Meet the Professional Development Team
Dr. Denine Jimmerson is the Executive Director of Curriculum & Design who specializes in creating and implementing curriculum and instruction that is focused on the engagement of creative thinking. She is a professor, researcher, and professional development expert who specializes in bringing creativity to the teaching and learning process. Denine’s experience stems from 20 years of experience in the field of youth services and urban education, working with districts across nation to bring 21st century skills to the classroom.
At FableVision Learning, Denine oversees the design and implementation of the evaluation and measurement of our creative learning programs - from rubric-based tools and scoring guides to online reporting systems. She will collaborate with each district’s existing curriculum and evaluation teams – customizing the approach based on each school’s unique needs and help you implement the Creativity Maker Suite into your classroom.
Dr. Peggy Healy Stearns is a children’s software designer and led the design of Fab@School Maker Studio. She is an educator, author, and the designer of eight other award-winning children’s software programs, including Stationery Studio®, The Graph Club®, Neighborhood MapMachine™, and Community Construction Kit®. Peggy draws on 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher and technology specialist.
Paul A. Reynolds serves as CEO of FableVision Learning. He presides over a growing team of passionate, dedicated media, design, technology and research specialists. Paul has helped build the multimillion-dollar firm into an internationally recognized multimedia developer and publisher, with partnerships, strategic alliances and clients across many industries - broadcast, museum, institutional, K12, educational publishing, technology and research (PBS, Sesame Street, National Academy of Sciences, Pearson, Scott Foresman, Jim Henson Productions, KCET, Cisco Systems, MIT, Maryland Public TV, etc.) Paul oversees creative strategy on all major initiatives to blueprint projects, as well as overseeing the many teams who execute on that vision.
Richard Tavener is an Emmy®-award winning documentary film producer and co-founder of The Imagine it! Project, multimedia curriculum for teachers to integrate the process of creative and critical thinking in the classroom. Richard is CEO and principal instructor for Fused Learning, the art of science education through constructivist learning. Richard’s experience expanded to include The Virtual Brain, connecting neuroscience with art and music in education. Richard assembled a network of STEAM education thought leaders including Blue Man Group, Pixar Animation Studios, MIT, X-PRIZE Foundation, Smithsonian, Lincoln Center Institute, Sally Ride Science, The National Academy of Engineering and Stanford University, among others. Richard builds strategic partnerships for The Reynolds Center TLC, West Coast, North American markets. Richard along his wife Amy and daughter Q live in Carmel, California.
William Levin creates cartoons, music and videos that have been featured on The New York Times, Sesame Street, ABC Good Morning America, CNBC, and in film festivals. William was inducted into the Writers Guild of America, East in 2009, was a writer for Shalom Sesame, and is a member of ASCAP. In 2010 and 2011, Levin met with members of Congress in Washington, DC, as a representative of WGA East and Sesame Workshop, to advocate for increased federal funding of public media and Children's Educational Programs on PBS. He currently works with FableVision and NYC Department of Education, District 75, training teachers and special needs students how to animate.
Hannah O'Neal is an artist and animator at FableVision Studios. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design, where she graduated with a bachelor’s in animation. Since arriving at FableVision, she has worked on animation for The North Star film and several games and websites, such as Jim Henson's Dinosaur Train.