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ABOUT USOur Company
Selected is a career support and hiring platform that connects PK-12 schools and candidates based on matching criteria. Mission-driven, Selected aims to alleviate the national teacher shortage by improving schools’ access to qualified, diverse, and relevant teachers — and helping educators find schools where they feel valued and heard. Since 2016, we’ve matched more than 70,000 teachers with 1,700+ PK-12 District, Charter, and Independent schools across the country.In partnership with universities and education organizations, we remain driven to retain exceptional educators in the field of education by guiding teachers and school leaders toward their right-fit schools.In 2021, Selected joined forces with Cross Country Education (CCE). An educator led, student driven and solutions oriented organization, CCE focuses exclusively on the education industry. As a total talent solutions provider and ClearlyRated Best of Staffing Talent award winner, CCE provides a wide array of staffing and consultative services to educational organizations and schools of all sizes. For providers, CCE offers more than career opportunities — its team guides educational providers throughout their career through coaching, training, and development. To learn more, visit
Meet our Team
Waine TamCo-Founder & Senior VP
Loren HeinbachVice President
Mihal SpiegelEducation Division President
Alexandra ThorsonDirector of Partnerships and Growth
Madeline NelsonDirector of User Success
Valeria EsparzaProduct Design & Marketing Manager
Matt ZecchinClient Relations Consultant
Jemin PatelLead Software Engineer
Chris AndrewsSenior Software Engineer
Robert ClarksonSoftware Engineer
Matthew S.Software Engineer
Our Company & Mission
We hope to alleviate the national teacher shortageSelected was founded to help teachers and schools make higher quality matches with ease. A better fit and discovery process means better retention.
We match teachers with schools and jobs they love.We bring our education and social impact backgrounds, programming and design chops, and passion accomplish this goal.
We believe that your voice and who you are matters.A diverse team and inclusion of multiple perspectives, backgrounds, and skills makes our work more effective and the world a better place.
Thinkers Who DoAlways learning. Always curious. Always hungry. Embrace new ideas and constraints. Act with purpose.
Inclusive & Value DiversityDiversity and inclusion with intention. Your voice and who you are matters.
Commercially-FocusedPassionate about the mission. Entrepreneurs at heart. Results and data-driven. Resourceful. Constantly reprioritizing based on need and impact.
User Experiences FirstEmpathetic to users without prejudice. Anticipate needs. Obsessed with quality of experience. Appreciate details and prioritize those that matter.
Good PeopleHumble and authentic. Open-minded. Generous and optimistic.
TeammatesSupportive through every win and failure. Defer credit to the team. Take responsibility and ownership for actions.