Eric Westendorf
CEO and Co-founder


  • Curriculum
  • Engagement
  • Instructional tools
  • Math
  • Reading and literacy
  • Textbooks
  • Blended learning
  • Classroom technology
  • Education technology

Eric incubated LearnZillion at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, in Washington D.C., where he was Chief Academic Officer and principal. While he was principal, E.L. Haynes posted three-year student achievement gains of 50 percentage points in math and 26 percentage points in reading. Each year the school was named a national Silver Award winning school through the federal Effective Practice grant program. Prior to leading E.L. Haynes, Eric founded a non-profit focused on teacher leadership development; was the Assistant Principal of St. Joseph’s School in Harlem, and taught for seven years in North Carolina, New York, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eric holds a Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy from Princeton University, a Masters in Teaching from Brown University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University. Eric lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children. Eric loves to throw and chase Frisbees. His favorite teacher is Joe Kolman, his history teacher and cross country coach in high school.