Achieve3000® is led by a team of passionate and talented executives, chosen for their experience and ability to support 21st-century education initiatives across content areas and help put all students on the road to College and Career Readiness.
Ms. Saki Dodelson is the founder, president and CEO of Achieve3000. Driven by the belief that all students deserve a great future, she has leveraged over two decades of experience in technology and education in her mission to ensure equity for all students through truly blended, differentiated learning. Using proprietary technology, Achieve3000 offers the only patented platform that assesses students to determine their precise reading levels and then delivers grade-appropriate nonfiction content tailored to each student’s individual Lexile® reading level. By reaching all students one-on-one and extending every teacher’s reach, Achieve3000’s award-winning solutions have been proven effective at raising reading test scores and increasing college and career readiness for millions of students worldwide. The company offers solutions for all grade levels (prekindergarten through adult education) and all instructional needs (including intervention, special education and English language learners).
Winner of the Impact 50 Award, Ms. Dodelson has been named one of the “Top 50 Women Entrepreneurs in America” by Inc. Magazine, a “Hall of Fame Entrepreneur” by the New Jersey Business Journal, an “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young and a finalist for the 2016 EdTech Leadership Award. She holds a master’s degree in computer science and a Master of Business Administration.
Dr. Gertler has been in educational publishing for nearly 20 years, co-founding Achieve3000and serving as its Chief Academic Officer to bring online differentiated instruction to students of all grades and all reading abilities. With experience in developing curriculum, training materials, and instructional design, Dr. Gertler has conceptualized the requirements for a blended learning solution that has transformed literacy instruction. With an expertise in providing training and support for administrators, instructional leaders, and teachers, Dr. Gertler is responsible for the development of materials that help all content-area teachers support the literacy growth needed for life-long learning. She is one of a team that has been awarded a patent for developing a technology-driven solution that assesses students, differentiates content to their precise levels, and accelerates student gains through ongoing progress monitoring.
Jim comes to Achieve3000 with nearly 20 years of experience in developing and marketing leading educational products and solutions. Prior to joining Achieve3000, he held a number of positions at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, including Senior VP of Product Management and Strategy and Senior VP of Portfolio Management and Strategy. In these roles, he was responsible for product management, marketing, and market research for pre-K through grade 12 and helped to develop comprehensive and specialized solutions across all curriculum areas. Before that, Jim held product development and marketing positions at National Geographic School Publishing, McDougal Littell, and Pearson Education. He earned a BS in Economics and History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
A member of Achieve3000’s founding team, Rivki has been with Achieve3000 since its inception. Prior to joining Achieve3000, she served as Curriculum Developer for Youthline USA, an educational publication for students in grades 3-8. From 1993-1999 she worked as an elementary school teacher and Reading Specialist, and holds teaching certification in New York and New Jersey. Rivki led Achieve3000’s Product Research and Development Department from 2004-2014, overseeing the development of Achieve3000’s suite of products.
Before coming to Achieve3000, Joel Jeselsohn spent 13 years with ClickSoftware, a recognized leader in field service and workforce management solutions. His roles there included Global CFO, VP of Finance and Operations, and Director of Finance. Previously, he served three years as the VP of Finance and CFO at Nur America, which was then the American subsidiary of Nur Macroprinters (a leader in wide-format printing in Israel, where Joel had formerly served as Corporate Controller). Joel also spent four years in Israel with Ernst & Young, a multinational professional services firm. Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics and a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from Bar-Ilan University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel.
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