Editure Professional Development, an organization focused on helping
build strong K-12 schools by providing consulting services in the most
critical areas including Common Core State Standards instruction,
utilization of technology in the classroom, whole school improvement,
and teacher effectiveness, announced today that it has hired Sheena
Hervey as Chief Academic Officer.
Editure PD was combined with JBHM Education Group in September following
the acquisition of both companies by Weld North. Weld North Holdings LLC
is an investment company founded by former Kaplan, Inc. CEO Jonathan
Grayer in partnership with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
With more than 25 years of experience in the education industry, Hervey
will be the standard-bearer for the academic quality of work throughout
the Editure/JBHM organization and a key external thought leader on the
instructional shifts surrounding Common Core, measurement of teacher
effectiveness, and the unique services provided by Editure PD and JBHM.
She will report to CEO Justin Serrano.
"I am extremely excited to have Sheena as part of our team," said Justin
Serrano, chief executive officer. "Sheena brings a wealth of industry
experience and an invaluable perspective on the challenges and
opportunities currently facing the education industry. She is a
passionate educator with an impressive background, particularly with
respect to the implementation of Common Core literacy standards, and
understands the challenges facing educators and leaders alike."
"A key ingredient for the success of the combined entity will be our
ability to stay current with - and indeed drive - the educational
conversation on student achievement and teacher effectiveness in our
ever-changing industry. Sheena is the ideal leader to help us to
accomplish this goal," Serrano continued.
"In learning about this opportunity, I have been consistently impressed
with the vision for this combined company and its commitment to helping
school succeed in raising student standards and achievement," said
Sheena Hervey, chief academic officer. "As new standards are
implemented, we are asking teachers and students to work and learn in a
way that is very new to them. Throughout this exciting and challenging
time, our company will be well-positioned to help make that change a bit
easier and I look forward to being part of an organization that will
make a measurable impact in schools across the country."
Hervey brings a deep expertise in the field of reading and literacy.
Prior to joining Editure, Hervey was a consultant at AUSSIE (acquired by
Editure PD in 2009) where she provided research-based professional
development for teachers and workshops for principals. She was also
integral to acquiring and delivering Editure's Common Core State
Standards work with New York City. Hervey is currently working as the
senior Literacy Adviser for the New York Department of Education's
Middle School Quality Initiative. Prior to joining AUSSIE, Hervey served
as Director of Primary programs at Dunedin College of Education. Hervey
is also a highly sought-after speaker and publisher of such works as
"Tools for Examining Text Complexity" with Karen Hess of the National
Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment (NCIEA, 2010) "To
Test Or Not To Test," (1998) "Dancing with the Pen" (1992), "The Reader
as Learner" (1996), "Exploring Language" (1996) as well as international
conference papers such as "Who said New Zealand Teachers Don't Teach
Phonics " which was presented at the 2000 International Reading
Association World Congress in Auckland, NZ.
About Editure Professional Development
Editure PD, best known for its Aussie PD division, offers a full suite
of professional development solutions for teachers and administrators in
schools and education authorities. Located in New York City, with which
it has had a long-standing relationship, Editure PD provides online and
onsite academic and technology professional development and consulting
services to more than 5,000 schools in 25 states. Editure PD tailors its
offerings to enable districts and schools to integrate professional
development and technology in the classroom. The Company's suite of
services, which includes its industry-leading professional development
system, content and courses, enables an environment of continuous
development that enhances student outcomes and drives school-wide
JBHM is recognized as a leader in transformative education services.
Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in
developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain
continuous improvement in student learning. The Company's School
Improvement Process reaches from state education agencies through school
district personnel school boards, superintendents, district
administrators, principals and teachers. JBHM was recently cited in a
state of Arkansas study of school improvement providers as the only
company achieving statistically significant results in both ELA and
Math. More information about the State of Arkansas Bureau of Legislative
Research 2012 Review of School Improvement Consulting Expenditures and
Results can be found here: http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2011/Meeting%20Attachments/410/I10184/020712%20Revised%20Public%20School%20Improvement%20Consulting%20Svs.pdf
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