Vicki’s Scoops for December 22

Just days before Christmas, and all through the house….life is ever-so-busy busy but wonderful. I hope you are winding down in advance of the holiday weekend but don’t miss your scoops on the way out!


Shawn Lepper has joined AWE Learning as National Director of Sales. Shawn was previously Global Director of Business Development at BLPS Content Connections.

Join me in congratulating Shawn on his new position!

Lingo Media Corporation, a global provider of digital and print-based English language learning solutions, recently elected Messrs. Robert Martellacci, Hon. Jerry Grafstein, Martin Bernholtz, Tommy Weibing Gong, and Michael Kraft as directors of the Company at its annual and special meeting.

Our friend Robert Martellacci is the founder and president of Canada’s leading EdTech strategy, news, and events company, MindShare Learning Technology, since 2002 and President and Co‑Founder, C21 Canada—Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation. He brings more than 30 years of expertise to the K-12, post-secondary, and lifelong learning environments. Robert draws on his experience as a university administrator, where he specialized in sport marketing, public relations, and business development at York University. As a passionate lifelong learner, Robert augmented his expertise as a Phi Delta Kappa graduate of Pepperdine University Master’s in Education Technology, which inspired the creation of the MindShare Learning Report – Canada’s Leadership, Learning & Technology eMagazine. His international scope includes Australia, the Middle East, South America, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and his board appointment to ASPIC (Applications Service Provider Industry Consortium) Americas Committee reflects his global connectiveness and leadership in the industry.

Join me in congratulating Robert on his new Board appointment!

MindRocket Media Group, the comprehensive multi-channel public relations and editorial firm, has announced the addition of Rebecca Stulberger as Managing Director of Client Services and Strategy.

Rebecca was previously the Senior Director of the Education Group at Chicken Soup for the Soul, where she spearheaded all aspects of the education business. With MindRocket, she will play a critical role in developing overall client strategy and working directly with MindRocket clients to achieve their objectives.

As a department head with Chicken Soup for the Soul, Rebecca managed all aspects of the education business. Some of her responsibilities included the strategy for marketing and market placement, working with the national sales manager to manage a nationwide sales force, acting as the main contact for all sales and support, and oversight of budget creation and reconciliation. Notably, she worked with a cross-functional team to write and develop the company’s first education product, Chicken Soup for the Soul Hallway Heroes, a proactive literacy-based bullying prevention program using social and emotional learning.

Rebecca’s career prior to joining Chicken Soup for the Soul included a stint as the Clergy Assistant at Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown, NY, where she developed the temple’s online marketing strategy and managed the technology team to streamline and optimize outdated processes. Prior to that position, she was an Account Manager in Client Services for CCG Metamedia in New York City, working with the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, including Merck, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Schering-Plough, AstraZeneca, and Wyeth. She also has experience as an account executive and project manager with other companies that work within the medical and pharmaceutical industries, including Academic Alliances in Medical Education, Prime Medica, an SciMed.

Rebecca has both a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Strategic Management from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University.

Join me in congratulating Rebecca on her new role with MindRocket Media!


I recently noted the LinkedIn Top Voices 2017: Education list. Here they are:

Check out all these voices to learn more!

Vote for Bentley!

John Bailey, Visiting Fellow at AEI, and Fellow at the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), has entered his super adorable dog Bentley into the Washingtonian‘s dog contest. As he said, “Yeah, I’ve become that guy. But it benefits the Wolf Trap Animal Rescue (I do it for the puppies!)” Voting ends today, the 22nd. Take a minute to click on the link and then click on the heart next to Bentley’s picture to vote for him. You’ll see just how cute he is!

We will be publishing next Friday, but I wanted to take this opportunity to wish each of you a merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season. This has been a year of a fair number of personal family challenges, but we end the year focused on many blessings, and I now look forward to Christmas with my family. I have had lots of celebrations with friends and pageants and programs with the youngest grandchildren. Now, George and I look forward to special holiday get-togethers with family and friends. We have so much to be thankful for!

I also know that the holidays will be especially difficult for some of you. I am wishing each one of you and your loved ones a most blessed holiday season and will pray for joy and peace for all of us in the new year. My best always – Vicki, the Snoop

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