Elevate K-12, the leading provider of high-quality live streaming instruction for K-12 classrooms, has hired longtime online educational executive and curriculum strategist Amy Peterson to serve as Vice President of Academics.
As the former Vice President of Academic Strategy at Pearson, a learning and education publishing company, Peterson brings more than 20 years of online academic programming experience to Elevate K-12.
In her new role, Peterson — who holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology and educational technology — is currently overseeing curriculum and instructor teams responsible for the development of academic content and classroom instruction.
“I’m very excited to join Elevate K-12 as it is the only company addressing our teacher shortage with live instruction delivered with a technology designed for K-12 teaching,” Peterson said. “The model is not dependent on the local pool of available teachers, so Elevate K-12 expands the access of quality education to young learners across the country.”
According to Peterson, Elevate K-12’s live streaming approach is vastly different from other online models. “Since students are in the classroom, they are directly engaging with classmates and teachers, which creates a social expectation to participate supported with real-time encouragement from teachers. It makes a big difference in students’ motivation and outcomes.”
As Elevate K-12 continues its expansion across the country, it looks to Peterson’s leadership and vision. “The addition of someone with Amy’s extensive background in education will only continue to bolster the pedagogical efficacy and breadth of our instruction and course offerings,” said Kim Kross, Chief Operating Officer at Elevate K-12. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Amy as part of the team and to see our live instruction capabilities grow under her leadership.”