Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 12, 2008
Study Island announced that Greg Smith, former Dallas area principal, has joined the Company and will serve in the newly created position of Strategic Analyst. Smith will work on strategic planning and customer initiatives, along with product development as Study Island continues to grow its offerings and expand into all 50 states.
"We are pleased to bring Greg Smith on board. His past experiences as a school administrator will bring insightful knowledge to our Company and allow us to better serve our customers," stated Becky Wofford, Study Island's Vice President of Marketing and Customer Relations.
Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with Elementary Education Certification from Texas State, along with a Master of Education in Educational Administration from Texas A&M Commerce. He has spent 20 years in the education field, the past 15 as a school administrator. Smith taught Gifted/Talented students, was awarded Elementary Principal of the Year for Garland ISD in 2002, and spent the last five years as the principal of Robert S. Hyer Elementary (Highland Park ISD) in Dallas, Texas. Hyer has used the Study Island program for six years and is a two-time nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School. In addition, Hyer is one of only three Texas schools to have been named a Just for Kids Honor Roll Campus for seven consecutive years.
"I am very excited to be joining the team at Study Island," stated Smith. "Study Island is not just about state assessment preparation. It is at its very core about standards mastery across all core subject areas, with targeted intervention and differentiation for all students, whether they are struggling students in need of academic assistance, in the Gifted/Talented program, or anywhere in between. Study Island helped us target all of our students at their individual levels and improve performance across the board. I am excited to join such a passionate and dynamic Web-based education Company and be able to help Study Island continue to enhance its existing products and services, as well as develop new, innovative products to further ameliorate the performance of all teachers and students. "
About Study Island
Study Island is a leading provider of online, standards-based assessment, instruction, practice, and test preparation for the U.S. K-12 educational market. Named in Inc500 as one of the top small businesses of 2006, Study Island is used by over 6.9 million elementary and secondary students in over 16,650 schools.
Founded in 2000, Study Island products are built from the ground-up for each state's standards, and this deep customization has enabled the Company to quickly gain market share via word-of-mouth teacher endorsements and build a loyal following. Currently, the Company's reach is 36 states with plans for rapid expansion to all 50 states by the end of 2008.
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