Elon Kohlberg, Ph.D.

Founder and Inventor, Digi-Block


Dr. Elon Kohlberg is the Royal Little Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been a professor at Harvard University since 1973. He has written many research papers in game theory and probability, and is well-regarded for his exceptional teaching methods. Professor Kohlberg invented the Digi-Block Program and founded Digi-Block, Inc. to develop teaching materials and methodology that present math to children in a simple and profound way. Currently Digi-Block is used to teach pre-K through 4th grade math in more than 10,000 classrooms in the U.S.


Sonya Connelly, Director

Sonya comes to Kohlberg Math with 10 years of combined teaching experience in Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2 and Grade 3 classrooms in Newton, MA and Allendale, NJ. She graduated from Wheelock College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Family Studies. Sonya and her husband, Dennis, have two children, Ella, 4, and Aidan, 2 1/2