PowerSchool CEO Hardeep Gulati Recognized as Education Technology CEO of the Year by EdTech Digest

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Leader Recognized for Driving Edtech Innovation to Empower Teachers and Drive Student Success

Hardeep Gulati is spearheading initiatives that unify classroom technology to empower teachers in more easily managing their instructional process, and has led initiatives combining tech and pedagogy.

PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions reaching over 30 million students in North America, today announced that CEO Hardeep Gulati has been recognized as winner of the 2018 EdTech Leadership/CEO Award. Now in its 8th year, the US-based program is the largest and most competitive program recognizing the biggest names in education technology.

"Hardeep Gulati is spearheading initiatives that unify classroom technology to empower teachers in more easily managing their instructional process, and has led initiatives combining tech and pedagogy,” said Victor Rivero, who as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest, oversees the awards program. “His passion, daily work ethic, and dedication to the K-12 education community is exemplary and thus we're happy to honor him as The EdTech Awards 2018 Leadership Award Winner."

The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere. Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders and innovative trendsetters across the K-12, Higher Education, and Skills and Workforce sectors.

“One of my great joys is seeing companies like PowerSchool and leaders like Hardeep Gulati leverage technology to make a transformative impact on our world,” said Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Vista Equity Partners. “It’s wonderful to see Hardeep’s vision of creating a unified platform for education technology come to life, and the EdTech Digest CEO of the Year award is a well-deserved recognition of these important efforts.”

Since his appointment as CEO in 2015, Gulati has overseen the growth of PowerSchool with seven acquisitions, company expansion from 350 to more than 1,400 employees, and more than 30 million students served. The expansion has driven the development, release, and success of the award-winning PowerSchool Unified Classroom and the creation of a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to serve all aspects of K-12 education from the back office to the classroom and the home. PowerSchool continues to grow under his leadership with the recently announced additional investment from Onex and the plan to acquire PeopleAdmin, a leading provider of talent management solutions for education, bringing together new tools for empowering teachers to drive student success.

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About PowerSchool Group LLC
At PowerSchool, we believe in the simple truth that every student deserves the best opportunities in life. That's why our mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential, in their way. From the back office to the classroom to the home, PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, learning, grading, attendance, assessment, analytics, state reporting, special education, student registration, finance and HR. Today, we're proud to be the leading K-12 education technology provider supporting over 30 million students in over 70 countries. Visit http://www.powerschool.com to learn more.

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