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Carnegie Learning Announces Three New Appointments to Its Board of Directors

20 Feb 2019

PITTSBURGH -- Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of STEM and literacy learning solutions to the K-12 education market, announced today that it has appointed Traci Burgess, CEO of BrightBytes, Peter Cohen, President of the University of Phoenix, and John Katzman, Founder of The Princeton Review, 2U and The Noodle Companies, to its Board of Directors effective February 1, 2019. All three of these market leaders have a strong record of leveraging innovation and creativity to make an impact, and will help Carnegie Learning continue to deliver smarter technology that goes beyond basic assessment, instruction and practice.

“We are honored to welcome three individuals with such considerable expertise and talent in the education industry to our Board of Directors,” said Barry Malkin, CEO of Carnegie Learning. “I am confident they will help us accelerate our role as leaders in learning technology, while continuing to emphasize our ultimate goal of improved student outcomes. This group of executives not only brings extensive sector knowledge to Carnegie Learning, but also invaluable operating experience in building and scaling successful companies, with expertise across product, technology, corporate strategy and sales execution.”

Traci Burgess serves as CEO of BrightBytes, a provider of end-to-end data management for education organizations. She began her career in the classroom and became committed to finding solutions for some of the issues she encountered there. Traci previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Think Through Math, as well as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Catapult Learning, and the Vice President of Sales at Blackboard and Thomson Learning. "My interest in math learning began with my own education, and carried through to my time as a classroom teacher,” she said. “With Carnegie Learning's legacy in the math and technology space, my experience in the classroom, and my 20+ years in educational technology, I’m excited to support their goals around accelerating the role of technology in our country’s classrooms."

Prior to his appointment as the eighth president of the University of Phoenix, Peter Cohen served as Executive Vice President of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global learning science company, where he helped the organization roll out multiple new technological offerings. Peter has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Pearson Education’s School division, and Chief Executive Officer of both Sylvan Learning Center and Educate, Inc. He said, “I’m thrilled to be helping the team at Carnegie Learning put powerful, AI technology into the hands of great teachers so that students can benefit from curriculum tailored specifically to their current level of mastery.”

John Katzman is an entrepreneur at heart, and the Founder and CEO of The Noodle Companies, which aims to help users navigate the complex web of educational resources available. John is also the founder of The Princeton Review, the test prep and admissions consulting company, and 2U, an educational technology company that partners with nonprofit colleges and universities to offer online degree programs. He said, "I'm eager to advise and learn from Barry Malkin and his team. Technology's impact on K-12 has been limited so far, but leaders like Carnegie Learning show a path to more personal, more engaging, and more effective combinations of teacher-led and technology-driven instruction."

Carnegie Learning is focused on how smart technology can deliver deeper STEM and literacy learning experiences to K-12 students. For more information, visit www.carnegielearning.com.

ABOUT CARNEGIE LEARNING, INC. Carnegie Learning is a comprehensive, dynamic and progressive learning technology company. Advocating a belief in teaching and determination to help students develop as learners and thinkers, Carnegie Learning is seeking to re-define the role of technology across the K-12 landscape. Its STEM division delivers: research-proven mathematics curriculum and the MATHia® platform for grades 6-12; project-based digital solutions for computer science; and best-in-class K-12 professional learning services. Its EMC School division offers blended learning solutions for world languages, literature, and English Language Arts. For more information please visit: www.carnegielearning.com and www.emcp.com.