25-year education veteran to provide strategic direction for Pre-K–12 Mathematics and Science

NEW YORK, May 13, 2011 — The McGraw-Hill School Education Group announced today that Christine Willig has been appointed senior vice president of its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Learning Solutions Center, which is dedicated to developing the highest-quality Pre-K–12 math and science curricular materials and digital solutions to ensure successful teaching and learning.

In her new role, Ms. Willig will direct the editorial, design, digital, marketing strategy and product marketing for all STEM product lines, and lead the continued success and growth of the center.

“Chris is an important addition to the STEM team at a time when leadership in science and mathematics education is more essential than ever, and STEM careers figure significantly in today’s global economy,” said Dan Caton, executive vice president of the McGraw-Hill School Education Group. “She brings the leadership, industry expertise, digital know-how and creative product development skills necessary to continue driving innovation and growth within this practice.”

Ms. Willig brings a long history of leadership in education marketing, sales, and product development, most recently as the chief executive officer and president of Math Solutions/Marilyn Burns Education Associates, a provider of professional development services and products for K-12 math educators. She led the successful acquisition of Math Solutions to Scholastic Inc in September, 2010. Prior to Math Solutions, Chris spent eight years with educational technology company, netTrekker, including time as president. Chris also worked for many years at Thomson Learning/South-Western Publishing developing both print and digital products for the Higher Education and K-12 markets.

Ms. Willig’s impressive professional experience is complemented by her solid educational background; she attended Columbia University’s Executive Education Program and earned a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.

Ms. Willig succeeds Art Block, who recently retired after more than 20 years of service with McGraw-Hill.


About the McGraw-Hill STEM Learning Solutions Center
The McGraw-Hill Education STEM Learning Solutions Center helps students master essential math skills, develop competence with technology, understand science and math concepts, and learn critical thinking and analysis. McGraw-Hill’s Pre-K–12 programs and digital platforms prepare students for jobs in today’s global economy.

About McGraw-Hill School Education Group
The McGraw-Hill School Education Group, a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, is a leading global innovator in the development of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for K-12 education markets, offering traditional and digital instructional, assessment, and reference content and tools for teachers and students. The School Education Group addresses critical areas in primary and secondary education through Learning Solutions Centers focused on improving student learning outcomes and promoting digital innovation in literacy, STEM, college and career readiness, and intervention and special needs education. All of McGraw-Hill’s content for elementary schools and secondary schools is available in digital form. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at

Tom Stanton
McGraw-Hill Education
(212) 904-3214

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