Leadership Team

Michael Delman, CEO

Michael provides the guiding vision for Beyond BookSmart and has pioneered our revolutionary approach to teaching students Executive Function skills.

Michael Delman, CEO of Beyond BookSmart

Massachusetts Distinguished Educator Michael Delman founded Beyond BookSmart in 2006 and serves as its CEO. An educator since 1991, Michael’s primary mission has always been to make learning relevant and to help young people discover and develop their strengths. His undergraduate degree is from Brown University and he earned his Master’s in Education from Lesley University.

Michael is a pioneer and leader in the area of Executive Function coaching. He originated the application of Dr. James Prochaska’s Transtheoretical Model of Change to help students improve academic performance. Beyond BookSmart's adaptation of this evidence-based model of behavior change has been endorsed by Dr. Prochaska.

A dynamic presenter, Michael has presented at conferences such as The Learning Disabilities Association of America, the 2018 International Conference on ADHD, Lynn University Transitions Conference,  Association of Experiential Education, Independent Educational Consultants Association, Parents of Accelerated Learners in NYC, and to numerous neuropsychological practices and schools throughout the United States. He has been featured in The Times of London, CBS Boston affiliate WBZ TV, and dozens of media outlets across the country. In 2018, he published his first book, Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: Building the Executive Function Skills Your Child Needs in the Age of Attention, which gained critical acclaim from Kirkus Reviews and BookLife.

With hundreds of trained Executive Function coaches, Beyond BookSmart has branches in New England, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Florida.  Michael has also led the way in establishing on-line Executive Function coaching both nationally and internationally.

Michael is the co-founder of the McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School in Framingham, Massachusetts, a middle school in its 15th year of operation teaching over 350 students through the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school model. He served as McAuliffe’s founding principal. Prior to that, Michael taught in the Southborough Public Schools for eight years, during which time he received the Anti-Defamation League’s Teacher Incentive Award for creating a superior learning environment for his students.  

Rachel Krompinger, COO

Rachel orchestrates all essential operations at Beyond BookSmart: from client services to coach development and research, she ensures a positive experience for all.

Rachel Krompinger, COO of Beyond BookSmart

COO Rachel Krompinger worked for nearly ten years at a private special education school for cognitively and emotionally challenged youth outside Philadelphia before joining Beyond BookSmart. Rachel is a certified special education teacher who earned her B.A. in Child Psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University and her M.Ed. in Special Education from Wilmington University. She has accumulated extensive experience working with individuals with pervasive developmental disabilities, such as Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, and in 2006 earned the Teaching-Family Association Distinguished Practitioner Award. She also continues to take coursework in educational leadership at the graduate level in progression towards a second Master’s degree.

Rachel’s role at Beyond BookSmart is to oversee all aspects of the coach’s experience and the continual improvement of Beyond BookSmart’s coaching program including recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, professional development, and retention, as well as overseeing Human Resources.

Larry Kramer, CFO

As the Chief Financial Officer of Beyond BookSmart, Larry provides daily tactical and strategic insight to the valued activities of our mission-driven business.

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Larry also uniquely provides perspective, not only as the CFO, but also as a client whose youngest daughter is a successful recipient of Executive Function coaching. He credits Beyond BookSmart as a large reason for her high school success and admission to Oberlin College in Ohio.

Larry is a Managing Partner of Foundation Management Associates (“FMA”).  FMA provides outsourced bookkeeping to CFO services to small to mid-sized businesses, primarily non-profits but also several for profits, venture firms and venture backed portfolio companies.  Larry, who joined the firm in late 2011, brought to FMA nearly 30 years’ experience in various public and private organizations. He has held key senior financial roles in public companies such as GE and NewsEdge/Thomson, privately owned technology firms, Boston area top tier venture capital firm North Bridge, and Boston money management firm Pioneer Investments in leveraging his accounting, finance, and operations experiences. His education includes GE Financial Management program experience, along with his Boston University MBA, followed his Rutgers University Economics and Finance program.

Larry is an active volunteer and fundraiser with Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation (CCFA), Boston Take Steps Walks, The Pediatric IBD Foundation, and many others. He is also a past Board member of Boston’s Financial Executive International Chapter and its Career Services Committee in helping thousands of individuals in transition.

 

Jackie Hebert, Director of Marketing and Communications

Jackie oversees our website content and all related messaging to create a clear, accurate, and informative picture of the transformative process of coaching.

Jackie Hebert

Jackie Hebert is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Beyond BookSmart. She leads initiatives that drive awareness of the importance of Executive Function skills and the unique role of coaching to help improve the lives of students and adults.

Before joining Beyond BookSmart in 2010, Jackie was a Speech-Language Pathologist at Needham High School. She earned her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her professional background also includes art direction and advertising.

 

John Frank, PhD, Director of Professional Development

John oversees the development of coaching resources and promotes quality control among coaches and supervisors through the use of data tracking and analysis. 

John Frank
John has served as a coach, supervisor, and an intake coordinator for Beyond BookSmart. In addition to coaching and tutoring before joining our team, John graduated from the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at New York University and completed his Internship in Clinical Psychology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. John has previously taught undergraduate courses at New York University on the psychology of human learning, group dynamics, and abnormal psychology. During his training as a counseling psychologist, John treated children, adolescents, and young adults in hospitals, substance abuse clinics, college counseling centers, and community mental health clinics. These various roles have afforded John the opportunity to have experience with crisis management for individuals (and their families) at risk for substance abuse, self-harm, and suicidal behavior. Throughout his career, John has been consistently reminded of the value of empathy and understanding in helping young people overcome obstacles.

Teresa Zawacki-Chapman, Director of Sales

Teresa oversees our Outreach Coordinators and Client Services Team, ensuring that referring professionals and prospective clients are provided with compassionate, informed service.

Teresa Zawacki-Chapman
Teresa Zawacki-Chapman has a passion for training and mentoring teams to build long-lasting relationships with trust to provide the best solutions for families and students. A native of Rochester, NY, Teresa earned her BS in Psychology and Sociology from Ithaca College.
 
Her professional background includes event planning, digital and media marketing, retail sales, and business development. Teresa has a wealth of experience working with various sized teams locally, regionally, and nationally.
 
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