Study Island Brings CEO On-Board

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Tim McEwen, previously the President and CEO of Harcourt Achieve, has joined Study Island to help the company continue its tremendous success.

Due to its tremendous growth in recent years and expected high growth over the next several years, Study Island (http://www.studyisland.com) has added a new CEO position to its ever-growing ranks. Tim McEwen, previously the President and CEO of Harcourt Achieve, has joined Study Island to help the company continue its success.

Tim began his education career as an elementary school teacher in Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX. He holds a Master's degree in Education from University of Georgia and a Bachelor's degree from East Stroudsburg University, PA. His corporate experiences also includes COO of Haights Cross Communications and a number of positions at Thomson Learning including: President and CEO, Higher Education Group; President and CEO, South-Western College Publishing; and SVP, Publisher at Delmar.

"I am delighted to join Study Island." said McEwen. "The founders, Cameron Chalmers and David Muzzo, have built an innovative, fast-growing company with an exceptional team of passionate educational professionals. What impressed me the most about Study Island is that the benchmark assessments, instruction, practice, and test prep products are built from the ground-up for each state based on their unique standards as opposed to aligning or correlating existing content to a state's standards." McEwen went on to say that the customized content and simplicity of the program has resulted in "customer loyalty and rapid growth based on teacher word-of-mouth endorsements."

"Cam, Dave and I believe that Study Island is uniquely positioned to expand its online connected learning solutions to make an even greater contribution to the lives of educators and the students they serve" stated McEwen.

About Study Island

Named in Inc500 as one of the top small businesses of 2006, Study Island is used by over 3.5 million elementary and secondary students in over 8,500 schools. Founded in 2000, Study Island provides K-12 schools with the most practical and effective web-based learning programs available. All of the products are built from state standards. Currently, the company's reach is in 24 states and has plans for continued expansion in 2007.

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