About

Mission

We help teachers use chess as an educational tool to help students develop the skills needed for success in and beyond the classroom.

Chess in Schools brings together a talented team with a shared passion for developing children’s critical thinking, learning, and life skills through chess. The team provides a blend of expertise in education, chess training, technology, and management.

We are a 501(c)(3) public charity.

Our Team

Neil Dietsch

Managing Director

Jerry Nash

National Chess Education Consultant

Nancy Johnson

Operations Manager, Education Consultant

Advisors, Contributors, Volunteers

Bill Bart, Ph.D,

  • Professor, Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota
  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS)

Rachel Schechter

  • Downstate VP, Illinois Chess Association
  • 2020 US Chess Delegate
  • Chess Enrichment Instructor & K-8 Tournament Organizer, Champaign-Urbana

Renate Otterbach, Ed.D

  • Researcher and Data Scientist
  • Cognition and Student Learning
  • Research, Statistics, and Assessment
  • Curriculum Theory and Design

Governance

Managing Board of Directors

 

Advisory Board

Bill Bart, Ph.D

  • Professor, Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota
  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations

John Foley

  • Secretary, Educational Commission of European Chess Union
  • Director, ChessPlus

Jesper Hall

  • Chairman, Educational Commission of European Chess Union

Mike Klein

  • Chief Chess Officer

CONTACT INFORMATION

jerry@chessinschools.us

1-888-400-7182 ext 3


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