Brings Decades of Education Policy Improvement and Reform Leadership to Growing Edtech Company
BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DreamBox Learning (www.dreambox.com) today announced the appointment of education expert Gina Burkhardt to its advisory board. Burkhardt brings more than 25 years of forward-thinking, research-based education leadership to DreamBox Learning’s award-winning curriculum and Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ technology to meet student learning needs in grades K-8. The appointment of Burkhardt affirms DreamBox Learning’s commitment to the highest quality instructional programs, as well as supporting educators with continued efficacy and research to further inform teacher practice and implementation models.
“DreamBox Learning is honored to welcome Gina to our board of nationally-recognized education thought leaders and we look forward to working together to leverage her research expertise and vision to continue to lead our company toward even greater impact”
A lifelong educator, Burkhardt is known for her research-based approach to educational reform and dedication to education improvement, having consulted nationally and internationally on education policy, practice, and system design. As the current President and CEO of Jobs for the Future, Burkhardt leads the national not-for-profit organization in preparing underserved young people with the skills and credentials needed to succeed in higher education and the workforce. Prior to Jobs for the Future, Burkhardt was the executive vice president of American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest not-for-profit behavioral and social science research organizations in the world, where she was responsible for more than 500 employees and a $100 million annual budget.
“I am honored to join DreamBox Learning’s advisory board, and to partner with this team to help guide the company’s ongoing efficacy research to ensure their instructional technology continues to have a measurable impact on students’ mathematics education and understanding – which we know is critical for lifelong success,” said Burkhardt.
Burkhardt joins an impressive group of current DreamBox Learning advisory board members:
- Dr. Francis Fennell, Professor of Education at McDaniel College in Maryland – An award-winning educator recognized by the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Fennell is widely-published in professional journals and textbooks related to PreK–8 mathematics education.
- Dr. Catherine Twomey Fosnot, Professor of Childhood Education at the City College of New York and Director of Mathematics in the City – A nationally-acclaimed educator and author, Fosnot is a two-time recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s Significant Contribution award and was the 2005 recipient of the Teacher of the Year award from CCNY.
- Julie Young, Principal at Julie Young Consulting, LLC – With more than three decades of education experience, Young has received numerous awards including the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, been selected as one of Technology & Learning Top 30 Influencers in Ed Tech, and inducted into the United States Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame. Young is a proponent for the potential blended learning has in raising student achievement.
- Crystal Brown, Chief Communications Officer at University of Maryland – Brown brings more than 15 years of deep experience directing communication strategies for some of the nation’s leading education-focused corporations, non-profit organizations and foundations. She currently serves as the chairperson of the Board of Directors for the National Education Association Foundation.
About DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning was founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Wash. and launched its first online learning software in January 2009. The platform has won more than 35 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 while working in the program and adjusts the student’s learning path appropriately, providing millions of individualized learning paths, each one tailored to a student’s unique needs. DreamBox Learning Math is available for PC and iPad. For more information, visit www.dreambox.com.