Vicki’s Scoops for August 25

Well, this has been a busy week to remember for the Snoop! I got scooped as you learned of my retirement at the end of this year, I have started amazing EdNET session planning calls with speakers, we got my sister through a big surgery, and now we are making preparations in advance of Hurricane Harvey. What’s a girl gotta do to get a little down time? That’s ok! I am on it, and all is good. And speaking of good, check out the good scoops I have for you this week….

New roles for colleagues and friends….

CUE (Computer Using Educators) has announced that Jason Seliskar has joined the Membership Engagement Team along with Cate Tolnai in a Director’s role.

Jason has held a variety of positions in his career as an educator, including elementary teacher, K-12 Technology Coach, Library Media Specialist, Consultant, and his current position as a fourth grade teacher in Covina-Valley USD. He is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Apple Distinguished Educator. He currently is President of San Gabriel Valley CUE, a CUE affiliate in Southern California.

The newly developed team of Cate and Jason is a direct outcome of CUE’s annual Leadership Development Institute, held in July 2017, and reflects the Board’s vision for CUE to provide enhanced member and affiliate learning network support. The Membership Engagement Team will oversee affiliates and Learning Networks, social media, press relations, and communications. The Membership Engagement Team is committed to engaging CUE’s growing membership.

Please join me in congratulating Cate and Jason on their new roles!

And Parchman, Vaughan, & Company, L.L.C., a leading middle market investment banking boutique focused on the education and training industries, has announced that Rajat (RJ) Parashar has joined the firm as an Associate. He joins Parchman Vaughan with over six years of M&A and strategic planning experience.

Prior to joining Parchman Vaughan, RJ served as a Consultant with Ernst & Young in Gurgaon, India. He also spent a year as a Senior Associate with Allure Pvt. Ltd., a boutique investment firm. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, where he was on the Dean’s List as well as President of the Investment Banking Association. RJ graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Gurgaon Institute of Technology in India. He will work on Parchman Vaughan’s merger, acquisition, divestiture, and financing mandates.

Congratulations to RJ on joining the great Parchman Vaughan team!

Look Who’s Coming to EdNET

The Snoop has been watching the EdNET online networking directory of registered conference attendees already planning to join us next month! I can’t wait to see many of you in Scottsdale. Here is the current line-up of attending organizations:

95 Percent Group
A Pass Educational Group, LLC
AlphaBEST Education
American Community Corrections Institute, Inc.
Andamio Games
Aperture Education
Apperson, Inc.
Arizona Department of Education
Ascend Education
ASU Prep Digital
Bellwether Education Partners
Big Deal Media/Marketing Projects, Inc.
Bigham Technology Solutions, Inc.
Blue Skies Direct
Boys Town
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
Calvert Education
CAST, Inc.
CEV Multimedia
Chessiecap Securities, Inc.
Co9 Consulting
CodeMonkey Studios
Committee for Children
Congress Elementary School District
Cox Business
CPM Educational Program
Davis Publications
Dayton Johnson Executive Search, LLC
DeSilva & Phillips Investment Bank
Desmos, Inc.
Discipline Associates, LLC
DMW Direct
Dysart Unified School District
EdGate Correlation Services
Education Market Association
Education Networks of America (ENA)
Education Talk Radio
Education Week
Education Week Research Center
Educational Systemics, Inc.
EdWeek Market Brief
Empirical Education Inc.
eSchool Media, Inc.
ESGI Software
Facilitron Inc.
First Step / ClassLink
Forward Thinking EDU
Fuel Education
Future of Privacy Forum
Gander Publishing
Gibbs Smith Education
Gilbert Public Schools
Glynlyon, Inc.
Hispanic Information & Telecommunications Network
Infinite Campus
InnovateEDU/Brooklyn Lab
Interactive Educational Systems Design (IESD)
J Daly Associates
K-12 Market Advisors
Kajeet, Inc.
Kathy Hurley LLC
KEH Communications
Kurland Consulting
L. Wolfe Communications
Laurel Springs School
Learning A-Z
Learning Resources
Lesson Planet
Ligature Partners
Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes
Magic Software Inc.
Marketing Genius Group
Matchbook Events
McGraw-Hill Education
MCH Strategic Data
McKinsey & Co.
Measured Progress
Meemic Insurance Company
MHT Partners
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
MIDAS Education
MMS Education
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
National School Boards Association
Nepris, Inc.
Nibletz Media Ventures
Oates Associates
Paula Maylahn Consulting
PCG Education
Penguin Random House
Perfection Learning
PR with Panache!
Renaissance Learning
Sanford Health
Santa Fe Public Schools
School Specialty, Inc.
Search Inc.
Second Avenue Learning
Spectrum Enterprise
Sprout Social
Teach n’ Kids Learn (TKL)
Teacher Created Materials
The Douglas Stewart Company
The Meemic Foundation
The Munn Group
The Source for Learning, Inc.
Transformational Storytelling
Tyton Partners
Underscore Creative
Varitronics, LLC
Vector Solutions, Education Division
Vernier Software and Technology
Virtual Schools Of Excellence
Voyager Sopris Learning
West (SchoolMessenger solutions)
Westchester K-12 Publishing Services
Westchester Publishing Services
Winter Group
WLJ Advisors, LLC

I can’t wait to catch up with people from all of these companies—and others!

If you are not already signed up, do that right now and complete your profile in the networking directory so others know you will be there!

And….don’t miss out on the discounted EdNET hotel rate. That rate runs only through today. Get all the information you need to book your room online!

Let’s head off to that weekend, friends! I have to tell you that as my retirement has been announced—my personal scoop here—I have been pretty overwhelmed with and humbled by many thoughtful messages and personal anecdotes regarding how we met or something you learned from me or how you feel you knew me, even if we have not officially met (love that!). Each of these touches me deeply, and I will be holding on to them forever. How blessed I have been to be able to help keep our wonderful community connected. And of course, I am not through yet! Keep your scoops coming!

Here in Houston, we are dreading but are hopefully prepared for whatever Hurricane Harvey is going to give us. But my prayers are for all those across my state and other Gulf state areas that will be impacted. This looks like a really bad one, as I write. I hope and pray I am wrong. Have a safe and good weekend wherever you are. You will find me back here next Friday! Till then….Vicki, the Snoop

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