Executive appointments include Henry Hsiao, former global education manager at Adobe; John Danielson, former chief of staff to the US Secretary of Education; State Teachers of the Year recipients Dr. Cicely Woodard (Tennessee) and Dr. Richard Warren, Jr. (Maryland); Katherine Merseth, former executive director of the Harvard Teacher Education Program; and former Seattle school superintendent Denise Juneau
Posted: October 14, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. MDT|Update: 1 hour ago
NEW YORK, October 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Teachers1on1 ™, a new on-demand educational platform for personalized learning, today announced several appointments to its leadership team and advisory board, including the former global head of Adobe education and industry veteran Henri hsiao as CEO, and Christophe lohse, former CEO and Managing Partner of Chartwell Hamilton, as Director of Studies. The e-learning platform, which pairs students with high quality and approved teachers, is currently available with a wider official launch in the 2021-2022 school year.
Teachers1on1 ™ will enable students to realize their full potential through access to top quality certified educators and superior technology. Through virtual classrooms and a collaborative face-to-face learning environment, the Teachers1on1 ™ platform is designed to accommodate all types of learners and features a suite of powerful tools such as a virtual whiteboard , video chat, file sharing and course replays to refresh anytime. While Teachers1on1 ™ serves all students in Kindergarten to Grade 12, its primary goal is to improve the effectiveness and equity of learning outcomes for students in Grades 3 through 8, an often-poor demographic. served by the tools to improve academic performance. Based on the dramatic learning gains that students achieve when personalized tutoring is provided by qualified teachers, Teachers1on1 ™ aims to correct educational inequalities by making a high quality teacher accessible to any student, anywhere. The Advisory Board and Leadership Team all affirm Teachers1on1 ™’s mission-driven commitment to equity.
Henri hsiao joins Teachers1on1 ™ as CEO after three years as Global Head of Education for Adobe, where he led the company’s over $ 1.5 billion business with over 30 million users , consistently delivering record growth and innovative strategic initiatives for their next generation of users. Prior to Adobe, Hsiao served as Global Vice President of Strategic Development and Growth at Mattel, responsible for global strategy, business development, and corporate management and corporate investments. In his role, Hsiao has largely focused on digitally driven growth initiatives that have positively impacted children’s development and education through play. As CEO of the company, Hsiao will assume responsibility for day-to-day leadership of the business and will lead the vision, strategy and growth of the business.
“The past year has demonstrated the need for a radical change in how we approach the future of effective and engaging, technology-based education,” said Henri hsiao, CEO of Teachers1on1 ™. “I am honored to have the opportunity to join this incredible team and be part of a movement that has the potential to transform the industry and deliver accessible, high quality education to a nation of students with need additional learning support. ”
Christophe lohse will serve as Academic Director and Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at Teachers1on1 ™, where he will be responsible for aligning products and services with the best available evidence, and deepening organizational understanding and learning. Prior to joining the team, Chris was CEO and Managing Partner of international education consulting firm Chartwell Hamilton. He was also Vice President of Strategic Affairs at Renaissance Learning and at Pearson, the world’s largest global education company. Prior to entering the private sector, Chris led research, strategy and policy development for large NGOs, legislatures, state education agencies and ministries of education in international scale.
Avi vaknin will assume the role of Chief Technology Officer, where he will play a critical role in the development, launch and scale-up of the Teachers1on1 ™ platform. Avi brings a solid background in building and growing cutting edge businesses from scratch, founding companies such as Telx Computers, Telx Web and HomeEscape.
Kelsey Malmberg will serve as Director of Marketing and lead branding, marketing and communications strategies as Teachers1on1 ™ prepares to transform the online learning experience for students around the world. She brings nearly a decade of experience leading marketing efforts for renowned brands such as Microsoft, Verizon, Coca-Cola, Nationwide, NFL, NBA and the PGA, among the notables.
In addition to a strong management team, Teachers1on1 ™ will be guided by an experienced team of advisors, with members comprising:
- John Danielson, Chairman of the Advisory Board, previously held senior positions in the US Department of Education under Lamar Alexander and Rod Paige, for whom he served as Chief of Staff;
- Dr. Cicely woodard, member of the advisory board, 2018 Teacher of the Year in Tennessee; Recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science 2017 and the Horace Mann Award for Excellence in Teaching 2019;
- Dr. Richard Warren Jr, member of the advisory board, 2019 Maryland State Teacher of the Year; Richard has been recognized nationally as a premier educator by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Education Association;
- Catherine Merseth, Member of the Advisory Board, previously Executive Director of the Harvard Teacher Education Program and received the Phi Beta Kappa Award for Teaching by Harvard in 2018 and named one of 15 outstanding professors across Harvard University in 2017; and
- Denise Juneau, member of the advisory board, the first Indigenous woman elected to a state-wide executive position in United States as state superintendent for public education in Montana and first aboriginal superintendent in Seattle.
“The urgent circumstances that arise in the post-pandemic education ecosystem require thoughtful and innovative leadership that helps provide accelerated learning solutions for students, parents and teachers” said John Danielson, chairman of the advisory board. “Teachers1on1 ™ has assembled an exceptional advisory board of eminent teacher leaders who are committed to teaching based on the priority of learning and fully empowered by the immense capabilities of America’s teachers.”
Teachers1on1 ™ will serve all student performance profiles from Kindergarten to Grade 12. With a rapidly growing community of accredited teachers and increased engagement of new leadership appointments to make learning more engaging and accessible to students, Teachers1on1 ™ will provide an unparalleled learning experience. Pre-registration for teachers and interested parents or guardians is underway.
About 1on1 teachers
The Teachers1on1 ™ performance learning platform sets the standard for measurable academic outcomes. Give your student the 1-to-1 advantage, with live online lessons from our community of accredited first-class teachers.
Teachers1on1 ™ offers a diagnostic approach to accelerate student learning, with high-dose 1on1 tutoring in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, led by rigorously qualified teachers.
We are committed to expanding access to quality K-12 education and improving the effectiveness of long-term learning for all students. Our comprehensive hybrid learning solution is powered by data-driven insights and designed for maximum impact.
Learn more about: teachers1on1.com.
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