Moshe Fried, LCSW

Educator

Moshe Fried LCSW is the co-founder and CEO of ClasStars. For nearly two decades, Moshe has helped hundreds of kids and their parents work with their teachers to achieve highly effective outcomes. He has done this both in the school setting and through his private practice. Moshe collaborated with hundreds of educators across the globe for a decade, and in 2021 Moshe received the Top 100 Visionaries in Education award at the GFEL conference in Las Vegas, NV, for his outstanding vision and leadership. He is also the host of the ClasStars Podcast.
At the start of his career, Moshe realized that teachers were overburdened. In the classroom of the most dedicated teachers, students were being overlooked and slipping through the cracks of the system.
At the start of his career, Moshe realized that teachers were overburdened. In the classroom of the most dedicated teachers, students were being overlooked and slipping through the cracks of the system.
One of Moshe’s primary goals is to help teachers “notice” every child in a positive way and establish good teacher-student relationships with their students. His method is drawn from research, experience, and common sense. Children need a lot of encouragement, and very often the students who need the encouragement the most, get it the least.
Moshe was inspired to develop ClasStars, an app that enables teachers to simply apply these techniques in the classroom. When Moshe is not working on ClasStars, he is working with families through his private practice, or spending time with his wife and children in Brooklyn, NY.

Solomon Fried

Software Engineer

Sol Fried is a born and bred New Yorker. He received a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from Brooklyn College. He began his career working in Information Technology at the brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch in 1984. In 1987, he joined the Investment Firm of First Boston (which was later acquired by Credit Suisse), where he spent over three decades as a Software Developer / Analyst, and as a Manager of Global Technical Teams.
After being approached by his nephew, Moshe Fried LCSW, about his ideas for improving the teacher-student relationship, he was determined to use his 35 years of software experience to make a real difference in the lives of teachers and students worldwide. The two spent over 5 years studying the technical and practical challenges, until arriving at a solution that would fundamentally improve the ability of teachers to see and attend to each student.
After being approached by his nephew, Moshe Fried LCSW, about his ideas for improving the teacher-student relationship, he was determined to use his 35 years of software experience to make a real difference in the lives of teachers and students worldwide. The two spent over 5 years studying the technical and practical challenges, until arriving at a solution that would fundamentally improve the ability of teachers to see and attend to each student.
They co-founded PNQ LLC, and as Chief Technology Officer, Sol devoted himself to this project. Bringing a lifetime of experience in User Interface design, Software, and Data engineering, he created ClasStars as an App that can be used on modern devices running iOS, Android or Windows.
In his free time, Sol is an avid amateur photographer and stays active by swimming and making sure to visit the gym daily. He is a husband to the wife who has patiently supported his dream to embark on the ClasStars adventure. He is a father to two incredible women and a grandfather to five, aged 2 weeks to 21 years (as of December 2021).

Changing the world, one student at a time.