Achieve3000 Expands Board of Directors with Lynda Cloud and Dr. Wayne D. Lewis
June 30, 2020
Red Bank, NJ (June 30, 2020) — Two education industry leaders will be joining the Board of Directors of Achieve3000, the leader in personalized and differentiated digital solutions that provide equity for remote and in the classroom instruction. These two additions, effective July 1, expand the company’s Board of Directors to a total of seven members.
Lynda Cloud comes to the Achieve3000 board of directors with deep experience in the K-12 school market as an executive leader, and product development and marketing expert. Cloud has built some of the most significant education platforms currently in use in schools around the world. She currently serves as CEO at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the world’s largest nutrition school that trains health coaches online. Immediately prior, Cloud served as the founding CEO of EqualEd, a division of GEMS Education, a global school operator and curriculum provider. Earlier in her career, Cloud served as Executive Vice President of Product and Technology at K12 Inc., where she additionally served as General Manager of the $100 million institutional K-12 schools division. Cloud started her education career and spent 24 years at Pearson in a variety of technology, product, and marketing roles, culminating her tenure there as General Manager and Senior Vice President of Science, Humanities, and the Online Learning Exchange. Cloud has a BA in English and Elementary Education from Susquehanna University.
Dr. Wayne D. Lewis, Jr. brings to the Achieve3000 board of directors executive leadership experience in K-12 education, higher education, and state government, as well as deep academic and educational thought leadership. Since January 1, 2020, he has served as the inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, where he oversees undergraduate and graduate educator preparation programs. Leading up to this role, Lewis served in Kentucky state government, most recently as the state’s Commissioner of Education and prior to that as Executive Director of Education Policy and Programs in the Education & Workforce Development Cabinet. He spent 10 years at the University of Kentucky as a faculty member and graduate program chairperson in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies, as well as an affiliated faculty member with the African American and Africana Studies Program. Lewis started his career in education as a middle and high school special education teacher in Louisiana and North Carolina. Lewis holds his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy analysis from North Carolina State University, a Master’s in urban studies and public administration from the University of Akron, with post-baccalaureate studies in special education from the University of New Orleans. He also currently serves on the board of directors of Future of School, a public charity focused on fostering innovative education models, and on the Practitioner Council of the Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Achieve3000 CEO, Stuart Udell, stated, “We are absolutely thrilled that both Mrs. Cloud and Dr. Lewis chose to join our board. I have had the past pleasure to serve alongside each of them and can say with certainty, that they will add significant thought leadership and tremendous value to our organization. They are both esteemed leaders in the K-12 education space, and most notably, have committed their careers towards making a difference with all students.”
Achieve3000 partners with educators to deliver a comprehensive suite of digital solutions that significantly accelerate literacy and deepen learning across the content areas. The organization’s personalized and differentiated solutions provide equity for remote and in the classroom instruction, enabling teachers to help all students achieve accelerated growth. For more than four million students in grades PreK-12, Achieve3000 improves high-stakes test performance and drives college and career readiness.