Otus Adds Edtech Veteran Dr. Phil Collins to Team

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Management Team Expanded to Support Rapid Growing Demand for the Otus Student Performance Platform

Dr. Phil Collins will join Otus on July 1, 2016.

Otus is shaping up to have the most experienced and reputable group of “edupreneurs” of any educational technology company."

Otus, the creators of EdTech's first ever Student Performance Platform, today announced a recent addition to the company’s executive team to meet the needs of their growing customer base. Dr. Phil Collins has been named Senior Vice President of Education. Phil will begin on July 1, 2016 after concluding his Superintendency at Morton Grove School District 70 in Morton Grove, Illinois.

“When we thought of the skillset needed to ensure that Otus would become part of the culture of learning in our client school districts, there were very few people who embodied each requirement we had,” said Dr. Keith Westman, COO of Otus. “Phil is not only an excellent educator with decades of experience positively impacting school communities, he is an edtech visionary. We were thrilled to have him!”

Collins will focus on building comprehensive professional development and training programs for the different users of the Otus platform. Additionally, Dr. Collins will speak on educational issues related to technology, assessment for learning, and effective uses of data to inform classroom instruction.

"I am very excited to have an opportunity to help teachers and administrators effectively use data to inform and improve their practice to increase student learning as part of the team of professionals at Otus," said Collins.

“Otus is shaping up to have the most experienced and reputable group of “edupreneurs” of any educational technology company,” said Christopher Hull, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Otus. “The addition of Dr. Collins will further help us exceed the expectations that our clients, and future clients, have for us.”

About Otus
The Otus Student Performance Platform, designed specifically for K-12 school systems, allows teachers to connect student learning and engagement data to instruction. Currently being used in over 750 schools, Otus gives educators the tools necessary to implement high-impact initiatives which may include data-based decision making, differentiated instruction, flipped classrooms, and more. With Otus, educators can visualize data and leverage the instructional tools to make that data actionable without having to leave Otus.

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