Penn Foster Names Raymond J. McNulty Chief Learning Officer

Posted: May 31, 2012 at 11:14 pm


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SCRANTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Penn Foster, Inc., a global leader in online education, today announced the appointment of Raymond J. McNulty as Chief Learning Officer. In this new role, Raymond will focus on the educational platform and content provided to students in all programs at Penn Foster, with focus on learning methods and academic content. McNultys appointment continues to mark the rapid growth of the online education sector, and follows Penn Fosters recent appointment of Frank Britt and Joseph Gagnon as CEO and President, as well as an office expansion in Boston.

"Ray will be invaluable to Penn Foster as we rethink our understanding of how best to embrace contemporary education practices and reaffirm our commitment to relevant and rigorous learning platforms. He is a proven expert on applying disruptive innovation to real-life education, and will make sure our learners have the skills to be successful in tomorrows workforce, said Frank Britt, CEO of Penn Foster. "The depth and scope of Rays experience in the education sector is truly unparalleled and we consider ourselves fortunate to have him on board. He will be instrumental in helping us build out new and existing programs and learning methods."

McNulty, who currently serves on the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Board of Directors at Clemson University, comes to Penn Foster from the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) where he was President. Prior to joining the ICLE, McNulty was a senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he worked with leading educators from around the country on improving high school education. McNulty has worked in education since 1973, holding teaching, principal, and superintendent positions in Vermont. From 2001-03, he served as Vermont's education commissioner. During his tenure, Ray focused on aligning the Department of Education's work on three key issues: early education, educator quality, and secondary school reform. Ray is also a past president of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and a frequent speaker at education events. He is also the author of Its Not Us Against Them Creating the Schools We Need, published in 2009.

"Education is all about learning and keeping students engaged in that process can prepare them for success in life, said Raymond McNulty, Chief Learning Officer of Penn Foster. In my experience, Ive seen that while its great to be successful in school, its success outside of school that really matters. We are working to put the most engaging learning platform in place to help our students achieve success in their daily lives. We believe the future of learning will be online, and Im looking forward to helping Penn Foster deliver educational programs that truly will help our students succeed in life."

About Penn Foster

Penn Foster is a global leader in online education, providing high school diplomas, career-focused degree and vocational programs in the fields of allied health, business, technology, education, and select trades through the Penn Foster College and Penn Foster Career School.

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