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Ed-Tech Visionary, Wendy LaDuke, Named Group Publisher for eSchool Media

By Abi Mandelbaum
September 19th, 2014

Education technology industry stalwart takes the wheel of leading education-publishing group

Bethesda, MD September 18, 2014 – The eSchool Media publishing group (ESM) is proud to announce that Wendy LaDuke, ed-tech industry icon and former group publisher of 1105 Media’s T.H.E. Journal & Campus Technology, has signed on as their new Group Publisher. With more than 30 years in the education technology publishing market – and a father widely considered as the founder of the industry itself – LaDuke brings with her a profound love of, appreciation for and altruistic vision regarding the education technology arena. In her new role she will serve as Group Publisher for all 3 publications from ESM: eSchool News, eClassroom News and eCampus News, their higher ed magazine.

Edward Warnshuis, her father, began his career in the education industry with a clear vision – and LaDuke has furthered, and will continue to further, his passion of technology’s integral role in today’s classrooms.

After a widely successful and prominent tenure at T.H.E. Journal and Campus Technology (competing education technology publications), LaDuke joins the eSchool Media team with a deep understanding of how education has been transformed by technology and a determination to not only continue her father’s vision to foster innovation, but further establish and pursue her own belief that technology and innovation are two integral pieces of the education puzzle.

“One of the greatest things I learned from my father was to pursue your vision with conviction and to persevere against adversity to make that vision a reality,” says LaDuke. “Education is about making a difference in the lives of kids, setting them up for a lifetime of success, and it is a privilege to play a role in that process. Throughout my career as a publisher, educators have always been my focus. Leveraging my role to ensure that they have access to resources that will allow them to improve their practice is truly an honor. I am thrilled to join such a talented and well-respected organization like eSchool Media. This opportunity will allow me to build on the reputation they have established and I am truly blessed to have the chance to further my father’s vision and to keep his ed-tech legacy alive.”

“All of us at ESM are excited to have Wendy in the driver’s seat,” said Rob Morrow, CEO at eSchool Media. “Her knowledge of the industry, strong relationships, vision and dedication to the space will be invaluable to our suite of publications and websites. She brings the experience, passion and dedication to education technology, which our readers want, and our clients expect. Wendy knows how to ‘connect-the-dots’ in a way that allows our clients, readers and writers to make a positive impact in education. This is just the beginning of an outstanding new chapter for eSchool Media.”

Wendy LaDuke was a 2013 Folio100 award honoree in the category of “Under the Radar” agent of change, which is a testament to her equally avid admiration for, and vision of, the publishing industry.

Look for Wendy LaDuke at this year’s EdNET Conference September 28-30 in Baltimore, MD.

Visit the websites of eSchool News, eCampus News and eClassroom News to learn more about eSchool Media’s family of publications.

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About eSchool Media:

With a combined, unduplicated audience of more than one million education decision makers, eSchool Media Inc. is the parent organization of three robust print, digital, and eMail networks providing breaking news and vital information to brand-specifying buyers at every level of the education field:

• eSchool News (K-12)
With approximately 945,000 visitors and readers—is found in print and on the internet at http://www.eSchoolNews.com
• eCampus News (Higher Ed)
With approximately 94,000 visitors and readers—is found in print and on the internet at http://www.eCampusNews.com
• eClassroom News (Teachers)
With approximately 52,000 visitors and readers—is found on the internet at http://www.eClassroomNews.com

The eSchool Media family of networks serves ed-tech decision makers throughout the world, primarily in Canada and the United States. Our audience includes executive educators (from principals and every U.S. superintendent) at the building- and district-level in elementary and secondary schools; administrators (from chancellors, presidents, and deans to provosts, vice-presidents, and department directors) in two- and four-year colleges, public and private universities, and state university systems; as well as instructors, teachers, and professors of all subjects at every grade level. eSchool Media strives to provide the best news, information, and resources to help K-20 decision makers discover, evaluate, and procure technology to transform education and achieve educational goals.

Press contact:
Jacob Hanson
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Jacob@prwithpanache.com

About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.