eChalk Announces New CTO James Tsao to Lead Company Transition to "Next Generation" Education Technology

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eChalk welcomes James Tsao as Chief Technology Officer.

eChalk welcomes James Tsao as Chief Technology Officer. The pioneering education technology company has appointed Mr. Tsao to lead their transition to “next generation” mobile and web technologies for K-12 schools.

“We are very pleased to welcome James to the team,” say Daniel Watts, CEO of eChalk. “His experience in developing innovative, high-profile mobile apps and web platforms will put eChalk at the leading edge of education technology development.”

Mr. Tsao brings more than a decade of technology leadership experience, leading a wide range of domestic and international development projects in the financial, retail and media sectors. Most recently, he served as Solutions Architect for the mobile platforms for The Economist Group, including development of the Economist’s iPad and Android apps.

“Mr. Tsao’s appointment gives us a leading edge as we build solutions for emerging needs in teaching and learning,” Mr. Watts says . “The educational technology landscape is changing rapidly. We must be able to respond to the evolving needs of the education community, from ‘flipped’ classrooms to 24/7 connection for students and parents. James’ depth and range of experience will help us develop solutions that are responsive, intuitive and targeted to the needs of educators today.”

eChalk was an early pioneer in development of communication and web technologies for the school market. They now offer a range of products and services for K-12 educators, including communication, lesson planning and learning management tools that put ‘learning all in one place’ for teachers, students and parents. Most recently, they launched Personal Dashboard, a mobile-friendly communication hub that allows parents and students to customize the way they interact with school and class information. Mr. Tsao’s appointment reflects a continued commitment to aggressive expansion of their mobile capabilities.

“At eChalk, we are continually reimagining the role of technology in teaching and learning,” says Mr. Watts. “James will take eChalk to the next level as we pursue our mission: to transform teaching and improve student outcomes with technology.”

About eChalk
eChalk delivers innovative, transformational communication and learning technologies for K-12 education. The company's patented software solutions help schools increase community engagement, improve student outcomes, and streamline technology systems. eChalk products safely connect more than one million school leaders, teachers, students and parents to the people, information and resources they need to make learning successful. eChalk is headquartered in New York, with regional offices throughout the country to provide customers with personalized tech support and hands-on training. Their commitment to excellence in service consistently earns the company the highest customer satisfaction and renewal rates in the education industry.

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