SAN ANTONIO (July 27, 2009) – PCI Education, the number one provider of resources for students with special needs, announces the appointment of Randy Pennington as Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing.  In this newly created role, Pennington will oversee sales and marketing for the company and report to Lee Wilson, President and CEO.

“Randy is a creative thought leader whose teams consistently drive growth and profitability,” said Wilson.  “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Randy at several other companies including Harcourt, Pearson and Apple.  Randy knows how to blend creativity, innovation and data-driven decisions into a winning mix.”

Pennington is a highly respected industry veteran with a long track record of success.  Most recently, he served as Vice President & National Sales Manager at Scholastic’s Classroom and Library Division.  Prior to joining Scholastic, Pennington held similar positions with Harcourt Achieve, Pearson Learning Group, Compass Learning, and Computer Curriculum Corporation.  He also has a strong marketing background, with experience as Director of K-12 Marketing at Apple Computer, and as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Chancery Software and EdPoint.

“PCI Education is unique in the market; the company’s programs and services are focused on improving the educational experience of students with special needs.  Educators are looking for classroom resources that blend academics with life skills,” said Pennington.  “As the largest provider of resources for students with special needs, PCI Education addresses this critical market need through programs such as the PCI Reading Program and others that teach academics using life skills related examples.”

Pennington began his career in education as a physics teacher, before becoming a high school principal.  After nearly 15 years as a teacher and principal, he served as Director of Educational Technology for the Georgia Department of Education.

Pennington earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Georgia State University, and a bachelor’s degree in science education and physics from Valdosta State University.

For more information on PCI Education, visit www.pcieducation.com.

About PCI Education
PCI Education offers more than 7,500 instructional materials for a wide range of students with special needs, including learning differences as well intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, mental retardation and Down’s syndrome.  In addition, the company’s products are used in English language learner and adult literacy classes, and to help students performing below grade level.  Based in San Antonio, PCI Education has been helping educators lead students to success in school, at home and in the community since 1991.  For more information, visit www.pcieducation.com or phone 800-594-4263.

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For more information:
–Nicole Horne, PCI Education, 800-594-4263, ext. 126, nhorne@pcieducation.com
–Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, Inc., 608-839-9800, emily@cblohm.com

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