Meet the Team


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Alex McAdams
Technical Support and Customer Relations Manager Read bio

Alex hails from New York City and Maine and her background working with educational art institutions and social justice based organizations has built the foundation for her place at Burke Software and Consulting. She is passionate about open access to educational tools and the combination of art and technology.

When she isn’t working, Alex spends her time cooking, walking her dog, painting and editing documentary video.

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Brendan Berkley
Front End Web Developer Read bio

Brendan's passion for Web design was sparked by a summer class that yielded a Star Wars fan page. Over time, he has traded animated "E-mail me" GIFs, background MIDIs, and (reluctantly) <marquee> tags for CSS preprocessors and responsive Web design, and along the way he went to college to study graphic design.

As a result, he loves the open Web, typography, and identity design, and dabbles in the marketing side of things as well. If you'd like to get to know his work better, visit his website or his Twitter account.

Brendan resides just outside of Pittsburgh and thinks that his sports teams are superior to yours.
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David Burke
Founder & Software Engineer Read bio

Founder of Burke Software. David got involved with education technology as a Jesuit Volunteer. He serves as the lead software engineer and was the original developer of Schooldriver and other open source applications. To view some of David’s work, visit the Burke Software GitHub page. David’s open source projects have been downloaded by thousands of people around the world.

David has been quoted in InformationWeek Education for his work building a 25 seat computer lab for $2000 and has been described as a “pioneer in terms of getting educational institutions to rethink how they use technology."

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Marshall Krinitz
IT Director, Cristo Rey New York Read bio

A Linux enthusiast and BIG believer in equitable access to education, Marshall provides desktop support as well as system administration for Burke Software. In his spare time, you can find Marshall taking short naps under tall trees.

Marvin Khywah
IT Technician Read bio

From The Bronx, New York, Marvin comes from a diverse technical background. Although new to working with Linux systems, he is eager to learn and excited to be apart of the team. Currently, he enjoys working with and developing web applications, messing around with game development, and playing online games.

Michelle Jaeger
Software Engineer Read bio

A back-end engineer at Burke Software, Michelle feels fortunate to work for a company that cares deeply about open source software and equitable access to education. When not working, she likes to spend her time enjoying the outdoors or curled up on the couch with a good book and a cat on her lap. She also enjoys taking part in her awesome local Python community!

Quentin Donnellan
Software Engineer Read bio

Quentin comes to BSC from a teaching job, giving the company a greater understanding of and passion for improving software for schools. He's even created his own education solution called Lessonwell, a simple way to put lesson plans online. He's a jack of all trades, doing work on both the back end and front end of our projects.

Quentin resides in Fort Worth, underneath the stars at night that are big and bright.
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Shirley Leu
Copywriter, Illustrator, QA Engineer Read bio

Shirley hails from mystic Louisiana and tries to lend a hand wherever necessary. Having studied mathematics and chemistry, she also enjoys foreign languages and drawing. Shirley is ever-restless in the search for knowledge and new experiences.