John Danner is the co-Founder and CEO of Zeal Learning, focusing on low-cost technology-enabled on-demand tutoring, working with students for whom the current education system is not working. Previously, John was co-Founder and CEO of Rocketship Education, which originated the concept of blended schools combining online and classroom learning. John was a fifth and second grade public school teacher before starting Rocketship.
John’s first startup was NetGravity, the first Internet adserver company, where he was co-Founder and CEO. John took NetGravity public in 1998 and sold the company in 1999. John has a B.S. and M.S. Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and a M.Ed. in Education Policy from Vanderbilt University. He is an Aspen Institute Crown Fellow, Ashoka Fellow, and was the 2010 winner of the McNulty Prize for Social Entrepreneurship from the Aspen Institute.