Academic Mindset was developed by Kevin and Anala Leichtman, adapted from the massively successful Wrestling Mindset program created by former nationally ranked, All-Ivy League wrestlers, Gene and Jeff Zannetti to help individuals and teams reach their full potential in sports, school and life.
Kevin Leichtman is a Ph.D. candidate in curriculum & instruction, researching teacher burnout and exploring the mindset of successful teachers. He also holds a M.Ed. in curriculum & instruction from Florida Atlantic University. He has been an English/Reading teacher for 7 years while working towards his Ph.D., teaching every grade level from 7-12, including 5 years as a wrestling coach. His work has been published in a textbook on andragogy and pedagogy and he has presented at several national education conferences on mindset training.
Dr. Anala Leichtman recently completed her doctoral degree in Curriculum & Instruction at Florida Atlantic University. Her dissertation was about teachers' experiences developing curriculum in English/Language Arts classrooms while working in a high stakes testing environment. She teaches a global education course at Florida Atlantic University for undergraduate and graduate students. She has encompassed 10 years of teaching experience at the Pre-K, high school, and college level.