About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of Moving Mindz is to provide a truly engaging STEM experience that best prepares students to thrive and prosper in the 21st century.

What We Do

Moving Mindz is a STEM-based educational company that provides professional development in the areas of STEM, Mathematics, Educational Technology, and Project Based Learning to the teachers and families of local school districts. We also provide on-site coaching and consulting for schools, who are interested in developing a more engaging STEM program.

John J. Gaines

CEO & Co-Founder

John holds a Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in Mathematics Education and a Single Subject credential in Mathematics. He has been involved in education for over 10 years, with extensive experience in curriculum development, STEM programming, and Common Core alignment. He has served on multiple committees at the district and state level, addressing STEM education, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Common Core State Standards. He has presented both regionally and nationally on topics ranging from engineering in the elementary, integrating the arts in the STEM curriculum, and project-based learning. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Greater Los Angeles Mathematics Council for four years, and is currently serving as the Vice President.

Rogelio Villasano Jr.

COO & Co-Founder

Rogelio’s ardent passion for the arts and STEM is evident through his keen ability to incorporate the two subjects in order to provide highly engaging lessons. His biggest success has been incorporating filmmaking and music production at the Elementary level. He helps students learn how to use video editing software, lighting techniques, cameras and chroma key (green screen) technology. Rogelio has been actively involved in K-8 education for over six years. He has worked at the district level in developing highly engaging and dynamic STEM-based curriculum. He has also presented at conferences throughout the state, including the California STEM Symposium and the California Mathematics Council Conference Rogelio holds a Bachelor’s of arts in Psychology.