About 2018-02-27T07:35:51+00:00

Meet the Quick Key Team

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Isaac
CEO
walter
Walter

Co-Founder

shawn
Shawn

VP Sales

Julie-N
Julie

Marketing Director

Ben
Ben

CFO (Part Time)

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Arash

Chief Technology Officer

stephanie
Stephanie

Controller

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Jeff

Architect

Amy
Amy

Engineer

paul
Paul

Project Manager

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Terng

Engineer

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Ek

Engineer

Our Promise

Our promise

When you partner with us we stand by you every step of the way. We set up your school or district account, we train your teachers, we walk your organization step by step through the implementation process, and we handle all of the support. Quick Key integrates seamlessly into existing systems so that technology departments are not impacted, and your teachers get the tools they need while reducing their workload.

– Walter Duncan, Co-Founder, Quick Key & Design by Educators, Inc.

Join Quick Key co-founder Walter Duncan on twitter and ask him anything you would like. His handle is @4_teachers, he enjoys talking about Blooms Taxonomy, Formative Assessment, and Project Based Learning with educators around the globe.

The Quick Key Story

2013

Quick Key is founded by Walter Duncan and Isaac D. Van Wesep, who build the first Quick Key Mobile Grading App for iOS with the help of hundreds of teachers on Kickstarter. Their mission: use cutting edge mobile technology to ensure all students worldwide have access to the benefits of rapid formative assessment, regardless of their access to hardware and Internet.

2014

Quick Key moves on to Android devices. Cameron Ehrlich, one of Walter’s former students now studying Comp Sci at U.C. Berkeley, joins the team to help build the software. Cameron recruits a friend – Paul Deardorff – to help out, too. The garage is a rockin’

2015

Quick Key launches its first paid level of service for teachers called Quick Key Pro. Cameron and Paul build the ability to manage rapid formative assessments and data at the organizational level. Shawn Rosenberger joins the team as Vice President for Sales.

2016

Quick Key begins selling to schools and districts, and adds a student device assessment app – QK 121 – for rapid digital assessment on mobile and Chromebook. The Company hires a full-time professional software engineering team.

2017

Quick Key triples annual revenue and renews 91% of its school and district business. Customers’ state test data confirms that switching to Quick Key made their PLC and RTI processes more efficient and effective, leading to significant measurable gains in learning, student engagement, and test scores. The Company is accepted to Cohort 4 of the TiE Boston Scale Up accelerator.

2018

Arash Danaie joins the team as CTO. Jeff Bennet joins as Senior Software Architect. Julie Niesen joins as Director of Marketing. The Company hires Ben Robinson and his team at Driven Insights as part-time CFO. The Company is invited to a 6-month residency at GSV Labs in Boston.

CBS News Video: Quick Key

CBS Boston news coverage of Quick Key App

Our Customers

Spotlight on Quick Key Power Teacher and Vanguard Ambassador Cher Wheeler

My favorite thing about teaching is fostering a love of literature in my students. I love to see them get excited about a great story or poem and hearing their literature discussions energizes me.

I love the formative feedback that is provided instantly with Quick Key’s teacher tools because it helps me quickly address areas of weakness.

Students love getting a score instantly while the information is fresh on their minds, so that they can make corrections and ask questions.

Quick Key is invaluable for both students and teachers!

Cher Wheeler
WJMS, 6th Grade ELA 
BCPS, Mythology 101 and Mythology Honors (online courses) 
NBCT

What the press are saying

sharing our passion for closing the digital divide

Tech Crunch

“It’s rare to see an app go so viral so quickly and it’s a testament to the dedication of a group of teachers and entrepreneurs that they’ve been able to go from zero to viral in a few short hours.” Read more

Technotopia

Guys like Walter Duncan know what they’re talking about when it comes to ed-tech. Before becoming co-founder of Quick Key, Duncan spent years teaching in schools public and private and knows what teachers deal with on a daily basis. Listen to the Podcast

Venture-fizz

Venture Fizz

Going back and forth to a Scantron machine that is on its last legs, and doesn’t even give me the data I sorely need is too inefficient when it can all be done on a phone in an instant.” Read More

edsurge

EdSurge

“…teachers are loving it … Istanbul teacher Younis Aydin recently used the app to grade 400 exams in less than an hour. It ain’t called “quick” for nothing!” Read more

District Administration

“Quick Key Mobile helps teachers improve student performance without teaching to the test” Read more

Education World

“the new app Quick Key is spreading like wildfire in classrooms across the country.” Read more

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