HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–K12 Inc., a technology-based education company and leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, is pleased to announce that national education reform advocate Kevin P. Chavous has been named the company’s President of Academics, Policy, and Schools.
“Kevin’s wealth of expertise over the past twenty years as a trusted leader, inspiring speaker, and passionate advocate for students will prove a valuable asset as we accelerate innovation across our organization,” said K12 Inc. CEO Stuart Udell. “Kevin’s successful track record advancing educational opportunity for children of all backgrounds supports the K12 mission to transform learning for every student we serve.”
Chavous is a noted education reform leader and innovator with a well-chronicled track record of empowering families with education choice, and driving change and opportunity for children of all backgrounds and circumstances. He has worked to advance quality education programs around the nation, most notably as the Education Committee Chair of the Council of the District of Columbia, where he helped shape highly-innovative educational models in our nation’s capital, and as the founding Board President of Washington Latin Public Charter School in the District of Columbia.
“Personalized learning and technology will be the driving force in the future of education,” said Chavous. “I’m excited to join K12’s leadership team at this critical time in history. Increasing numbers of parents and families nationwide are demanding the online and blended learning solutions K12 has provided for nearly twenty years.”
“K12 is the right place for me to continue my life’s work to expand opportunities for all kids,” Chavous added. “We have a tremendous opportunity to improve academic outcomes and expand educational choice for families. I’m excited to get back in the trenches and to work together with K12’s team of educators to make a difference in children’s lives.”
A fearless leader, Chavous has always placed children at the center, and was one of the first to work across the aisle as both the founder of Democrats for Education Reform and as a founding board member of the American Federation for Children. He has also been instrumental in advancing charter school and education choice programs around the country.
Additionally, Chavous is an accomplished author, having published four books including Serving Our Children: Charter Schools and the Reform of American Public Education, Voices of Determination: Children that Defy the Odds, and Building a Learning Culture in America. He is a noted and inspirational speaker and has made countless appearances on national television to discuss educational policy, building great cultures of teaching and learning, and advocating for children of all backgrounds and circumstances.
Chavous graduated from Wabash College, where he was an NCAA District All-American in basketball. He also was inducted into the Wabash Athletics Hall of Fame in 2016. Chavous graduated from the Howard University School of Law, where he was president of his graduating class.
In his capacity as President of K12’s Academics, Policy, and Schools Group, Chavous will exit the company’s board of directors.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is driving innovation and advancing the quality of education by delivering state-of-the-art, digital learning platforms and technology to students and school districts across the globe. K12’s curriculum serves over 2,000 schools and school districts and has delivered millions of courses over the past decade. K12 is a company of educators providing online and blended education solutions to charter schools, public school districts, private schools, and directly to families. The K12 program is offered through more than 70 partner public schools, and through school districts and public and private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.
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