Jen Lilienstein, Founder
Launched in Spring of 2010, Santa Barbara-based Kidzmet.com weaves together kids’ multiple intelligences, personality types and learning styles to help teachers and parents understand students’ learning preferences so that they can create learning experiences and environments that are as inspiring, engaging and effective as possible for each unique child.
Kidzmet’s Classroom and Campus Accounts help teachers differentiate instruction for their current class mix; segment more compatible breakout groups; and place students with the optimal teachers for the school year.
Kidzmet was recognized by Brett Larson of KillerApps.tv in August as among the “best back to school tech that every parent should consider” and recently won PTPA Media’s coveted 2011 Best Product Award.
Jen Lilienstein leads the Kidzmet team, with 15+ years of experience in marketing, advertising and product development for some of America’s most recognizable brands. Jen’s passion for non-traditional education was sparked while completing her undergraduate senior thesis on Howard Gardner’s theory of Multiple Intelligence and its effect on self-esteem, attendance rates and love of learning in 1994.
At home, Jen is Mom to an extroverted daughter–who loves to dabble in music, swimming, gymnastics, ballet, nature, yoga and art–and an introverted son with a passion for nature, cars, and engineering.