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Association of American Publishers PreK-12 Learning Group Announces 2016-17 Executive Council

Washington, DC; June 30, 2016 – The PreK-12 Learning Group, a division of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), is pleased to announce the leaders in the learning resource industry who will serve on the Executive Council for the 2016-17 membership year. The Executive Council helps to set the strategic goals for the division and advises Learning Group staff on trends and issues impacting the market.

Executive Council representatives, who serve three-year terms, are nominated and voted on by the members of the PreK-12 Learning Group.

“AAP very much appreciates the willingness of its members to serve on the Executive Council,” said Jay Diskey, Executive Director of the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group. “This year’s new members are from companies ranging from international multimillion-dollar organizations to start-up companies developing a single product. They produce materials in all media for all subjects and all learning environments. Together, they provide a rich array of innovative learning resources that together touch virtually every school, teacher and family across the nation and around the world.”

The new officers of the 21-member Executive Council are:

  • Chair: Hanna Bauer, American Book Company
  • Vice Chair: Tim McHugh, Saddleback Educational Publishing
  • Immediate Past Chair: Corinne Burton, Teacher Created Materials & Shell Education

New members of the Executive Council are:

  • David Beacom, National Science Teachers Association
  • Debra Kerr, Age of Learning
  • Linda Koons, Scholastic Inc.
  • Dan Mullaney, Pearson
  • Will Reycraft, Benchmark Education
  • Todd Scheffers, Goodheart-Wilcox
  • Trisha Thomas, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
  • Stephen Wakefield, Discovery Education
  • David Weiner, Social Studies School Service

Council members already serving:

  • Todd Brekhus, myON
  • Eric Cantor, EMC (New Mountain Learning)
  • Neal Goff, Egremont Associates, LLC
  • Michael Jay, Educational Systemics
  • Paula Maylahn , Paula Maylahn Consulting
  • Jim McVety, First Step Advisors
  • Heath Morrison, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Bonnie Vance, Macmillan Higher Education and Bedford, Freeman and Worth Publishing Group
  • Ira Wolfman, POE Communications

About AAP

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) represents about four hundred member organizations, including major commercial, digital learning and education and professional publishers alongside independents, non-profits, university presses and scholarly societies. Find us online at www.publishers.org or on Twitter at @AmericanPublish.

About the AAP PreK-12 Learning Group

The PreK-12 Learning Group serves the learning resource industry by advocating for and increasing the accessibility of professional, quality content for education. We serve our diverse membership by providing valuable resources and industry intelligence; fostering a fair, competitive and robust market; and encouraging the development of professional, quality educational materials for teaching and learning. Learn more about us at publishers.org/our-markets/prek-12-learning or on Twitter at @edpublishers.