Former Leapfrog, Blackboard exec joins DreamBox Learning as new CEO

DreamBox Learning has hired Jessie Woolley-Wilson as its new CEO, an appointment that comes four months after the Bellevue, Wash., online education startup was sold to an investment syndicate that included The Charter Fund and Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, TechFlash reports. Woolley-Wilson has spent the past two decades working in the online education field. Most recently, she served as president of K-12 education at Blackboard Inc. Before that, she served as executive vice president of LeapFrog Enterprises and president of LeapFrog SchoolHouse. “Jessie brings an enormous wealth of knowledge and expertise in the area of eLearning, as well as a stellar track record in her ability to lead and execute,” said Hastings, who now serves as chairman of DreamBox. “I am confident that, under her stewardship, DreamBox Learning will accelerate its growth and create a heightened demand for effective, individualized programs that will help millions of students succeed.” DreamBox Learning was started in 2006 by former Microsoft executive Ben Slivka, and its K-2 Math product was released in January 2009…

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