Jessie Woolley-Wilson Wins GeekWire 2019 Award for “Big Tech CEO of the Year”
May 3, 2019
DreamBox Learning® CEO nominated for her bold vision and leadership of leading Seattle education technology company
BELLEVUE, Wash. — May 3, 2019 — DreamBox Learning®, the company that pioneered Intelligent Adaptive Learning™ technology, announced today that CEO and President Jessie Woolley-Wilson was selected as this year’s “Big Tech CEO” by GeekWire. The award recognizes the leader of a Pacific Northwest tech company who demonstrates vision, fortitude, creativity, and that impossible-to-define X-factor. Jessie was selected for her bold vision to reimagine education and leading DreamBox to become the most prominent education technology startup in the Seattle area. Winners were selected based on community votes and feedback from more than 30 judges.
“I’m honored to be recognized by the GeekWire community for DreamBox’s positive impact on students and teachers. Our dedicated team is driven to unlock learning potential for every child regardless of where they live, where they come from or what they look like,” said Woolley-Wilson. “DreamBox brings together the best in learning technology to improve access and help all students become more proficient in math, a requirement for almost every profession. We are fortunate to be based in the Seattle region where we can attract skilled technologists who share our passion for learning and impact.”
This recognition comes on the heels of a milestone year for DreamBox. The K-8 digital math platform has expanded to support the unique learning needs of over 3 million students and 130,000 educators across all 50 states in the U.S., Mexico and throughout Canada. The company is fueled by a $130 million investment in 2018 from The Rise Fund, the world’s largest social impact investment fund, making it one of the best-funded startups in education.
“The GeekWire Awards represent the best of the Pacific Northwest tech community, chosen by the community with thousands of votes cast across a dozen categories,” said John Cook, GeekWire co-founder and publisher. “We congratulate Jessie Woolley-Wilson as the winner of Big Tech CEO of the Year category, recognizing executives who lead with vision, fortitude and creativity. Jessie exhibits these qualities, and does so with a passionate drive to improve education and how we teach our kids.”
This year Jessie was also named as a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Pacific Northwest region and received ASU GSV’s #PowerOfWomen award, which recognizes female CEOs and founders who have announced market-leading transactions or activities.
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About DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators, and independently proven to positively impact student achievement. DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. Along with actionable reporting and tools that empower differentiation for all learners, DreamBox gives teachers content-specific professional development and provides administrators with insights about how all students are progressing. The company’s pioneering platform has won more than 40 top education and technology industry awards and is in use in all 50 states and throughout Canada. DreamBox is available for PC and iPad. For more information, visit http://www.dreambox.com/.
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