Waterford Institute Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Education Veteran Andy Myers Rejoins Waterford in Mission to Provide Equity and Excellence for Every Child

Waterford Institute Appoints New Chief Operating OfficerSALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Waterford Institute, a nonprofit research center and curriculum creator, announced the addition of Andy Myers as Chief Operating Officer, further filling out its team of education industry veterans.

Waterford Institute appoints Andy Myers as COO.

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Myers returns to Waterford with more than 20-years of experience building and growing companies that provide digital content, assessment and platform solutions for K-12 education. He started his career at Waterford in 1995 as a sales rep in Washington DC, and went on to hold several industry leadership roles, including Pearson Education’s COO for digital learning, the CEO at Scientific Learning and most recently, Chief Strategy Officer at Renaissance Learning.

“When I first started with the Institute, it was right out of college,” Myers said. “I had met with Dusty (Heuston), the founder. His passion for education was contagious, and his energy for making a difference for students caught my attention.”

As COO, Myers will be responsible for all Waterford operations and continuation of its successful mission-driven initiatives as the company heads into its 40th year. “Andy joins us at a seminal moment in our company history and brings a unique portfolio of industry experience, strategy and vision that will help us achieve our mission of promoting academic success for every child,” Dr. Benjamin Heuston, Waterford’s president, said.

Myers said the main reason he returned to Waterford was because it has all the necessary components to effectively increase literacy: excellent curriculum that blends subjects, robust family and teacher support, real-time reporting, actionable data to inform lesson planning, and educator professional development to bring it all together.

“During the next few years, Waterford will continue to grow from a name that people recognize to a thought leader in education,” Myers said. “Already, Waterford is becoming the kind of organization with whom policymakers, educators and even innovators want to collaborate to find solutions to some of the most important challenges in schools today.”

Celebrating 40 years, Waterford Institute is a nonprofit research center that creates personalized cloud-based instruction through award-winning curriculum, content and assessment for children aged pre-K to 2nd grade. Waterford is uniquely focused on providing accessibility, equity and excellence for our youngest learners to position them for a lifetime of learning and success.www.waterford.org, 877-299-7997

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