The EdScoops

Greetings education friends!  While, I know you are completely missing Vicki (who wouldn’t miss that sparkling personality?), but “Snoops for Scoops” must carry on as we know you all love to know the happenings in the education industry.  Here’s a brief scoop of what’s new this week…

New Roles

James Collins is joining FableVision Studios as their Director of Strategic Partnerships and Government Relations in their newly added a D.C. office. James joins the FableVision team after his tenure at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology and the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Learning and Digital Access. The move further accelerates FableVision’s growing roster of public and private collaborations around new technologies, digital storytelling, and pedagogically-progressive learning models.

Joining us in sending our congratulations to James.

Margaret Angell has joined 2Revolutions as Principal and member of their leadership team. Margaret will be supporting 2Rev in the intersection between systems and schools, where she brings leadership experience, design chops, and tremendous skill and talent for building and sustaining programs that truly transform communities and learning for young people and adults. Margaret brings to 2Rev the insights she developed throughout her career, from founding and leading the Innovation Portfolio at Citybridge Foundation to serving in district leadership in Washington D.C. and Boston public schools.

Margaret will begin her work at 2Rev, initially leading engagements with Mass IDEAS and D.C. Public Schools, as well as supporting 2Rev partnerships in Virginia Beach and Tulsa. Mass IDEAS is a new school incubator supporting new school designs across Massachusetts. Our partnership with D.C. Public Schools will create a Design Lab for principals to redesign or launch new schools in D.C. between 2018 and 2020. Margaret is particularly excited to leverage 2Rev’s dual focus on schools and systems transformation to support high impact work with partners at a local and regional level.

Congratulations to Margaret on joining the 2Revolutions team.

Debbie Karcher has been hired by Distributed Gateway Platform as a Senior Education Advisor. She is the former CIO of Miami Dade County Schools, the fourth largest school district in the United States.

While CIO of Miami Dade County Schools, Karcher was responsible for ensuring the 400,000 devices connected to the Miami Dade County Schools network had reliable internet access and deploying 1:1 initiatives. In addition, Debbie was responsible for securing student data against cyberattacks both in the classroom and at home. Karcher will leverage her experience running one of the largest school districts in the country to help iboss continue developing its technology so it aligns with the upcoming rules and regulations required for educational organizations.

Join us in congratulating Debbie on her new role.

Brian Crutcher has been selected by the Texas Instruments board of directors to become the company’s next president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective June 1. Crutcher has lead TI’s businesses, including Analog and Embedded Processing, as well as worldwide Sales and Applications, IT Services, and Kilby Labs research center. As TI’s executive vice president of Business Operations, Crutcher was responsible for all TI’s businesses, sales and research and development. Throughout his career, he has held a number of leadership roles including senior vice president of TI’s Analog and DLP® Products businesses, which included High Performance Analog, High Volume Analog and Logic, Power Management and Silicon Valley Analog; senior vice president of Embedded Processing; vice president of the Microcontroller Products business unit and vice president of the Americas Sales and Applications organization. Early in his career, he served in a variety of leadership roles in the Sales and Applications organization throughout the U.S.

We congratulate Brian on his new role at TI.

As always, if you have scoops to share, please do!  [Please send your scoops to Kristina James]

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