Anirban Bhattacharyya joined Transcend to work with and learn from some of the most innovative educators and schools in the country. Anirban supports schools on their innovation journey through R&D cycles.
Before joining Transcend, Anirban was a consultant/contractor with CA Group, Relay Graduate School of Education, LEAP Innovations, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Leading Educators. Anirban spent eleven years working at the KIPP charter school network, first as a math and special education teacher and Director of Instructional Technology at KIPP Chicago and then as the national Digital Learning Director at KIPP Foundation. He is also a steering committee member of the Community of Innovative Practice, a group of education leaders that were supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Christensen Institute, and NewSchools Venture Fund to collaborate on educational technology, blended learning, and personalized learning.
Anirban began his career as a high school science and special education teacher in Saint Louis Public Schools with Teach For America after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science. He also earned an MA in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Learning Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin. He lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and three children, and enjoys listening to and playing music, cooking, and making his family laugh.