Jessie Woolley-Wilson recognized as visionary by EdTech Digest
BELLEVUE, Wash.—March 22, 2016—DreamBox Learning today announced CEO Jessie Woolley-Wilson was recognized as an EdTech Leadership Award winner in the visionary category for her work in transformative innovation for both students and educators. Jessie’s vision is to empower learners and learning guardians to unlock the full potential in each student, regardless of their background or zip code.
“I am honored and humbled to be recognized by EdTech Digest as a visionary in this important work,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, CEO and president of DreamBox Learning. “I am proud to be partnering with passionate and talented dreamers at DreamBox Learning. These capable professionals bring their best to work every day because they envision a new kind of learning that’s personalized, motivational and effective for all students. We work hard to cultivate mathematicians who can think deeply and creatively as they learn.”
Throughout her life and career, Jessie has been driven by a singular belief that all children need and deserve high-quality learning opportunities, regardless of who they are or where they live. Jessie has worked in the education technology sector for nearly 20 years, supporting school and district leaders to improve access to quality learning opportunities to improve life outcomes for K-12 students. Jessie strengthens the broader K-12 industry by serving on the boards of several educational organizations including the International Association for K12 Online Learning (iNACOL), Camelot, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and Islandwood.
Under Jessie’s leadership, DreamBox has raised $35.5 million in funding and grown from 15 employees in 2010 to currently over 130. This growth continues to be bolstered by the company’s performance: the DreamBox Learning platform is used by more than 75,000 teachers and 1.8 million students across all 50 states and throughout Canada. In the last school year, DreamBox delivered over 200 million K-8 math lessons and now delivers one million math lessons daily.
The EdTech Digest Awards Program recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. The annual recognition program seeks to highlight and celebrate the most effective products and the most innovative and inspiring people. Applicants were selected by a panel of judges based on evidence of leadership and trendsetting.
“This year’s program had some very stiff competition, hard decisions were made in selecting winners. The honorees here are among the best and brightest in the EdTech space. We’re proud to honor these cool tools, leaders and trendsetters in education technology,” said Victor Rivero, editor in chief of EdTech Digest. “Technology is opening the door to a renaissance in education. The EdTech sector has experienced tremendous growth in the past several years, and there is also tremendous quality of products and very talented people out there.”
About DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, and the company’s pioneering Intelligent Adaptive Learning platform has since won over 40 top education and technology industry awards and is in use in all 50 states and throughout Canada. DreamBox Learning Math® offers a groundbreaking combination of Intelligent Adaptive Learning, a rigorous K–8 mathematics curriculum, and a motivating learning environment. The innovative DreamBox platform captures every decision a student makes and adjusts the student’s learning path and scaffolds support based on the student’s input, delivering millions of individualized learning paths, each one tailored to the student’s unique needs. DreamBox Learning Math is available for Mac, PC, and iPad. For more information, visit DreamBox.com.
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