Disney Executive Liz Fogel to lead P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning

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Dr. Liz Fogel, director of education for the Walt Disney Company and formerly P21’s vice chair, has been selected to lead the organization as P21 looks to expand its work beyond K-12 to encompass early learning, beyond school and global readiness.

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“I look forward to advancing P21’s collaborative vision as we evaluate contemporary learning challenges and opportunities" - Dr. Liz Fogel, P21 Chair

P21, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning — the leading organization uniting business, government and education leaders around the common goal of preparing all learners to succeed in a globally and digitally interconnected world — announced new leadership for its executive board. Composed of P21 member organizations, the Strategic Council and Executive Board manage P21’s major initiatives. Dr. Liz Fogel, director of education for the Walt Disney Company and formerly P21’s vice chair, has been selected to lead the organization as P21 looks to expand its work beyond K-12 to encompass early learning, beyond school and global readiness.

“In today’s world, learning never stops,” said Ms. Fogel. “I look forward to advancing P21’s collaborative vision as we evaluate contemporary learning challenges and opportunities and provide innovative and inspiring initiatives that guide learners toward success.”

With unanimous support from the P21 Strategic Council, David Young, CEO of VIF International Education was elected as vice-chair; Dr. Charles Cadle, CEO of Destination Imagination was elected as treasurer; and Craig Bach, vice president of education for Goddard Systems was elected as secretary. Stephan Turnipseed, former president LEGO Education North America, will serve as immediate past chair.

In addition to P21’s officers, the following were elected to serve on the executive board: Brenda Andolina, director of global communications for Fisher-Price; Frank Gallagher, vice president of education for Cable Impacts Foundation; Dr. Clifford Green, vice president of education and customer experience for Learning.com; Tom Holland, CEO of American Camp Association; Lillian Kellogg, vice president of client services for Education Networks of America (ENA); Alicia Levi, vice president of PBS LearningMedia; and Cheri Sterman, director of education and consumer relationships for Crayola.

P21 is proud to continue its collaborative work to engage leaders in education, business and policy, as well as the 19 partnership states to help prepare all learners to lead and succeed in 21st century work, life and citizenship.

P21 recognizes that all learners need educational experiences in school and beyond, from cradle to career, to build knowledge and skills for success in a globally and digitally interconnected world. Representing over 5 million members of the global workforce, P21 unites business, government and education leaders from the United States and abroad to advance evidence-based education policy and practice and to make innovative teaching and learning a reality for all. Learn more at http://www.P21.org and @P21Learning

P21 Members: American Camp Association, American Federation of Teachers, Apple Inc., Asia Society, Bahcesehir K-12 Schools, Cable Impacts Foundation, Common Sense Media, Crayola, Destination Imagination, Duck Learning, EF Education, Education Networks of America, Fisher-Price, Ford Motor Company Fund, Future Problem Solving Program International, Gale Cengage Learning, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, Learning.com, LEGO Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, National Education Association, PBS, Pearson, People to People International, Playworld Systems, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, VIF International Education and The Walt Disney Company

P21 Leadership States: Arizona, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin

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