What could be more important to me than my child's healthy
and happy development?
Parents + TotSpark:
Giving your children
what they need.
Our products, created and designed entirely by us, are based on the important cognitive and psychological research in the field of early childhood education. Our play learning tools were created and developed with children’s healthy learning, development, self-confidence and resilience in mind.
Our Family Team
Susan is a former New York City School Principal who has Master's degrees in Education and in English literature from the University of Pennsylvania.
Earlier in her career she was an English, reading and EFL teacher and then school administrator.
For many years, Susan lived in Florence, Italy, where she became fluent in Italian and taught English at the University of Florence.
Her expertise is in English language arts and literacy and in bilingual education.
Stephen Stearn, Ph.D.
Steve is a scientist who has a Ph.D. in chemistry. He taught at Fordham University and at the City University of New York and was a consultant on technology based business development.
He also worked in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries and
was a consultant to New York State’s Centers For Advanced Technology at Cornell University and at The State Universities at Buffalo and Stony Brook.
While attending graduate school, Steve taught chemistry to young children and teens as well as to college students. This sparked his interest in the basis of conceptual learning and in the best ways to nurture children’s motivation and intellectual curiosity.
Carson has been deeply involved in all aspects of the development of the company from concept to launch including strategic planning, marketing, graphics, website design and building, and the conceptualization, design and realization of our products. He also created one of our characters, wrote the story for it, and created the initial illustrations.
Carson's international education in NY, Italy, and Hong Kong has provided him with a strong understanding of the global marketplace. Besides English, his native language, he is fluent in Italian.