INTERACT123 is transforming education by integrating a learning science approach into course design, redesign, and teaching across online, blended, and onsite education that builds upon the human learning process and fosters deeper learning, neuroplasticity, and student success.
INTERACT123's application is designed by and for educators to support active learning, multi-modality feedback, Universal Design for Learning, Inclusive Teaching, and dynamic assessment to meet student learning outcomes.
INTERACT123's application enables educators to support quality, innovation, and engagement while balancing content, workload, and cognitive load in alignment with CLEAR Course DesignTM.
CLEAR Course DesignTM
Regular & Substantive
Enable and empower all educators to map, design, and teach dynamic courses that balance content, workload, and cognitive load to support engagement, mastery, competencies, and transfer of learning across real-world contexts in alignment with the pillars of CLEAR Course DesignTM: Credit hour, Licensure, Engagement, Accreditation, Regular & Substantive Interaction
Transform education by preparing and supporting a sustainable global workforce through empowering all educators to unlock the human potential of every student through a pioneering application and professional development aligned with the neuroscience of learning
We inspire innovation.
We promote neuroplasticity through course design, instruction, and engagement across real-world contexts.
We embrace accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We impact the lives of educators, students, communities, and the workforce.
We live our Mission.
Our team includes diverse and neurodivergent educators with professional backgrounds in instruction, instructional design, and administration from across higher education and K-12 education. Team members have expertise in online, blended, and onsite education, curriculum design, and neuroeducation. Team members also have extensive experience across disciplines working with regulations, accreditation, credit hour policy, and Regular & Substantive Interaction.
Our team is committed to our Mission, Vision, and Values which are core to transforming education and our global workforce through empowered educators and students.
INTERACT123 is committed to ensuring that our products and services are usable and accessible by all individuals. Accessibility, inclusion, and equity are core to our Mission, Vision, and Values.
INTERACT123 supports WCAG 2.1 Level AA, including screen readers and keyboard navigation. See our Voluntary Product Accessibility Template® (VPAT).
INTERACT123 supports and celebrates an inclusive work environment in which diversity, equity, and belonging are central to our ethos in which our employees and clients feel valued, respected, and appreciated.
From single users and institutional subscriptions to grants
“This tool is vitally important. There is a big gap in faculty time estimate and actual student time for completion of these assignments.”- Instructional Designer
Judson leads business development for both higher education and K-12 education, overseeing strategy development, budget management, and marketing. He collaborates with functional teams to execute growth initiatives and manage clients. Judson guides market strategies for multiple products in various segments and supports long-term growth with the executive team. With over 20 years of experience in higher education, Judson has led marketing and business development nationally and internationally and is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Judson Epperly, PhD, MBA
Nan is responsible for managing fiscal operations, accounting, and human resources. Nan works with the executive team to advise on financial planning, reporting, partnerships, and grants. She collaborates on developing plans for financial and strategic management to support business growth. Nan has 30+ years working with corporations and non-profit organizations nationally and internationally.
Nan Miller, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Begüm oversees education, research, and communications. She develops educational materials, conducts research, and collaborates on various publications. Begüm also reviews content related to grants and educational policy. She works with the INTERACT123 executive team on branding, marketing campaigns, and accessibility.
Education, Research & Communications
Melissa Schmitz, EdD, has over 25 +years of experience in public and private education. She is an experienced leader of educational change and organizational development. Melissa's expertise is in professional development, creativity, curriculum design, and sustainable practices. Melissa has worked across PK-12 education and higher education to support student success and faculty/teacher retention through innovative programs and training.
Melissa Schmitz, Ed.D.
Education & Training
Karyn is responsible for partnerships with nursing schools and colleges. She oversees research projects and advises the INTERACT123 team on institutional relationships, research opportunities, and grants. She has 30+ years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and administrator with expertise in online learning, accreditation, and evaluation. Karyn is also a US veteran with 40+ years in nursing.
Karyn Holt, PhD, RN, CNM, ANEF
Institutional Partnerships & Research
Madison directs all publishing and communications, including the INTERACT123 monograph series, research round-up, blogs, and website. She collaborates on marketing, research, and grants with the executive team, leading the development of education-related products and editorial reviews. Additionally, Madison works on branding, social media presence, marketing campaigns, trademark applications, and accessibility.
Publishing & Communications
Alethea Wright, EdD, is an Associate for Education & Training. She has over 25+ years of experience in education in teaching, administration, and business leadership. Alethea's professional background includes professional development for teachers, administrators, and parents/caregivers. Alethea has extensive experience working with underserved and at-promise populations to support student success.
Alethea Wright, Ed.D
Education & Training
Sara Monroy Huddleston is an Associate for Education & Training. Sara brings over 30+ years of working with cultural competency and programming for culturally diverse populations and marginalized communities. Fluent in Spanish and English, Sara has worked with professional areas including education, business, medical, legal, and government institutions.
Sara Monroy Huddleston
Education & Training
Kristen is the Founder of INTERACT123 and advises its leadership team. She has 25+ years of experience in teaching, instructional design, and assessment in K-12 and higher education. She has worked in senior administration positions within private, public, and for-profit higher education institutions, Kristen's expertise includes online education, program and faculty development, curriculum and instruction, accreditation, and Regular & Substantive Interaction . Kristen has designed neuroscience-based professional development programs for educators in the US and internationally.
Kristen Betts, Ed.D.
Founder & Advisor