Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) January 17, 2014
LTS Education Systems, publisher of advanced educational technology solutions, including the unprecedented HTML5-engineered Stride Academy™ program, announces the appointment of Donald R. Kidd to its senior leadership team as President of Strategic Partnerships.
With more than 29 years of experience in the education industry, Don Kidd is well-respected and recognized for his ability to build strategic alliances between educational service providers, publishers of innovative learning resources, and national leaders in education, including foundations such as the Gates Foundation, The International Center for Leadership and Dr. William Daggett, and the Kim and Tim Hudson Family Foundation (Tim Hudson, Atlanta Braves).
Most recently, Don served as Vice President at Catapult Learning, where he led a national team in strategy development for the public school division.
As General Manager for Princeton Review, Don was instrumental in launching a virtual high school with Penn Foster that has led to a new trend with virtual schooling. He has worked in leadership positions for Kaplan K-12 and other industry leaders.
“The level of experience Don brings to LTS will add tremendous depth to our team and allow us to explore new strategic alliances that ultimately can place our state-of-the-art, technology-based learning programs in the hands of more struggling learners and more overtaxed teachers who can profoundly benefit from our solutions,” said Brian M. Shulman, LTS Founder and Chief Executive Officer.
Founded in 2001, LTS has partnerships with schools and other centers of learning in 47 states and maintains long-standing, statewide partnerships with the State of Alabama (since 2006) and the State of Mississippi (since 2008).
The Stride Academy program is highly successful in using game-based rewards to motivate disengaged students to practice required skills, improving the academic performance of schools on their high stakes tests, and extending the learning day through advanced technology that is accessible 24-7 on more devices than any other educational software solution.
“I am honored to join this extraordinary company that shares my passion for changing the way children and youth engage in learning -- and the way teachers engage in teaching,” says Kidd. “I am confident about the impact LTS solutions will have on students across the country. We will find the right avenues to extend the reach of Stride Academy, so that more young people can become reinvigorated about learning right now.”
“We will be ambitious in developing new partnerships, as well as in developing assets around LTS technologies, helping to further the leadership of LTS in the industry,” Kidd assured. “We have a strong team of inventive, collaborative individuals committed to improving the student-teacher experience and transforming schools in monumental ways. I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
About LTS Education Systems
LTS Education Systems (LTS) has spent 13 years engineering personalized, motivational and effective educational online programming. From our inception, LTS has recognized the need to reach struggling learners on their present and particular level of ability, teach them foundational skills in a new and engaging online format, and reinforce their work with enjoyable game-based rewards.
Watch the Stride Academy video, "Extraordinary Motivation to Inspire Monumental Achievements," on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_profilepage&v=FqGTqztKypQ
LTS educational programming supports educators (and parents) with assessment, informative student progress monitoring and exceptional instructional tools to guide differentiated learning and grow skills naturally, until every single child and youth can reach grade-level proficiency – and move into even greater enrichment – in pursuit of the ultimate goal of college and career readiness.
With ambitious, collaborative development efforts and annual software upgrades, LTS continuously strives to improve the student-teacher experience – especially in this time of transition to rigorous new educational standards and technology-based assessments. For more information, visit http://www.LTSeducation.com or http://www.StrideAcademy.com.