WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The non-profit Great Minds, creator of the most widely used math curriculum in the United States, Eureka MathTM, announced today that education publishing industry veteran Joe Heider has been named Chief Operating Officer, a newly created position. Heider comes to the non-profit with deep experience in education publishing, most recently as Executive Vice President of Global Education at Wiley.
"We are excited to have the breadth of experience and knowledge Joe brings to help us scale our work and further our mission of ensuring all teachers have the highest-quality instructional materials available to them," Great Minds President and Executive Director Lynne Munson said.
Heider was responsible for Wiley's education business and was at the forefront of the industry's digital transformation, leading the successful migration of a content-based business from print to a new media platform. Before assuming leadership roles at Wiley, Heider held key positions at education publisher Prentice Hall.
Heider will lead all functions critical to bringing the non-profit's instructional material - including the highly-rated Eureka Math and new Wit & WisdomTM English curricula – and professional development services, to students and educators nationwide.
About Great Minds
Great Minds was founded by a group of education leaders in 2007 to define and encourage knowledge-rich comprehensive education for all American schoolchildren.
Eureka Math, a PK-12 curriculum developed by Great Minds, is the only comprehensive math curriculum aligned to the Common Core State Standards at every grade. It was developed as EngageNY math under an agreement with the New York State Department of Education. Eureka Math recently won top marks from the independent EdReports.org, and it and the EngageNY version were identified in a RAND Corporation report as the most widely used math curriculum in the country.
Wit & Wisdom, a new, text-based K-8 English curriculum developed by Great Minds, has been named an exemplar in an Achieve EQuIP review and was recently adopted by the School District of Philadelphia. This knowledge-rich curriculum taps the power of literature, history, science and art to stimulate a love for learning while meeting the expectations of the new standards.
To learn more, visit Greatminds.org.
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