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Contact: Julia Markham-Cameron, email@example.com, (312) 955-0818
CHICAGO (January 27, 2015) — Chicago-based education technology startup ThinkCERCA is pleased to announce two new hires. Brian Bar is joining the team as vice president of School Partnerships and Steve Glaeser is joining as the new School Success Coordinator.
Brian Bar has spent 10 years helping early stage companies craft, hone and perfect the consultative process to deliver their products and services. After graduating from Indiana University-Bloomington, he worked at multiple startups to create successful, sustainable business strategies. Most recently he was the head of onboarding sales at Groupon, where he created a program to lead training for their new managers and sales representatives helping over 450 people achieve early success in their careers.
A former teacher in the Milwaukee area, Steve Glaeser has been an advocate for education throughout the past decade. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with degrees in English and Secondary Education, Steve has worked in all areas of education, including leading blended learning efforts throughout the Milwaukee Public School District as a Personalized Blended Learning (PBL) Coordinator. He came to ThinkCERCA first as an independent consultant and is humbled to join the team full-time as the School Success Coordinator.
“We are pleased to add Brian and Steve to our team as we focus on continuing to provide instructional resources that empower teachers to personalize literacy and critical thinking education for all students,” said Eileen Murphy Buckley, CEO of ThinkCERCA. “Their years of expertise and deep understanding of the needs of teachers around the country will provide invaluable insight to ThinkCERCA.”
ThinkCERCA is a schoolwide online educational resource designed to prepare students for career and college by helping them build analytical reading and writing skills across subject matter. ThinkCERCA graduated from the inaugural class of the Impact Engine Accelerator in December 2012 and won the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Literacy Courseware Challenge in July 2013. To learn more, please visit www.ThinkCERCA.com.