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Mandela Schumacher-Hodge of Tioki

Tioki is an online professional network exclusively for educators. Schumacher-Hodge and her team created the name after a month of brainstorming. It empower educators with the right tools to build their online brand and the right network to expand their influence.


Tioki won first place at StartUp Weekend Education; was identified as a Top 30 Edtech company by LAUNCH, a global initiative to identify and support the innovative work;  and is currently backed by Kapor Capital, 500 StartUps, and Imagine K-12.


A former 6th grade teacher in South Central Los Angeles and Pacoima, CA, Schumacher-Hodge is a Teach for America alumna who holds a masters degree in education administration and policy. Most recently, she was a doctoral student at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Sciences.

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge of Tioki

Tioki is an online professional network exclusively for educators. Schumacher-Hodge and her…

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