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    Our Team

    Ellimaija Ahonen CEO Co-founder
    Ellimaija Ahonen
    CEO, Co-founder
    ellimaija.ahonen@lessonapp.fi

    Our CEO, Co-Founder Ellimaija is responsible for business development, partner and investor relations and leading the team.
    You get her attention immediately when talking about sustainability and impact in education. This cheerful lady loves to spend time in nature, relax at the summer cottage, pick mushrooms and travel with her family. She believes that service to humanity is the best work of life.

    Johanna Järvinen-Taubert
    Pedagogy, Co-founder
    johanna.jarvinen-taubert@lessonapp.fi

    Johanna is a LessonApp co-founder and together with her colleagues responsible for the pedagogical development of LessonApp. She is a teacher, a teacher trainer and an educator who has trained teachers from all over the world. Her passion is promoting learning and empowering teachers. Moreover, she loves to travel and spend time in her family’s summer house. Other interests? Sustainable development, old houses, art, interior design, nature, hiking, good food.

    Johanna Järvinen-Taubert Pedagogy Co-founder
    Päivi Valtonen Pedagogy Co-founder
    Päivi Valtonen
    Pedagogy, Co-founder
    paivi.valtonen@lessonapp.fi

    Päivi is a co-founder and pedagogical expert with a background in educational research. She is interested in teaching methods, especially in co-operative practices. She was born in the archipelago of the Gulf of Finland, and she is an islander by heart. She is a homebody, but enjoys going out and travelling in Italy with her family. She defines teaching as helping work: teaching is helping others to develop and succeed.

    Tuomas Taubert
    Software develoment, Co-founder
    tuomas.taubert@lessonapp.fi

    Our CTO and co-founder Tuomas works with everything technical in LessonApp. As our main coder he is responsible for the technical development and is all the time working with the team to create new features to LessonApp. He has studied both software development and pedagogy, and is finishing his Master's studies. Outside of work and studies, he likes to run in the forest orienteering, or play board or computer games with his friends.

    Tuomas Taubert Software Development Co-founder
    Meri Ahonen Web Development Co-founder
    Meri Ahonen
    Web development, Co-founder
    meri.ahonen@lessonapp.fi

    Meri is a math, chemistry, physics and computer science teacher in upper secondary school in Finland. As a LessonApp co-founder she participates in product development and updates social media and website. In her free time she enjoys playing frisbeegolf and hunting down monsters in fantasy worlds both on the internet and on game board.