About RyeCatcher Education

RyeCatcher Education’s mission is to ensure that all students, especially those with special needs or who come from at-risk environments, have access to the services they need to flourish in school. RyeCatcher software is used to connect students to resources that support the full range of student needs both in and out of the classroom.

RyeCatcher Education was founded by Arthi Krishnaswami in 2014 to realize prototypes she developed in 2012 for the U.S. federal government’s MyData initiative. Since then, RyeCatcher software has served more than 23,000 students.

Arthi was inspired by her brother’s experience as a special education student to create a system that would support students and families with special needs. Since then, RyeCatcher software has become a platform that schools can use to create a community of support for every student.

RyeCatcher Education is a public benefit corporation. The company is privately-held with no equity investors or shareholders. The company is headquartered in New York City. Staff and partners are distributed across the United States.

Management Team

  • Arthi
    Founder, CEO

    L. Arthi Krishnaswami, Founder and CEO, is an information designer and visualization expert. Arthi has worked with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Department of Education’s MyData initiative to develop prototypes to demonstrate how a trust framework for the exchange of personal student data can drive positive educational outcomes. While at the College Board, Arthi led user-centered redesigns of applications for the SAT, PSAT, and other College Board programs used by millions of students each year. Arthi’s work has been published by Oxford University Press, NOVA Science publishers, the Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and others. Arthi received her A.B. in Public Policy from Brown and her Master of Design in Communication Planning and Information Design from Carnegie Mellon.

  • Ralph Hockens
  • Steven Lam
    Director of Growth and Partnerships
  • Arun Krishnaswami
    Customer Care, Software Quality Assurance

Extended Team

  • Ashley Deal
    Dezudio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • HappyFunCorp
    Software Engineering, Brooklyn, New York


Special Education

  • James Aycock
    Grizzlies Prep
  • Vanessa Murrieta
    Gates Foundation
  • Sue Shalvey
    Special Education Advisor (formerly Aspire Public Schools)

Student Support

  • Chantavia Burton, J.D.
    Tennessee Achievement School District
  • John McDevitt
    Director of Counseling Services, The Hun School of Princeton
  • Ansel Sanders
    Ed.L.D, Public Education Partners

Program Evaluation

  • Dr. Sarah Brasiel
    Utah State University

Partner Schools and Organizations

  • Achievement School District
    Aspire Public Schools
    Frayser Community Schools
    Grizzlies Prep
    Meeting Street Schools
    ProUnitas Inc.
    Seeding Success