Our Team

EQ by Design is a team of educators and practitioners that believe that change must be systemic and woven into the very fabric of schools. EQ is short for "emotional quotient," which is simply described as "emotional intelligence." Our team members have a wide array of experiences in the juvenile justice field, prison systems, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and higher education.

Brad Weinstein

Brad is the co-founder of BehaviorFlip, the first software that utilizes restorative practices. He is a co-author of the Washington Post Bestseller Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice and has been featured in numerous high-profile publications and podcasts.  Brad is the creator of TeacherGoals, one of the most popular educator social media accounts in the world.

Brad worked as a Director of Curriculum and Instruction in downtown Indianapolis. Prior to that, he served as principal on the eastside of Indianapolis. Brad is a former teacher of the year and taught for 11 years at the middle school and elementary school level. He holds a B.A. in Education from Purdue University, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana Wesleyan University, and completed a Principal Licensure Program from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Nathan Maynard

Nathan Maynard is a youth advocate and passionate about stopping the school-to-prison pipeline. He is a co-author of the Washington Post Bestseller Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative JusticeNathan also is the Co-Founder and acting CEO of BehaviorFlip and is a seasoned behavior expert that utilizes his vast experience to help make best practices accessible to a global educational landscape. He was awarded “Youth Worker of the Year” through dedicating his time with helping underserved and underprivileged youth involved with the juvenile justice system.

Nathan studied Behavioral Neuroscience at Purdue University and has facilitated restorative practices for over ten years in a wide range of educational settings. He is passionate about addressing the school-to-prison pipeline crisis and closing the achievement gap through implementing trauma-informed behavioral practices.