BK Bots Instructors are vetted by education veteran and founder Sean Spillane.
Each instructor has experience working with both kids and robotics.
Sean Spillane, Founder + Lead Instructor
A San Francisco native, Sean offers 15 years of experience working with children on both the East and West coasts. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Mechanical Engineering as well as a Masters in Mathematics Education. He taught math, physics and robotics for 6 years at two Brooklyn high schools before leaving the profession to pursue his Mechanical Engineering degree. He started BK Bots in 2012 with the goal of helping kids learn through discovery!
Ruben Toussaint, Instructor
Ruben Toussaint is a native New Yorker with a passion for math, science, and education. He holds a BA in history education but discovered his passion lies in math education. He works with underperforming students to raise their Math Regents test performance to meet and exceed their grade level standards. He has two years of experience educating NYC students and he continues to inspire students to reach their potential through the use of math and science at BK Bots!
Nylajah is a senior at Health Professions and Human Services High School. She has worked with Lego robotics kits for 3 years and started out as a participant in the class. She loves working with kids and has a special talent for solving Rubik's Cubes.
Quincy is a senior at Summit Academy Charter School.
Behind The Scenes
The most recent addition to the Spillane family, you may see young Marty hanging out at the occasional BK Bots class. We're working on his dexterity for Lego building but he currently serves as a project manager / boss man.
A tech industry veteran, Meghan assists Sean behind the scenes with all-things marketing and operations. She's also the chief baby carrier, commonly known as "Mom".
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