations.
Richmond’s accomplishments include the creation of computer-based tools to ensure fidelity of training and coaching in low-resource environments, helping teachers evaluate and improve their teaching, providing reading practice for students using EDC’s signature Read Right Now early literacy programming, and making it easier for teachers to get actionable feedback about student performance. He has supported EDC programs in Zambia, the Philippines, Mali, and Malawi and was chief of party for EDC’s Tikwere! project in Malawi, which used interactive radio instruction to broadcast lessons to 2 million students and 20,000 teachers daily.
Richmond holds a PhD in Urban Services with a concentration in Education Technology from Old Dominion University.