I’ve been blogging here at eScholar for over two years. It’s been a great place for me to engage with our readers. I’m not about to stop posting anytime soon, but I figured: Why should I be the only eScholar team member having fun writing?
So, it’s time for a blog renovation. You already probably noticed our new layout and interface, but more importantly, I’ll no longer be the only voice representing eScholar. One of the best aspects of leading eScholar is working with folks who are smart, funny and passionate about education. On our team, we have teachers, administrators, psychometricians and more. They know CEDS and how to ETL, but they also know how to engage a class of 25 youngsters. They read everything from EdWeek to EdSurge.
Without further ado, here are three of our eScholar team members that we’re adding to our blogging roster:
You may already know Wolf from his previous blog post about our commitment to student privacy. In addition to his role as President of eScholar and leading key efforts supporting our clients, Wolf is an extreme landscaper (Wolf and I decided that anyone that has diesel earthmoving equipment can add “extreme” to their landscaping qualifications). Mr. Boehme brought both his insights on using data and his love of open office plans from his years at Bloomberg LP.
Elissa also guest blogged a few months ago when she went to the Education Datapalooza. She’s a former rugby team captain, lab researcher, public school teacher and video game instructor. Now as the Senior Manager of Marketing and Sales, she channels her passion and energy for education into the mission of eScholar. You can always count on her to have an opinion and some salt and hot sauce handy.
Lisa McNicholas is the resident recovering coffee-nut and Manager of Customer Education, in that order. She hasn’t been able to shake that teacher bug, so she is still writing curriculum and working in schools – now she just does it for eScholar. After a full day of running around the office, Lisa goes home and runs more, and has even run marathons. Above all, Lisa is totally head over heels for education and will gladly debate for hours on just that topic.
Next week, we’ll hear from Lisa regarding what she thinks are some key essentials for teachers in this day and age.