Welcome to BrainAhead

The BrainAhead Program emerged from passionate people who share a vision of helping children function at their best so they can navigate our (sometimes challenging) world with greater ease.

Their team, along with the input of educators and administrators, skillfully created an easy to use classroom platform that educators can utilize to create positive changes in their classroom and maximize academic achievement.

Our Team

Rondi Shouse

Chief Executive Officer
With over 20 years of experience in the B2E sector, Rondi leads BrainAhead’s efforts to penetrate the US market. Previously she was a founding member of a company providing Student Information Systems and was instrumental in establishing sales to over 7000 schools in the US. The company was acquired by Pearson Education.

Cally Bailey

BBA, CHC. Cally has spent years studying and practicing a thoroughly researched form of mindfulness, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. Strengthened by her own personal success story of overcoming mental health battles, she was inspired to bring this into classrooms. Cally drives her team with her not-so-good jokes and undying passion.

Laura Dieleman

Chief Science Officer, Co-Founder
BSc. DC. While in the midst of having three children, she developed a growing concern for the increasing challenges children around her were facing. Due to this, Dr. Laura shifted her focus toward neuro-behavioural disorders in children and found an incredible link between learning, movement, behaviour and brain function. We're not sure where BrainAhead would be without Laura. She is a vital organ in developing the course content, leading the research and helping Cally improve her joke literacy.

Kevin Dieleman

Physical Literacy Director
BKin. DC. Focused on proper movement development from infancy to adulthood, with the goal of instilling an active and healthy lifestyle in children and adults. Through his practice and having three children of his own, he understands the positive impacts that proper movement and physical development have on the growing body and brain. In addition to his incredible skillset, Kevin is a friend, teammate and fellow jokster.

Lucas Penney

Head Web Developer
Experienced and passionate software developer who has taken the lead on BrainAhead web development and has made it happen since day one! Lucas greets every challenge with a smile, a "can do" attitude, and a great sense of humour (he laughs at our jokes as well!).

Artiom Shostak

UX Lead/Frontend
Established user experience designer and front-end developer. At BrainAhead, Art is the technology lead, working with the development team and spearheading the UI/UX.

Atlee James

Video Communication Specialist
Over 20 years experience in film/video and animation with extensive experience in the health and fitness industry. Atlee has a passion to tell compelling stories and help with education and child development. Atlee is an indispensable member of the BrainAhead team and brings his passion and positive spirit to every meeting (as well as his trail mix!).

Tanya Baker

Educational Resources Developer
B.Ed. Tanya is a certified teacher with 25 years experience in elementary education. She is passionate about blending mindfulness and brain-based learning approaches; observing growth not only in her students, but her own children, as well. Tanya is an avid lifelong learner, a self-proclaimed doodler, and teacherpreneur of IntergalacticLiteracy.com. She loves creating fun resources to inspire and motivate students and is thrilled to be part of the BrainAhead team!

Rebekah Asselstine

Voiceover Talent
Rebekah is an extremely talented artist who is known for her roles in a number of music videos, commercials, and films, including CWs "Charmed" and "Supergirl", and Hallmarks "Love on the Air, "Tributum", and "Road to Christmas". She is also known for her Voice Over work, playing and representing the role of "Bella" in Universal Motion picture "Barbie Video Game Hero". Rebekah's new venture is joining the BrainAhead Team, and plays the role and voice of "Belle". She is excited to spread awareness and engage kids along with being a part of a strong community that the BrainAhead Team has to offer.

Education Consultants

Clive Heah

Clive is a respected Principal at Cloverdale Catholic School in BC with years of experience in education, as well as a sessional instructor at TWU in the leadership program. Clive has used BrainAhead in his schools since it launched and continues to provide his support and perspective as we continue to develop.

Catherine Hanna

Catherine has extensive experience as a classroom and special education teacher, SFU Faculty Associate and sessional instructor, and as an elementary school principal. She is passionate about learning through the arts as a means to support intellectual, aesthetic and social-emotional development of students. Her work with vulnerable students brings important insights for our program.

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