Apex Learning, a recognized leader in online learning for secondary education, announced that Jean Sharp has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Academic Officer. Sharp will play a key role in ensuring the company’s curriculum solutions align with the needs of educators today and are effective in achieving outcomes, particularly with struggling students and English language learners.
For the past seven years, Sharp has been the head of content development for Apex Learning. Prior to joining Apex Learning, Sharp served as the Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction for AdvancePath Academics where she was responsible for overseeing curriculum design and implementation in the company’s dropout recovery schools. Previously, Sharp was Vice President of Curriculum Development at PLATO Learning Inc and Executive Producer at MECC/The Learning Company. Among her credits are numerous award-winning educational software products, published for both school and consumer markets.
Sharp began her career as a classroom teacher in Illinois where she saw how eager students were to use technology, fueling her interest in not only how digital learning engages students, but also how it supports their academic achievement. Sharp holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology and Instructional Design from the University of Oklahoma.
“As a company that serves schools, we believe it is extremely important that the educator’s perspective is represented on our leadership team,” said Cheryl Vedoe, CEO, Apex Learning. “With her rich background in education, Jean Sharp has been an extraordinary asset to our company and will continue to have great impact as our Chief Academic Officer.”
About Apex Learning
Schools and districts nationwide implement Apex Learning digital curriculum to personalize the learning experience and support success for all students–from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating. Proven to increase outcomes, Apex Learning digital curriculum actively engages students in learning, with embedded supports and scaffolds to meet the needs of diverse learners. During the most recent school year, there were more than 3.6 million enrollments in Apex Learning digital curriculum. Headquartered in Seattle, Apex Learning is accredited by AdvancEd and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit www.apexlearning.com contact or call 1.800.453.1454.