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It’s been over a year since Panorama Education became a fully remote company in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then the double whammy of work days being filled with staring at faces on a screen and a constant stream of concerning world news has had a large impact on mental health. After writing about mental health during the pandemic a year ago, it’s time to revisit that subject again. What follows are a few key mental health topics that we talked about on the engineering team. …


The Panorama Education team using Zoom for a company-wide meeting.
The Panorama Education team using Zoom for a company-wide meeting.
2020 team photo taken while sheltering at home

Stating the glaringly obvious, life during a pandemic is fundamentally changed. Yet for those of us who are fortunate enough to have a job that they can do from home, there’s still work to do. At Panorama Education, our mission — to improve student outcomes by helping schools and districts act on data — hasn’t changed. For software engineers, this means continuing to build software. Paraphrasing Dune, the code must flow.

Despite this, we don’t want to pretend that everything is normal during work hours. In trying times like these, there is a constant strain on mental health. The only…


At Panorama Education, we’re aiming to provide a robust MTSS software solution to give educators the tools they need to reduce busy work and make the data they need easily accessible so that they can spend more time focused on helping students. MTSS (multi-tier system of supports) is already used by many schools to identify struggling students and create interventions to help them get on track, but the process is often undertaken with spreadsheets and lots of manual work.

MTSS tiers of support
MTSS tiers of support
MTSS tiers of support

Our engineering team is split into several squads, and mine, Intervention Squad, is tasked with making our vision for MTSS a…

Mike Kelly

Engineering Manager at Panorama Education in Boston.

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