Vicki’s Scoops for December 15

Happy holidays, happy holidays….joy everywhere, it seems. What a wonderful season of love and gratitude. Rejoice and celebrate – the reasons are endless! And, to spread a little joy of my own, I have just a couple of scoops for you. Read on….

Woot! Woot! A promotion….

Michael T. Fay, MBA has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Springboard Education in America, LLC. Under Michael’s leadership, Springboard has more than tripled in size and continues to expand.

Michael leads over 400 field-based staff in 11 states and more than 100 schools. He brings to Springboard significant operational management experience and expertise.

Prior to joining Springboard, Michael held multi-state operational leadership roles at several major retailers, including Target and Lane Bryant. In these roles he was responsible for operations management and growth strategy, including launches and rapid business expansions.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Gwynedd Mercy College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Post University in Connecticut.

In Michael’s new role he will lead the company’s OPS Field and Office Support Team, Marketing, Technology, and have a significant role in business development. Using his operational experience, Michael is focused on connecting innovative and academically-based curriculum with effective business practices to create quality extended-day programs for school partners and students.

Please join me in congratulating Michael on becoming Springboard Education’s new COO!

Light the candles!

The wonderful Adrienne Dayton is celebrating 30 years with Education Market Association (EDmarket), formerly National School Supply & Equipment Association (NSSEA). Adrienne is Vice President, Communications & Education for EDmarket. I will only echo what many, many people would say—she is not only super competent, but also seriously one of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet or work with. I am so glad to also call her a friend.

Happy anniversary, Adrienne!

Now off to another holiday weekend with lots of fun in store—and next week, I will be keeping those grandkids all week. I see a lot of fun in my future, to be sure! Go have yourself some holiday fun, and I will see you back here next Friday.

Till then….Vicki, the Snoop

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P.S.  Did you miss last weeks scoops?  Read it now.