Seasoned Experts in EdTech and Learning Sciences Join Penn Foster’s Leadership Team
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania., June 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Penn Foster, who is partnering with employers and learners working across the country to create new pathways to economic opportunities in high-growth mid-skill areas, today announced the appointment of two new members of its management team. Stacy Caldwell, whose experience includes leadership roles on the College Board and The Princeton Review, will join the company as Chief Product Officer. Dr. Andrew Shean, who will lead the development of Penn Foster’s academic programs as Director of Learning, brings deep pedagogy and learning science expertise to his work by designing programs and programs that meet the needs of learners who working.
âMid-skilled jobs make up the majority of the labor market and will drive a fair economic recovery. In the coming months, it will be more important than ever to provide job seekers with the skills and support they need to be successful in these careers, âsaid Franck Britt, CEO of Penn Foster. “Stacy and Andrew each bring unique expertise, along with a commitment to innovation and impact, which will accelerate our efforts to advance economic mobility in partnership with employers, community organizations and learners across the country. . “
As a product manager, Stacy Caldwell will lead Penn Foster’s work to design and create career-focused, student-centered products and programs focused on in-demand jobs. Prior to joining Penn Foster, Caldwell was CEO of the Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC), a growing group of high schools creating a new type of digital transcript that recognizes skills learned both in and out of the classroom. Prior to joining MTC, Caldwell held various leadership roles including Vice President of the SAT Assessment Suite for the College Board, Product Manager for The Princeton Review and tutor.com, and Vice President of Instructional Technology. for SCORE! Educational centers and Kaplan.
âPenn Foster has long been recognized as a trailblazer for her work to break down the silos between high school, university and vocational training so that the needs of learners and employers are met,â Caldwell said. âI am delighted to join the team at a time of acceleration and opportunity, and to help Penn Foster continue to expand his application of data science and analytics to create training and education programs. recycling that correspond to the demand of the labor market. “
Dr. Andrew Shean, who joins Penn Foster as Director of Learning, was previously Senior Vice President and Director of Studies at National Education Partners. Earlier in his career, Dr Shean held various leadership roles in Kindergarten to Grade 12 and higher education, including serving as Director of Academic Learning for Bridgepoint Education and Vice-Chancellor at Ashford University (now University of Arizona Global Campus), where he was also Executive Dean of the College of Education. In his new role, he will lead the direction of the academic program, programs and courseware, academic operations and faculty development, as well as non-academic support in the pursuit of improving the learning experience of students. students of Penn Foster.
âAs an institution that has prioritized the development of effective, student-centered online programs for years, Penn Foster was uniquely positioned to overcome the sudden shift to distance learning over the past few years. year, âsaid Dr. Shean. âIn the years to come, I look forward to strengthening Penn Foster’s position as a pioneer in creating innovative programs and programs that each year help hundreds of thousands of people advance their career paths.
Penn Foster’s program in intermediate skill areas, including veterinary, health and skilled trades, is used by more than 300,000 learners each year. Through partnerships with leading employers and workforce organizations, from Guild Education and YouthBuild to Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas, Pennsylvania Foster offers training and retraining programs backed by sophisticated labor market analyzes that help job seekers and working learners access opportunities in high growth industries.
About Penn Foster
Penn Foster bridges the gap between education and economic opportunities to train the workforce of tomorrow. We partner with employers to design and deliver digital and blended learning programs that attract, develop and retain workers in the fastest growing fields and occupations in the United States. With more than 40,000 graduates each year, Penn Foster helps individuals discover pathways to opportunity through accredited diploma, certificate and degree programs that matter in the world of work. For more information visit https://www.pennfoster.edu/.
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