Our Educational Team
CEO and brother of founder Chip Gracey, Ken has put Parallax education at the forefront of his priorities. Ken’s vision and direction has lead Parallax to become the dedicated educational institution it is today. He started with the Stamps in Class series, putting Boe-Bot Robots in the hands of teachers all across the Unites States. Today, you will still find him working tirelessly with educators to ensure that they are set up for success with top-of-the-line hardware and thoughtfully-written tutorials for the classroom.
When he’s not handling technical questions by email or supporting customers over the phone, Miguel is working hard to ensure that Educators are getting the best from Parallax. Knowledgeable, thorough, and thoughtful he is in the thick of Technical Support. Miguel uses his electronic’s prowess to guide others towards working solutions for their projects in classrooms and for their homes. He is familiar with our products and how they can be used to outfit any learning environment.
Stephanie is the editor and author of many of the tutorials and texts we’re proud to offer online for students, teachers, and self-learners everywhere. She is a guiding hand to the entire department, and instrumental in helping Parallax achieve its educational goals. She lends her skills towards pushing Parallax forward by overseeing product development, asking the tough questions, and keeping our focus on the intended destination. Stephanie is also a great point of contact for new and returning educators, as her knowledge of our history and products is beneficial when answering questions or helping educators fulfill their classroom goals.
We’ll admit it. We borrowed Matt from his career as an educator and administrator. But it was for a good cause! Currently from Oregon, he’s an excellent complement to our Education team, bringing years of real-world education experience to our products, software, and tutorials. Matt has returned to the classroom, making good use of the STEM education tools and tutorials he helped create. He remains a Parallax ally with continued contributions to our BlocklyProp system and with teaching Educator Courses.
Engineer and author of many of the educational textbooks students have learned from over the years, Andy played the pivotal role in bringing our educational vision to life. Nearly all of what you read on our Learn website or in our educational textbooks comes directly from, or is inspired by Andy’s work. As anyone who has ever read his books will attest, Andy’s writing is diligent and multi-faceted; he will always endeavor to provide simple functionality and thoughtful-design in his code and in his lessons. The success we and our teachers enjoy in educator’s courses is due in large part to Andy’s influence and design, and he is a very valued member of our team.
As a college student Jeff learned and mastered the BASIC Stamp 1 and soon after took a job supporting it and other products here at Parallax. He's worked in tech support, IT, management, and now in our R & D department as Senior Software Engineer. If you're enjoying programming with BlocklyProp, Jeff is one of the people you can thank! Jeff is kind and considerate person. His patience level for answering questions and providing design assistance is extraordinary by most measures. Jeff's personal hobbies include cycling, camping, kayaking and enjoying time spent with family.