About Lessoncast

A software service that captures, shows, and
shares teacher learning.

Cofounder Nicole Tucker-Smith was an assistant principal charged with planning professional development (PD) for a turnaround middle school. She quickly realized that traditional PD methods were not going to lead to transformational results. This PD redesign led to the Lessoncast process - providing customized teacher learning experiences that capture the impact on classroom practice.

Founded in 2011, Lessoncast offers its platform technology to schools, districts, consultants, and teacher education programs. With the unique lessoncast video format and interactive PD modules targeting specific teaching practices, educators engage in professional learning that is tailored for their individual needs and aligned with their community’s goals.


Nicole Tucker-Smith

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

She has served as a teacher, supervisor of parent support services, assistant principal, and coordinator of system wide professional development for Baltimore County Public Schools. She also led state-level initiatives for Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education, teaches in the JHU Administration and Supervision program, and is an international presenter on Universal Design for Learning. To see how her experiences led to the founding of Lessoncast, check out her e-book.


Khalid Rudo Smith

Founder, Chief Product Officer

Khalid Rudo Smith (@KhalidRudo) is cofounder and chief product officer of Lessoncast Learning. In addition to being a founder, Khalid is a frequent speaker, facilitator and designer of experiential education gatherings for communities focused on education innovation. His past credits include work for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 4.0 Schools, Facebook, Google for Entrepreneurs, The Lean Startup Conference, The Big Idea Fest, Girls Who Code and StartupWeekend Education.