Teachscape Names Jonathan Stowe as Chief Technology Officer

Mar 01, 2011, 09:42 ET from Teachscape

Stowe brings 15 years of experience in software development, product management, and technology strategy to leading PD company

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teachscape, the leader in delivering web-based professional learning systems to improve teaching practice, has appointed Jonathan Stowe as its chief technology officer (CTO). Stowe brings years of executive-level experience in the education market to the position where he will play an integral role in defining the company's technology architecture and spearheading the development of Teachscape's learning platform, products and services.

As the former vice president of technology of teacher education and development for Pearson, and in executive positions he held at Cengage Learning, Heald Colleges and McGraw-Hill Education, Stowe's focus was on the creation of new education products and services. During his tenure at Pearson, Stowe was instrumental in creating four new products and three portal-based learning environments that centered on professional development and teacher education.  Stowe's deep and varied expertise in education technology will enable Teachscape to accelerate the introduction of products that meet the urgent needs of schools and districts in the areas of teacher professional learning, and classroom observation and evaluation tools.

"Teachscape is dedicated to providing its customers best-in-class products that support teachers and improve their effectiveness in the classroom," said Kathy Yates, Teachscape's CEO. "As we continue to grow our portfolio of products, we will expand and enrich our core programs while introducing next-generation offerings that address the individualized needs of each teacher in his or her unique class setting. Jon's extensive background and experience in building innovative, practical technology solutions for educators make him uniquely qualified to lead our technology team."

"Teachscape has established itself as the leading provider of professional development programs that enhance instructional practice," said Stowe. "The opportunity to advance products like Teachscape Reflect and Classroom Walkthrough as well as develop new offerings is important because it helps our customers achieve their ultimate goal of supporting and developing great teachers who boost student achievement."

To learn more about Teachscape and the complete collection of professional development offerings, visit www.teachscape.com.

About Teachscape

Teachscape is an on-line learning systems company that uniquely combines innovative technology, engaging content and expert services to develop great teachers. From its Classroom Walkthrough technology, to its expansive web-based resource library, to its online masters programs, Teachscape's award-winning products and services are inspired by its dedication to sparking transformative change in teaching practice.  Since 1999, Teachscape has worked with schools and school districts, charter networks, archdioceses, universities and state education departments to measurably and continuously improve the effectiveness of teachers and instructional leaders to produce gains in student achievement. Teachscape's partners include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stanford University, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Charlotte Danielson. For more information, visit Teachscape at http://www.teachscape.com.

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