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DreamBox Learning Celebrates 10 Years of Success with Hero Awards

DreamBox honors 10 educators and 10 administrators who are leveraging blended learning to cultivate young mathematicians

BELLEVUE, Wash. – June 1, 2016 – In celebration of DreamBox Learning’s 10-year anniversary, the company that pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ announced today the recipients of the DreamBox Learning Hero Awards – 10 educators and 10 administrators from across the U.S. and Canada who share DreamBox’s vision for the future of learning.

The DreamBox Learning Hero Awards recognize educators and administrators who have delivered excellence in education and student success through the use of DreamBox’s K-8 adaptive math solution. Their passion and dedication to improving student outcomes are demonstrated through a personalized learning experience that encourages students to think differently about math, actively engages families and communities, and supports teacher professional learning.

“These honorees represent an inspirational class of learning leaders that are truly committed to empowering students to embrace learning and gain the confidence that comes from genuine understanding,” said Jessie Woolley-Wilson, president and CEO of DreamBox Learning. “We are honored to partner with such a visionary group of educators who work tirelessly to support exceptional teaching and unlock the learning potential in each student.”

The honorees reflect DreamBox Learning’s values of equity, access and empowerment, and are at the top of their profession. They are changing the lives of students every day.

DreamBox Learning Heroes were selected from more than 100 nominated educators and administrators reviewed in three rounds of judging. Each honoree will be recognized at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2016 Conference and Expo held in Denver June 26-29.

The DreamBox Learning Heroes are:

  • JoAnna Roberto, superintendent of education – Area 1, District School Board of Niagara, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • Aubree Short, math/tech curriculum specialist, Tulare City School District, Tulare, California
  • Staisey Hodge, math instructional facilitator, Pine Forest Elementary, Pulaski County Special School District, Maumelle, Arkansas
  • Dr. Bernard Frost, district mathematics coach, Spartanburg School District 7, Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Paul Baez, principal, Rees Elementary School, Alief Independent School District, Houston, Texas
  • Debbie Luther, instructional coach, Witch Hazel Elementary, Hillsboro School District 1J, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Dr. Tara Nattrass, director of elementary education, Cabarrus County Schools, Cabarrus, North Carolina
  • Beth Engman, teaching and learning specialist for state and federal programs, Anoka-Hennepin School District 11, Anoka, Minnesota
  • Dr. John Keller, director of eLearning, Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Denise Trakas, K-5 mathematics program coordinator, Washoe County School District, Reno, Nevada
  • Lisa Pearson, founder and president, Accomplished Learning Centre, Langley, British Columbia, Canada
  • Patrick Forster, technology coordinator, Olander Elementary School, Poudre School District, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Martha Powers, teacher and assistant principal, Pocahontas Middle School, Powhatan County Public Schools, Powhatan, Virginia
  • Allison Vincent, teacher, Forest Park Elementary School, Kannapolis City Schools, Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • Maria DiBello, teacher, Calvert Elementary School, Calvert County Public Schools, Prince Frederick, Maryland
  • Amy Fuqua, teacher, Linden Elementary School, Oak Ridge Schools, Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Christine Gault, Title 1 math specialist, Fitzgerald Elementary School, Prince William County Public Schools, Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Anna Wiley, math interventionist, DeKalb County Central United School District, Waterloo, Indiana
  • Amy Crisp, blended learning teacher, Johnnycake Corners Elementary School, Olentangy Local School District, Galena, Ohio
  • Laurie Crossman, teacher, Cople Elementary School, Westmoreland County Public Schools, Hague, Virginia

About DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Wash. and the company’s pioneering Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ platform has won 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 PC and iPad. For more information, visit

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