eInstruction Appoints Education Reform Expert Lisa Graham Keegan to Board of Directors

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Keegan Cited as Leading Authority on Critical Issues in American Education

Her depth of experience in education policy and direct impact on the advancement of education technology in markets across the country make her a valuable asset and contributor to our company’s future success.

eInstruction, a global education software and technology company, today announced the appointment of Lisa Graham Keegan to its Board of Directors. Keegan, a Principal Partner at the Keegan Company, is an expert in education reform who frequently counsels national education leaders, U.S. Congress, state legislative bodies, business groups, policy organizations and others in the education industry.

The addition of Keegan to the eInstruction Board reinforces the company’s leadership position in emerging education technologies. In addition to her current role on the Advisory Board for Arizona State University’s Education Innovation Summit, the premier conference for emerging education technologies nationwide, Keegan serves as a Senior Advisor to National School Choice Week. Her industry accolades also include the development and launch of the Education Breakthrough Network, an online community for all organizations and individuals who offer or support evolving school choices.

“eInstruction boasts a strong legacy of using technology to enhance the interactions between teacher and student, and the company’s latest generation of products has broken new ground, allowing teachers to incorporate several different technologies via one eInstruction platform,” said Lisa Graham Keegan. “eInstruction stands alone with this development that is keeping the company and its methodologies front and center. I believe they will lead the next wave of education excellence and am proud to be a part of developing that vision."

Keegan was Chief Executive Officer of the Education Leaders Council (ELC) in Washington, D.C. from 2001 until 2004. Prior to ELC, she spent a decade serving as an Arizona state official, where she advanced clear and challenging academic standards gauged by publicly transparent assessments, and fought successfully for the implementation of school choice, including Arizona's landmark charter school and tuition tax credit laws. Keegan also led efforts to revise the state’s school finance formulas to reflect a commitment to equal access and choice of schools, an undertaking she continues to advocate.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mrs. Keegan to the eInstruction Board of Directors. Her depth of experience in education policy and direct impact on the advancement of education technology in markets across the country make her a valuable asset and contributor to our company’s future success,” said Rich Fennessy, President and CEO, eInstruction. “Further, her leadership and contributions to student-centered education policies throughout Arizona help solidify the presence and impact of our company’s global headquarters in the state.”

In 2000 and 2008, Keegan was education advisor to the John McCain Campaign for President, and was interviewed in 2000 by President-Elect Bush for the job of US Secretary of Education. In June of 2011, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce presented her with their Milton Freidman Award for visionary leadership in Arizona.

Keegan's leadership in Arizona earned her a national reputation as a strong advocate for student-based education policies. In March of 1999, Drs. Milton and Rose Friedman personally presented Keegan with the first Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation Award for Leadership in Educational Choice. She was honored in the same year by the National Republican Women Leaders Forum as Educator of the Year.

Keegan graduated from Stanford University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in human language. She earned a Master’s Degree in communications disorders from Arizona State University (ASU) in 1983. Keegan lives in Peoria with her husband, former Justice of the Peace John Keegan, who also served as Mayor of Peoria, Arizona for a decade. They are members of the Arizona Episcopal Diocese, and have five children and two grandsons.

About eInstruction®
eInstruction is a leading education technology company dedicated to providing interactive teaching and learning technology and services that help educators drive academic progress every day, and give administrators the ability to monitor, aggregate, and analyze student performance data. The company offers educators a family of software, student response systems, fixed interactive whiteboards, mobile interactive whiteboards, professional development, and content.

eInstruction’s research‐based solutions have been shown to increase student engagement and achievement while providing real‐time feedback and performance data to educators and administrators. Millions of students, teachers, and professors use eInstruction® technology in 600,000 K‐12 classrooms and more than 500 higher education institutions around the world. Available in more than 40 languages, eInstruction® technology is enhancing education in over 90 countries worldwide.

eInstruction has its global headquarters in Scottsdale, AZ and remote offices in Denton, TX; Fort Wright, KY; and Paris, France.

To learn more about eInstruction, please visit http://www.einstruction.com. For media inquiries, please contact Amy Bowman at Stanton Communications at (410) 727‐6855 or abowman(at)stantoncomm(dot)com.

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