Education Technology Company Interactive Achievement Names Chief Academic Officer

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Dr. Lorraine Lange appointed to executive team to lead all instructional strategic initiatives

Interactive Achievement announced today that Dr. Lorraine Lange has been appointed Chief Academic Officer, a move that will allow her to build on the tremendous impact she has had in increasing student growth and achievement. A former superintendent, principal, teacher, and director of Graduate Studies, with more than 46 years of experience, Dr. Lange will serve on the executive team and lead all academic and instructional strategic initiatives at Interactive Achievement. In her new position, Dr. Lange will focus the newly formed academic department of Interactive Achievement to reach the mission of thought leadership, infusing research into instruction and learning, and professional growth for educators.

“We are making a commitment to focus not only on building great software, but on creating great instructional resources. Dr. Lange is a world class education expert, and we are pleased to have her expertise and knowledge as we take our educational resources to the next level,” shared Jonathan Hagmaier, CEO of Interactive Achievement.

Dr. Lange most recently served as the Superintendent of the Roanoke County, Virginia school district and was recently appointed by Governor McAuliffe to the Virginia Board of Education. With experience in positively impacting and overseeing 14,200 students and 2,100 teachers in Roanoke County Public Schools, she is primed to continue her legacy in instructional improvement and technology in her role at Interactive Achievement.

Dr. Lange’s proven track record in Roanoke resulted in an on-time graduation rate of 95.4%, which is among the highest in Virginia. In 2009, Dr. Lange was named a Tech Savvy Superintendent by E-News. She has been instrumental in developing and expanding the school system’s virtual high school for more than a decade and personally has worked to launch the system’s new STEM academy. In 2011, Dr. Lange was named the Virginia Superintendent of the Year by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) and was selected as one of four finalists for National Superintendent of the Year. In 2012, she received the Virginia Excellence in Education Award from AdvancED.

“I am ecstatic to be joining Interactive Achievement and to be part of a high-growth organization that truly is focused on moving the needle for kids. My passion is and remains to lead educators in helping children achieve their full potential," shared Dr. Lange.

The addition of Dr. Lange creates a new opportunity for Interactive Achievement in advancing the mission to empower educators to help all students succeed with the right digital tools and use of data.

About Interactive Achievement
Interactive Achievement (IA) creates award-winning standards-based instructional improvement programs for school districts in the U.S. IA was founded in 2006 by educators in response to the need for better assessment and reporting tools that enable both students and teachers to achieve success. As a result, IA’s team is composed of educators who create products that assist their peers in education in making data-driven decisions in the effort to raise student achievement in all academic areas. For more information, visit

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