Canada's elite math enrichment provider is growing its executive team in preparation for North American expansion
TORONTO, May 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Spirit of Math Schools, an elite program helping academically gifted students achieve extraordinary results in mathematics, announced today that Jennifer Dodd has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Spirit of Math America. Dodd brings more than 30 years of experience in domestic and international business expansion as well as corporate and franchise development to the organization and will head its expansion into the United States.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jennifer Dodd to the Spirit of Math America executive team during this exciting time for our business," says Kim Langen, Founder and CEO of Spirit of Math. "Jennifer's exceptional strategic insight and proven track record in leading some of North America's biggest brands through market expansion and organizational growth is an invaluable addition to our team. We are confident that in Jennifer we have found the right person to guide our business as we capitalize on growth opportunities."
The Spirit of Math program is a Canadian phenomenon, launched in 1995 to address a lack of opportunities for high performing students to learn in an environment in which they have to 'keep up' and work cooperatively with others. With a proprietary curriculum and proven teaching methods, Spirit of Math Schools uniquely focus on students who have a B+ (80%) or higher report card average. Since its founding, Spirit of Math Schools have propelled thousands of academically gifted students to achieve extraordinary results in mathematics.
Spirit of Math will now bring this proven academic approach and business model to the American market, by capitalizing on demand for this type of program in U.S. communities. The organization is also furthering its mandate of reaching high-performing students through the distribution of its published math training books, the Releasing the Genius® series.
"I am proud to be a part of this transformational organization during a time of rapid development across North America," says Dodd. "It's thrilling to witness how the personalized curriculum offered by Spirit of Math Schools, challenges and motivates already bright and gifted children to achieve their very best in a fast-paced classroom environment, all while having fun, building lasting friendships and a life-long love of learning."
Well-positioned as the supplementary math program designed to take students from the "top of the class to the top of the nation," Spirit of Math is poised for fast expansion across the United States and presents an unparalleled opportunity to the business community and investors. Spirit of Math is the new paradigm in mathematics education.
About Spirit of Math Schools Inc.
Spirit of Math is Canada's largest after school enrichment program exclusively for high performing students in grades 1 to 11. It is not a tutoring program, but a program developed to challenge students with an 80% or higher average. Students attend a 1½-hour class each week taught by university-educated, professional teachers throughout the school year. For over 25 years, Spirit of Math students and alumni have been achieving outstanding results. They consistently dominate the national mathematics honor rolls of Canada and have earned scholarships to the top Universities including Harvard, MIT, Oxford and Waterloo. Spirit of Math has over 4200 students from 1st through 11th grade in 35 campuses across Canada and a successful pilot location in New Jersey, USA. Visit spiritofmath.com.
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