Our Team

Our team includes dynamic leadership and thousands of online and in-person educators across the country—all dedicated to helping children, students and school partners grow and thrive. Learn more about our team below or meet our advisory board.


Michael Maloney, Founder & CEO
Michael Kocorowski, Chief Financial Officer
Don Scheeler, President, Behavior Intervention and Corporate Development

Justin Funches, President, Autism Services

Carmen Howard, Vice President, Human Resources
Russell Lum, Vice President, Technology



Michael Maloney


Michael is the founder and CEO of Learn It Systems. With more than 15 years of experience in the educational services sector, Michael previously directed all national school partnership development activities for Catapult Learning, a division of Sylvan Learning, and led the establishment of the company’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) supplemental services programs in more than 50 school districts nationwide. Prior to his education work, Michael worked at the Smithsonian Institution where he steered the production of more than 150 educationally-focused recordings, including six Grammy Award nominated and three Grammy Award winning recordings.  Michael is passionate about education and lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and three children. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Catholic University of America.

Don Scheeler


Don oversees all specialized services at Learn It Systems. He brings to the company more than 25 years of experience in operations, finance, and human resources in the education industry. Don spent 15 years with the Sylvan/Educate family of companies and served as the President and CEO of Progressus Therapy (a national provider of school-based therapy) and the General Manager for the higher education startup 2U (formerly 2tor). Don holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Maryland and a Masters in Business Management from the Johns Hopkins University.

Justin Funches


Justin is the President of Autism Services with Learn It where he manages portions the organization’s autism business and also leads company-wide marketing and strategic partnership efforts. He previously served as a Vice President with Progressus Therapy, a national provider of school-based therapy, and chairman of the Boston Preparatory Public Charter School. Justin holds an Masters in Business Administration and Bachelors of Arts in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.

Carmen Howard


Carmen leads Learn It Systems’ talent management efforts, including recruitment, training, and staff development. Prior to joining Learn It in 2014, Carmen held senior HR leadership positions at Tissue Banks International, AAI Corporation, PayPal and Educate/Sylvan. Carmen holds a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Old Dominion University.

Russell Lum


Russell oversees all aspects of technology at Learn It Systems, including vision, strategy, and execution across its many divisions. He brings to the job 22 years of information technology experience in K-12 education, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and telecommunications. Prior to joining Learn It, Russell was the Executive Director of Technology for Education Station, a division of Educate, Inc. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from West Virginia University and holds the Microsoft certifications MCP, MCSD, and MCAD.