Student-led emotion management.

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) defines social and emotional learning as "the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relations, and make responsible decisions."

DistrictZero is a CASEL-aligned web-application that builds trust with students in order to achieve social and emotional learning skills for life.

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DistrictZero is developed alongside learning frameworks; Design-thinking, Agile-Scrum, and Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM).

When DistrictZero is used within a classroom, the leader is empowering a new generation of self-aware and highly-critical problem solvers.

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Academic Theory of Change

The DistrictZero platform is built upon empirical social-emotional learning research and a five-year academic theory of change. Every student interaction delivers impact in categories of self-awareness, improved emotional climate, improved learner behavior, inclusive classroom climates, improved academic performance, fewer mental health concerns, and lifelong SEL competencies.



“DistrictZero brings together social- emotional learning, design thinking, and agile development in a simple tool that leverages data to enhance learner emotional well-being and teacher-student relationships.”

Dr. Kripa Sundar, PhD.

Academic Learning Scientist, EdTech Recharge, California

“We benchmarked our progress alongside the RULER Mood Meter app; recognizing improved student communication, reduced campus suicide/bullying risks, and a large reduction of department assumption bias. As a leader, my assumptions were also validated through the de-identified impact dashboard.”

Chloé Suberville
Assistant Principal, Escuela Bilingüe Internacional, California

“In a pandemic year, I learned so much in the two week period that we worked with DistrictZero in our classroom. The platform quickly detected difficult phrases, supported students through their blocker resources, and produced all new student connections in the hallway.”

Peter Hostrawser
Business Teacher, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Illinois


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  • Rapid complete surveys
  • Suicide prevention alerts
  • Natural language sentiment
  • Science-backed resources
  • Supports all 1:1 devices
  • Google Classroom rosters
  • COPPA notice for parents
  • Compliant in all 50 US states


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  • For 450+ pupil organizations
  • 30-day virtual assessment
  • Assess curriculum content
  • Assess local MHP providers
  • Assess SOPPA student privacy
  • Assess district PD training
  • Establish SEL impact KPIs
  • Execute SLA documents
“Using natural-language processing and sentiment analysis, DistrictZero’s emotional learning tool gives teachers actionable insights and solutions to help students who may be struggling.”
Rick Echevarria, VP & GM Intel RISE Technology Initiative
Intel Corporation
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Company Mission and Origin Story

In late 2018, Uzair was a burn-out founder having spent 10 years in Silicon Valley, shipping an alarm clock app to help humans stay productive. The project had failed and he was back in his hometown garage; curious to see what the next generation of local builders were up to.

After cold tweets to local schools, a few bold teachers recognized Uzair’s professional skills and allowed him the chance to motivate their classrooms in-person. Through 10-day design-thinking workshops, classrooms worked on local problems and delivered viable solutions. The impact from each iteration of the program, yielded motivated students, energized teachers, and delighted community stakeholders. 

A special component of the design-thinking course was the ‘daily stand-up’, a live group discussion for students to share their goals and ‘blockers’ for the day. This activity is common in adult-professional agile teams, yet non-existent in K-12. The soft-skills built in the stand-up, (Ie. self-awareness, communication, social-awareness) also happened to align with portions of the CASEL wheel of ‘whole-learner’ skills requirements. 

Uzair had seen enough to project a vision of the future. He decided teachers and administrators needed a new set of tools for their students to learn, grow, and build community. Uzair rapidly ‘duct-taped’ a ‘no-code’ solution to support pilot teachers, while he analyzed research and started to build a scalable tech-stack and team. 

DistrictZero was founded in April of 2020, and supported by the Intel RISE COVID-19 title-1 initiative in January 2021. Since then, DistrictZero has been piloted across USA K-12 schools, bi-lingual classrooms, and mental-health support workflows. 

DistrictZero is on a mission to deliver whole-learner capabilities to 85% of USA schools by 2025. This mission helps recover over $4B annual revenue due to burnout learning-loss, and improves citizen mood by 24%.

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Uzair Hussain

Founder and CEO, Product Manager

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Kevin Obomanu

International DEIJ Outcomes Manager

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Natasha Price

Product Designer

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William Wilson

General Counsel, Data Privacy

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Amit Jai Kadam

Advisor, Data Science

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