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Learn-It Systems, LLC

Contact Information


Raquel Whiting Gilmer
2201 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208

Phone: 410-369-0000


Denise Hennessy
7675 West 14th Avenue
Suite 103
Lakewood, CO 80214

Phone: 303-912-8728

General Information

Screenshots / Demo:
Effectiveness Data:
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 5 years
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Student
Family and Community Support
21st Century Skills
Specific Content Area :
Reading/Language Arts; Math; Common Core support

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

Adams County 14 Janell Sueltz, Director ofStudent Achievement, 5291 East 60th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022

Adams County 50 Charisse Goza, Title I Coordinator, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, Colorado 80030

Aurora Paul Mangone, Grants Management Office, 15701 E. 1st Ave, Suite 217, Aurora, CO 80011

Denver Scott Gorsky, 1330 Fox St, 3rd Floor, Denver, CO 80204
Jefferson County Linda Reyes-Quinones, 1829 Denver West Drive #27, Golden, CO 80401

Weld County Kathi Van Soest, Director of Priority Schools Division of Academic Achievement, 1025 Ninth Avenue, Greeley, Colorado 80631

Recent References:

Norman Townsend, Principal, Emily A. Fifield Elementary School, Boston Public Schools, 25 Dunbar Avenue, Dorchester, Massachusetts 02124;

Duane Coleman, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent, Oceeanside Unified School District, 2111 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, California 92058;

Virginia Galizia, Principal, Alexander Hamilton Academy, Paterson Public Schools, 11-27 Sixteenth Avenue, Paterson, New Jersey 07501;

Andrea M. Johnson, Title I Specialist, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School, 700 E. Stonewall Street, Suite 714, Charlotte, NC 28202; and

Patricia M. Shaw, Principal, Baltimore Rising Starts Academy, Laurence G. Paquin #344; 2200 Sinclair Lane; Baltimore, Maryland 21213.

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Birmingham City – Gloria Jackson, 2015 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
Dallas County - Vicie S. Larkin, Federal Programs, 429 Lauderdale Street, Selma, Alabama 36701
Huntsville City - Carolyn Kelley, 200 White St, Huntsville, AL 35801
Midfield City - Kecia Topping Chapman, Ph.D., Federal Programs Coordinator, 417 Parkwood Street, Midfield, AL 35228
Mobile - Martha Peek, 1 Magnum Pass, Mobile, AL 36618
Montgomery - Shirley Williams, Educational Specialist, 307 S. Decatur St, Montgomery, AL 36102
Tuscaloosa City - Latanza Harrison, 1210 21st Ave, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Chandler Unified - Gina Vukovich, CUSD Assessment & Federal Programs Office, 500 W. Galveston Street, Chandler, AZ 85225
Creighton Elementary - Katie Mitchell, External Programs, 2702 East Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Glendale Elementary - Barbara Refro, Academic Support Services, 7301 N 58th Avenue, Glendale, Arizona 85301
Isaac School District - Cindy Cervantes, 3348 W. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85009
Mesa Unified - Pat Wise, 549 Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85203
Phoenix Elementary - Alberto Martinez, Federal Programs Office, 1817 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Washington Elementary - Carla Mariscal, Purchasing Department, 4650 W. Sweetwater Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85304

Hot Springs - Anne N. Gentry, Ed.D., 400 Linwood Street Hot Springs, AR 71913
Little Rock - Linda Young, Director Grants and Program Development, 3001 South Pulaski, Little Rock, AR 72206
Pulaski County - Chanda Bailey, 925 East Dixon Road, Little Rock, AR 72206

Alvord - Joi Huben, Coordinator State and Federal Programs, 10365 Keller Avenue, Alvord, California 92505
Anaheim City - Frances Ramirez, 1001 S. East St, Anaheim, CA 92805
Arvin - Kathie Kouklis, Assistant Superintendent, 737 Bear Mountain Boulevard, Arvin, CA 93203
Bakersfield City - Diane Wallace, Supervisor, Academic Improvement and Accountability, 1300 Baker St, Bakersfield, CA 93305
Brawley - Cecelia Dial, 206 D Street, Brawley, California 92227
Chino Valley - Denise Thompson, Administrative Secretary, Office of Program Improvement, 5130 Riverside Drive, Chino, CA 91710
Compton - Regina Moss, Office of Special Projects, 501 South Santa Fe Avenue, Compton, CA 90221
Desert Sands - Lynda L. Christian, Director, 47-950 Dune Palms Road La Quinta, CA 92253
Downey - Instructional Support Programs, 11627 Brookshie Avenue, Downey, California 90241, Attn.: Karlin LaPorta
El Centro - Jeannette Quiroz, ECESD Program Support Coordinator, 1256 Broadway Avenue, El Centro, CA 92243
El Rancho - Rachel Garcia, District Program Improvement, Resource Teacher, 9333 Loch Lomond Drive, Pico Rivera, California 90660
Escondido Union - Paula Pendell, Title I Coordinator, 2310 Aldergrove Ave, Escondido, CA 92029
Fontana Private - Madeleine Thomas, Principal, 9680 Citrus Ave, Fontana, CA 92335
Fontana Unified - Corrina Santiago, Program Manager, Program Improvement, 9680 Citrus Ave, Fontana, CA 92334
Garden Grove - Jessica Nassie, Department of K-12 Educational Services, Supplemental Educational Services, 10331 Stanford Avenue, Garden Grove, California 92840
Garvey - Instructional Services, 2730 N Del Mar Avenue, Rosemead, CA 91770
Greenfield - Barbara Houser, Director of Categorical Programs, 1624 Fairview Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307
Hacienda La Puenta - Eileen Sheppard, District Program Specialist-ESEA
Jurupa Unified - April Devlin, Director, Centralized Support Services, 4850 Pedley Rd, Riverside, CA 92509
La Mesa - Cheryl Rogers, SES/ESS Program, 4750 Date Avenue La Mesa, CA 91942
Lamont - Pamela Moore, 7915 Burgundy Ave, Lamont, CA 93241
Lodi - Education Support Services, Attn: Patty Kirsten 1305 East Vine Street, Lodi, CA 95240
Long Beach - Vickie Swan, Assistant Purchasing & Contracts Director, Purchasing & Contracts Branch, 2201 E. Market Street, Long Beach, CA 90805
Lynwood Unified - Phyllis Palacios, 11321 Bullis Rd, Lynwood, CA 90262
Magnolia - Mrylene Pierre, Director, Educational Services, 2705 W. Orange Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92804
Marysville - Jolie Carreón, Coordinator, Student Discipline & Attendance, SES Tutoring & School Choice, 1919 B Street, Marysville, 95901
Modesto - Melanie McCleary, Director, State and Federal Programs, 426 Locust Street, Modesto, California 95351
Montebello Unified - Daisy Gonzalez, 123 South Montebello Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640
Moreno Valley - Vivian Dillard, Categorical Programs, 25634 Alessandro Boulevard, Moreno Valley, California 92553
Oakland Unified - Niambi Clay, SES, 1025 2nd Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
Oceanside Unified - Bess Bronson, 2111 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058
Ontario Montclair - Karla Wells, Asst. Superintendent, Learning & Teaching, 950 West D Street, Ontario, California 91762
Orange County - Debbie Gonzalez, SES/McKinney-Vento Coordinator/TOSA, 1401 North Handy Street, Orange, California 92867
Palm Springs - Diana LaMar, Director, State & Federal Programs 980 East Tahquitz Canyon Way, Suite 201, Palm Springs, California 92262
Panama Buena Vista - Lynn Onsum, Consolidated Programs, 4200 Ashe Road Bakersfield, California 93313
Paramount Unified - Randy Gray, Ed.D., Educational Services Division, 15110 California Ave., Paramount, CA 90723
Pasadena - Carla Boykin, Coordinator, Student Support Programs 351 S. Hudson Avenue, Room 212, Pasadena, California 91109
Pomona Unified - Eleanor Mejia, State and Federal Programs, 800 S. Garey Ave, Pomona, CA 91766
Rialto Unified - Michelle Joseph, Business Services, 182 East Walnut Ave, Rialto, CA 92376
Riverside Unified - Robin Bourbonnais, SES Coordinator, PO Box 2800, 3380 14th St, Riverside, CA 92516
San Bernardino City Unified - Richard Doolittle, Contract Analyst, 777 North F St, San Bernardino, CA 92410
Sacramento City - Wanda Shironaka, 5735 47th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824
Santa Ana Unified - Nuria Solis, Director of EL Programs & Student Achievement Dept, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Stockton Unified - Alan Scott, Administrator, Curriculum Department, 701 N. Madison St, Stockton, CA 95202
Tracy - Kathleen Noah, Alternative Programs Office, 1875 W Lowell Avenue, Tracy, California 95376
Tustin - Anthony Soria, Chief Financial Officer, 300 South C Street, Tustin, CA 92780
West Contra Costa Unified - Lyn Potter, Coordinator, State and Federal Programs, 1108 Bissell Ave, Richmond, CA 94801
Westminster - Sherry Dethlefsen, 14121 Cedarwood Avenue Westminster, CA 92683

Adams County 14 - Janell Sueltz, Director ofStudent Achievement, 5291 East 60th Ave, Commerce City, CO 80022
Adams County 50 - Ginger Zukowski, Title I Coordinator, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, Colorado 80030
Aurora - Sherri Keller, Grants Management Office, 15701 E. 1st Ave, Suite 217, Aurora, CO 80011
Denver - Scott Gorsky, 1330 Fox St, 3rd Floor, Denver, CO 80204
Jefferson County - Barbara Ruley, 1829 Denver West Drive #27, Golden, CO 80401
Weld County - Kathi Van Soest, Director of Priority Schools Division of Academic Achievement, 1025 Ninth Avenue, Greeley, Colorado 80631

East Hartford - Judy Burnham, 1110 Main St, East Hartford, CT 06108
Hartford - Steven J. Adamowski, PhD or Bethany B. Silver, PhD, Deputy Chief Academic Officer, 960 Main St, 9th Floor, Hartford, CT 06103
New Haven - Carmel Consiglio, 54 Meadow St, New Haven, CT 06519

Christina - Andrew Hegedus, Supervisor of Grants, 600 N. Lombard St, Wilmington, DE 19801
Red Clay - Malik J. Stewart, Regulated & Federal Programs, 4550 New Linden Hill Road, 3rd Floor, Wilmington, DE 19808

Broward County - Luwando Wright-Hines, Director, Title I, 701 Northwest 31 Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Lee County - Dr. Sheryl L. Clarke, Director, District Intervention Programs, 2855 Colonial Blvd, Ft. Myers, FL 33966
Miami-Dade County - Alberto Carvalho, 1450 Northeast Second Ave, Suite 500, Miami, FL 33132
Palm Beach - Judith Klinek, 3300 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite C-201, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
St. Lucie County - Yvonne Johnson, Coordinator, 4204 Okeechobee Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34947

Chicago Public Schools - Office of Student Support and Engagement (OSSE), 125 S. Clark 12th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603 Attn.: Michelle Appleton-Walker, SES Program Coordinator
East St. Louis - Mary Love, NCLB Monitor, East St. Louis School District 189, 1005 State Street, East St. Louis, IL 62201
Riverdale School District #33 - Latasha Holmes, SES Coordinator, 13700 S. Stewart Avenue, Riverdale, IL 60827
Rockford - Sherrie L. Bias, NCLB Officer, Rockford Public Schools, 201 South Madison Street, ockford, Illinois 61104
Urbana - Jennifer L. Frerichs, BS, MS, ME, Director of Title I Services & Initiatives, IATD Vice President, 205 N. Race St., Urbana, IL 61803-3039
U-46 School District - Jim O'Connor, 355 E. Chicago St, Elgin, IL 60120
West Aurora - Erin Slater, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, 80 South River Street, Aurora, IL 60506
Beech Grove Intermediate School - Tonya Reid, Principal, 851 South 9th Ave, Beech Grove, IN 46107
Indianapolis - Minetta Richardon, Title I Director, 120 East Walnut St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Caddo Parish - Ronda Smyth, SES Facilitator, Caddo Parish Schools 3908 Joplin Street, Shreveport, LA 71108
East Baton Rouge Parish - Diane Helire, Instructional Coordinator, NCLB, Supplemental Educational Services, Federal Programs Instructional Resource Center, 1022 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Jefferson Parish - Gayle Love, JPPSS Federal Programs, Title I Instructional Coordinator, 501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058
Recovery School District - Lori Taylor, 1641 Poland Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117

City of Boston - Steve Desrosiers, Department of Accountability, 26 Court St, Boston, MA 02108
Boston Orchard Gardens - Norman Townsend, Principal, 906 Albany St, Roxbury, MA 02119
Chicopee - George Sakellis, Grants Department, 180 Broadway, Chicopee, MA 01020
Holyoke Charter School - Dr. Sonia Pope, Director, Holyoke Community Charter School, 2200 Northampton Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Lawrence - Christina Castle, SES Specialist, 255 Essex Street, Lawrence MA 01840
Lowell - Patricia Guziejka, Title I Director, 43 Highland Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Springfield New Leadership - Charmaine White, Interim Director, 37 Alderman St, Springfield, MA 01108
Springfield - Nealon Jayne-Lewis, NCLB Office, 36 Court St, Springfield, MA 01103
Westfield - Title I, 22 Ashley Street, Westfield, MA 01085

Baltimore City - Tasha Johnson, Title I Director, 200 E. North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Baltimore City Chinquapin - Andre Parson, Principal, 900 Woodbourne Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212
Baltimore County - Patti Onheiser, Office of Purchasing, 1940 Greenspring Drive Ste G, Timonium, MD 21093
Prince Georges County - Dr. Pamela Bell-Smith, 14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Detroit Public Schools - Deborah Carter, Fisher Building 10th Floor, 7307 Second Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Minneapolis - Timothy Bethune, Funded Programs Office, 807 NE Broadway, Minneapolis, MN 55413
St. Paul - Sherry Carlstrom, Office of Funded Programs 1021 Marion Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117

Hickman Mills - Sandra Walker Germany, Federal Programs Analyst, 10530 Greenwood Rd, Kansas City, MO 64134
Kansas City - Linda Saulsberry, Federal Programs and Grants Office,1211 McGee, 11th Floor, Kansas City, MO 64106
Riverview Gardens - Jocelyn Pugh, Director of Federal Programs & Grants, 1370 Northumberland Drive, St. Louis, MO 63137
St. Louis - Doretta Walker, Title I Office, 801 North 11th St, St Louis, MO 63101

New Jersey
Ashbury Park - John Bernyk (Grants Manager), 603 Mattison Ave 3rd Floor, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Bridgeton - J. Michael Coyne, Director, 41 Bank St, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Camden City - Debbie Polk, 201 N Front St, Camden, NJ 08102
East Orange - Gail Hecht, Director NCLB/Grants/ARRA, 715 Park Ave, East Orange, NJ 07017
Hoboken - Jennifer Lopez, NCLB Coordinator, 1115 Clinton St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Irvington - Christy Oliver, SES Director, 225 Myrtle Ave, Irvington, NJ 07111
Jersey City - Russell Betz, SES Facilitator, Dept. of Program Services, 346 Claremont Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Lakewood - Neva Musella, 1771 Madison Avenue, Suite B Lakewood, NJ 08701
Long Branch - Sara Rodriguez, 540 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Millville City - Margarita Sanchez-Colina, Supervisor of Language Arts/Title I, 110 N Third St, Millville, NJ 08332
New Brunswick - -James Christman, Director of Secondary Education, 268 Baldwin St, PO Box 2683, New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Newark - Angella Morgan-Smith, Supervisor Funded Programs, 2 Cedar St, Newark, NJ 07102
Passaic City - Dr. Christine Krenicki, Supervisor Title I, Research, Testing and Evaluation, 101 Passaic Ave, Passaic, NJ 07055
Paterson - Madeline Roman, Director Academic Support and NCLB, 90 Delaware Ave, Paterson, NJ 07503
Pennsauken - Mary Stone, Supervisor NCLB, 1695 Hylton Rd, Pennsauken, NJ 08110
Perth Amboy - Ben Rotella, Director of Federal Funded Programs, 178 Barracks St, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Trenton - Dr. Priscilla Dawson, Funded Programs & Grant Management, 108 North Clinton Ave, Trenton, NJ 08609
Vineland - Carey Savage, Supervisor of ESEA, Title I, Professional Development, Data Analysis, AVID & SES, 625 Plum St, Vineland, NJ 08360

New Mexico
Albuquerque - Amesha Griego, Title I, 3315 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Zuni - Margaret D. Spink, Director of Federal Programs, 12 Twin Buttes Drive, Zuni, New Mexico 87327

New York
New York City - Susan Naste, 65 Court St FL 12, Brooklyn, NY 11201

North Carolina
Charlotte - Deborah Ritchie, Title I Specialist, 700 E. Stonewall St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Gaston County - Judy Dunlap, Title I Director, 366 West Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28052
Guilford County - Lana Spence, 120 Franklin Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27401
Robeson County - Amy Haigler, 410 Caton Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358
Winston Salem - Loretta Marshall, Title I SES Coordinator, 1605 Miller St, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Cleveland - Margareite Hunt-Smith, No Child Left Behind Office 1380 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Oklahoma City - Alexis D. Combs, Title I Compliance Office, Federal Programs, 900 N. Klein, Room 210, Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Philadelphia - Paul N. McCarthy, Assistant General Counsel Office of General Counsel, 440 North Broad Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico - Zoraida Mercado, SES Program Coordinator, PO Box 190759, San Juan, PR 00919

Rhode Island
Providence - Lizabeth Mattson, NCLB Program Coordinator, 797 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

South Carolina
Charleston - Wayne Wilcher, Contracts Officer, CCSD – Operating Department, 3999 Bridge View Drive, N. Charleston, SC 29405

Memphis City - Patrice Myers, Coordinator, SES, 3782 Jackson Ave., Memphis, TN 38108
Nashville - Phyllis Dyer, Federal Programs SES, 2400 Fairfax Ave., Nashville, TN 37212

Arlington ISD - Ms. Dorkas Arroyo, Title 1 Compliance Clerk/SES Manager, 4800 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76016
Austin ISD - Patriza Gonzalez, Project Coordinator, State & Federal Accountability Office, 1111 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703
Brownsville ISD - Mr. Ismael Garcia, Special Programs Administrator 1900 Price Road, Brownsville, TX 78521
Channelview ISD - Hilda Campos, Curriculum & Instruction, 1403 Sheldon Road Channelview, TX 77530
Dallas ISD - Charles Chernosky, Ph.D., Executive Director Office of Federal and State Accountability, 3700 Ross Ave, Box 7, Dallas, TX 75204
El Paso ISD - Esther Hughes, Coordinator, Secondary Schools Division, 6531 Boeing Drive, El Paso, Texas 79925
Fort Bend ISD - Amanda Hartley, 16431 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479
Fort Worth ISD - Pamela Tyler, Director State and Federal Compliance, 100 North University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Harlandale ISD - Dea Frothingham, 102 Genevieve, San Antonio, TX 78214
Houston ISD - LaWanda Coffee, 4400 West 18th St, Houston, TX 77092
Laredo ISD - Raul Garcia, LISD Procurement Buyer, 1702 Houston Street, Room 101, Laredo, Texas 78040
RL Turner - Michael Arreola, R.L. Turner High School, 1600 S. Josey Lane, Carrollton, Texas 75006
San Antonio ISD - Liza Rosenthal, 1215 Austin St, San Antonio, TX 78208
Ysleta ISD - Monica Ramos, Contract Clerk IV, 9600 Sims Drive, Ste. 218, El Paso, Texas 79925

US Virgin
USVI - Donna Gregory, 44-46 Kongens Gade, St Thomas, VI 00801

HOPE Washington - HOPE Worldwide Washington State, Zoe Strong, Executive Director Washington Programs, 12819 SE 38th St, #182, Bellevuew, WA 98006
Seattle Public Schools - Rachel Osborn, 2445 3rd Ave S, PO Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124
Tacoma Public Schools - Rhonda Burden, 601 South 8th St, PO Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401

Washington DC
Washington DC - Dr. Janet Silverthorne, Asst. Director, Federal Programs & Grants

Milwaukee - Theopa Tolbert, Title I Supervisor, 5225 W. Vliet Street, Milwaukee, WI 53201

Laramie County - Brent Young, Assistant Director of Instruction, 2810 House Ave, Cheyenne, WY 82001

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

Learn It was established to provide academic remediation, professional development, and parental involvement opportunities. Our goal is to provide the components necessary to help students succeed in school. Our motto, Live It, Love It, Learn It, promotes embracing learning and school as an exciting opportunity to get ahead in life. We strive to build partnerships and provide customized educational solutions that positively impact students, schools, and communities. Our programs are the result of our partnerships with public and private school principals, district administrators, and State Departments of Education personnel to provide intensive academic instruction to students. Learn It also offers extensive cultural enrichment opportunities, professional development, teacher training and parent involvement workshops.

Learn It’s staff has direct experience managing academic intervention programs and building community/parent relationships. Learn It has local program management and administrative staff who can provide continual and ongoing support. Additionally, because Learn It maintains local staff, we are able to provide additional training options throughout the course of the program, including instructional strategy support, in-person and online trainings, and unique community/parent involvement opportunities. These services can be scheduled at the desire and convenience of the district and/or school.

Learn It maintains an inventory of teaching equipment, curricula, student materials, and technology resources that can be immediately deployed to meet the program requirements. Learn It is currently an approved provider of extended learning programs by 38 state departments of education, including Colorado, Massachusetts, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn It has been awarded contracts to provide extended learning to non-public schools in Baltimore, Maryland; Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina; Fontana, California; Lakewood, New Jersey; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; and Washington, DC.

Additionally, Learn It is providing our before and after school program, STEAM Academy, to Buena Vista School District, located in Saginaw, Michigan. Learn It has further contracted with Maxwell Elementary School, Denver, Colorado to provide our before and after school program during the 2012-2013 school year and has been approved as a before and after school program provider by the Atlanta Public School District in Georgia.

As the majority of the contracts we enter into with States and districts nationwide include federal funding and/or oversight, Learn It is familiar with and able to comply with all accountability standards, including performance and fiscal management. Finally, Learn It has significant experience working with chronically low performing schools and serving high-poverty populations.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Learn It strives to hire only certified instructors. Regardless of experience, Learn It requires all instructional staff to participate in our mandatory Teacher Training and professional development modules to ensure that all instructional staff are high quality and qualified to provide our programs.

Additionally, Learn It’s management team has more than 90 years of combined experience in the management and implementation of educational programs raise student achievement, including:

Michael Maloney, President & CEO
15+ years’ experience in Education Sector, VP of School Partnerships-Catapult Learning, VP of Field Operations-Education Station, Executive Director - Sylvan Learning Systems, Production and Program Specialist- Smithsonian Institution Washington, DC

Cregg Seymour, CFO & Vice President / Finance and Central Operations
15+ years’ experience in Finance, Operations, M&A, Venture Financing; Education Station, Catapult Learning, and Sylvan Learning Centers

Ebbie Parsons III, Chief Operating Officer
4+ years’ experience as COO, including through the prestigious Broad Residency Program in Urban Education, serving as Acting Chief Operating Officer of Hartford Public Schools and Mosaica Education.

Raquel Whiting Gilmer, Vice President of Legal and Government Affairs
7+ years’ experience in Education and Community Involvement, Former Executive Director of Development at Catapult Learning Online and Educate Online, Staff Attorney at Arent Fox in Washington DC, Regional Campaign Manager for Bill Bradley Presidential campaign

Russell Lum, Vice President / Information Technology
15+ years’ experience in Information Technology at Education Station, Catapult Learning, Ajilon Consulting and Migliara/Kaplan Associates

Matthew Stringer, Vice President School Partnerships
12 years’ of education industry specific sales and management experience, extensive experience working closely with public and non-public school administrations to develop and implement customized educational solutions for accelerating student success, former Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Progressus Therapy, and former Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Catapult Learning.

Mary Beth Jones, Director of Education
15+ years’ experience in Education: former Professor – Malcolm X College, Chicago, Sr. Regional Education Quality Manager – Catapult Learning and Education Station, Teacher, Chicago Public Schools, Education Enrichment Coordinator – Family Dynamics, Inc.

Jerrelle Francois, Senior Education Consultant
35+ years’ experience; Current Vice Chair Baltimore City School Board, Asst. Superintendent Baltimore City Schools, Area Superintendent, Middle School Principal, Catapult Learning, Sylvan At School


Learn It's programs vary based on the services provided and number of participants.

For example, Learn It can provide our services at a fixed fee, hourly fee or per pupil fee, based on our consultations with the districts and schools we serve.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

To ensure our programs meet the individual needs of the districts and schools that Learn It serves, Learn It will begin with and including ongoing consultation with the districts and schools that we serve to ensure our before, after school, Saturday and summer programs, as well as Learn It’s STEAM Academies, are tailored to meet their individual needs. Learn It also works closely with the districts and schools to determine their needs in creating community partnerships, encouraging parental involvement and providing student support.

Learn It’s instructional programs supports a number of strategies, including strategies that assist in improving achievement of low income students, underachieving students, Students with Disabilities (SWDs), and English Language Learners (ELLs) and ensures effective use of instructional time. Our instructional strategies include: differentiated instruction, time on task, and scaffolded instruction. Scaffolded instruction guides the learner to independent and self-regulated competence of skills. Research shows that students benefit when their practice is directly related to instructional objectives, and is presented at an appropriate skill level (Mastropieri, et al, 2006). Each student begins our program by taking a pre-assessment, which provides a specific and targeted analysis on areas in need of improvement, or skill gaps. This ensures our program differentiates instruction to focus on the student’s individual skill gaps. Differentiated instruction is student-centered and focuses on the learner to determine student readiness, interest, and learning profile (Tomlinson, et al., 2003). By adjusting the material that is taught (content), encouraging critical thinking (process), and providing a variety of opportunities for students to demonstrate what they have learned (product), more students including students with learning disabilities will have the chance to achieve academic success in the classroom (Smutny, 2003; Lewis & Batts, 2005). Across the literature, experts (Anderson, 2007; Rock, Gregg, Ellis, & Gable, 2008; Tomlinson, 2000) suggest these guiding principles to support differentiated classroom practices:

• Focus on the essential ideas and skills of the content area, eliminating ancillary tasks and activities.
• Group students flexibly by shared interest, topic, or ability.
• Integrate ongoing and meaningful assessments with instruction.
• Continually assess; reflect; and adjust content, process, and product to meet student needs.

Our instructional programs incorporate these guiding principles. Namely, each student begins our program by taking a pre-assessment, which provides specific and targeted analysis on areas in need of improvement, or skill gaps. This ensures that instruction focuses on the essential ideas and skills of the content area. Then students are grouped according to skill gaps and proficiency levels for instruction. Each lesson concludes with a benchmark assessment of the skill(s), incorporating ongoing and meaningful assessments with instruction. Based on the student’s benchmark assessment, Learn It is able to support adjusting the student’s program to ensure his/her academic needs are being met.

Time on task is positively associated with academic achievement. Students who are active participants in their knowledge acquisition and skill development own their learning and will perform at high levels of accomplishment. Time allocated for instruction must be appropriate; that is, at the appropriate instructional level for students and delivered in a way that is effective, efficient, meaningful, and motivating to students. It is important to keep in mind that most studies have measured allocated time (time students are required to be in class), and only a small number of studies have attempted to measure engaged time (time students participate in learning activities) and academic learning time (time when true learning occurs) (Aronson, Zimmerman, & Carlos, 1998). However, findings from those studies tend to support a moderate relationship between engaged time and achievement and an even larger relationship between academic learning time and achievement (Cotton & Wikelund, 1990). Through the Teacher Manual and our training, Learn It provides the tools for instructors to ensure students are engaged throughout the intervention. Additionally, through the use of the supplemental program, students increase their academic learning time and, therefore, their achievement.

Additionally, our programs incorporate the findings of educational research that specifically address the needs of Students with Disabilities (SWDs) and English Language Learners (ELLs). SWDs attain significantly lower levels of academic performance than the average student (Swanson, 2008). Students with learning disabilities require special attention and they need additional support to compensate for their disability (NCLD, 2009). Our program and teacher training includes accommodations that can be made to ensure SWDs receive the attention they need. Our programs include the six key strategies for teaching ELLs: (1) vocabulary instruction, (2) guided instruction, (3) assessment, (4) explicit instruction, (5) meaning-based context, and (6) use of modeling, graphic organizers, and visuals (NTC, 2005). Additionally, research has shown that when ELL students are given the opportunity to work in small reading groups they make significant improvement in their reading and language abilities (Carrion, 2010).

Extended learning opportunities provide students with academic enrichment and supervised activities beyond the traditional school day. Well planned and coordinated extended learning opportunities can support learning which providing safe, positive activities for children and young people to explore their interests and develop their talents (Closing the Gap Through Extended Learning Opportunities, NEA Policy Brief). When school-age children and teens do not have access to such programs and are left unsupervised after school, they are more likely to receive poor grades, drop out of school, and engage in high risk behaviors than children who participate in constructive activities supervised by responsible adults (SERVE, The Vision Magazine, Volume 3, Number 1, 2004). By offering Before/After School programs, including the STEAM Academy, Learn It is able to both provide additional learning time, academic enrichment and provide supervised, safe environments for students.

Learn It has extensive experience in establishing and maintaining community and education partner relationships. Learn It understands and has experience in overcoming the difficultly in engaging the community and parents in the education process. Many times developing and maintaining parents and community partnerships and involvement conflict with work schedules and travel/transportation issues, and struggle against lack of community awareness. Learn It has the necessary experience, partnerships and programs to inspire and maintain these relationships and will work with the districts and schools we serve to ensure our programs address the specific needs of the district/school and the communities.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

Learn It uses our pre and post-assessments to measure the success of our supplemental curricula and educational programs. Learn It’s Assessments were developed by subject matter experts in their respective fields to align with the State curriculum standards. Released CO items and test blueprints were also used as a framework to determine the appropriate content coverage and level of difficulty. Though Learn It assessments are designed to be shorter in length than full CO assessments, Learn It pre and post-assessments were custom developed to reflect the specific expectations established by the State for assessment purposes. In addition, the Standards of Educational and Psychological Testing 1999 edition was used as a guide during test development and for result interpretation. All Learn It assessment items are subjected to several rounds of review by committees of individuals that have a minimum 10 years of experiences in the classroom or in the field of assessment design and development.

More specifically, our educational programs are proven effective at raising the academic achievement of students, including at-risk and low income students. During the 2007-2008 school year, Learn It provided our academic to 10,653 students in 27 districts nationwide. Instruction was provided using our Learn It Reading™ or Learn It Math™ curriculum. On average, students who completed the Learn It program demonstrated a 16 point gain in reading and 15 point gain in math on the Learn It assessment. During the 2008-2009 school year, Learn instructional program was offered to 8,870 students in reading and 5,943 students in math. Students demonstrated an average gain of 15 points in reading and an average gain of 18 points in math. Our programs during the 2009-2010 school year continued to show results. Learn It provided in-person and online services to 10,988 students in reading and 7,052 students in math. Students demonstrated an average gain of 17 points on the Learn It Reading Assessment and an average gain of 21 points on the Learn It Math Assessment, as applicable. Lastly, during the 2010-2011 school year, the Learn It program continued to demonstrate effectiveness. Students that completed our program demonstrated average gains of 20 points in reading and 24 points in math on our proprietary assessments. Learn It’s STEAM Academies also include project-based learning that address Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. The success of the project-based programs is measured by the successful completion of the projects by the students.

More specifically, during the 2009-2010 school year, of the 10,998 students who received services in reading, approximately 81% of students performed below proficient (“Below Basic” or “Basic”) on the Learn It pre-assessment. Students that performed “Below Basic” and “Basic” averaged gains of 27 points and 14 points respectively. Of the 7,052 students who received services in math, approximately 82% of students performed below proficient on the Learn It pre-assessment. Students that performed “Below Basic” and “Basic” averaged gains of 32 points and 18 points respectively.

During the 2010-2011 school year, Learn It continued to demonstrate success in working with students performing at “Basic” or “Below Basic.” Of the 11,835 students who received services in reading, 49% of students performed below proficient on our assessments. As illustrated in the chart below, the students that performed “Below Basic” and “Basic” averaged gains of 27 points and 16 points respectively. Of the 8,449 students who received services in math, 43% of students performed below proficient on our assessments. As illustrated in the chart below, the students that performed “Below Basic” and “Basic” averaged gains of 33 points and 19 points respectively.

Our program is also proven effective with special needs students. During the 2009-2010 school year, Learn It Systems provided reading and math educational services to 1,292 SWDs and 4,414 ELL students. Results for students who completed our program and our pre and post-assessments are graphed below. ELL students showed gains of 25 points in reading and 30 points in math. Students with Disabilities showed gains of 20 points in reading and gains of 24 points in math. During the 2010-2011 school year, Learn It provided services to 1257 Students with Disabilities and 5300 English Language Learners. Results for students who completed our program and our pre and post-assessments are graphed below. As demonstrated below, ELL students showed gains of 24 points in reading and 31 points in math. Students with Disabilities showed gains of 20 points in reading and gains of 23 points in math.

To monitor the success of our instructor training and professional development, Learn It requires all instructors to demonstrate understanding during the training through constructed responses and quizzing. After the training, Learn It conducts observations to monitor implementation of the training and determine if any follow up needs to occur. Lastly, additional professional development opportunities will be scheduled as follow up to answer any questions, ensure the strategies are being implemented, offer coaching, and provide instructors with additional resources.

Lastly, to monitor the success of all our programs, including our parent/community programs and to further gauge the success of our training and academic programs, Learn It distributes surveys to community organizations, parents, principals, teachers, and students to gain feedback on the program and determine ways to continually improve our offerings. When the distribution of surveys is not possible, Learn It tracks participation in community events.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

Learn It scales all programs to address the needs of the schools and districts we serve. Learn It can provide our student, family and community support, academic enrichments, and instructional programs to a minimum of 30 students (and their families) up to a maximum of 5,000 students.

For example, in Massachusetts, Learn It has been and continues to be an ambassador for the Springfield Parent Academy. Learn It staff attend many events in conjunction with the Springfield Parent Academy to provide information on the educational programs we provide as well as support the many workshops the academy provides. Springfield Parent Academy serves parents and families of Springfield, Massachusetts. It is a community-driven initiative designed to provide educational resources to help parents and caring adults become engaged in their child’s education. Learn It also offers an “Introducing Technology” program to the families of students in our programs that use technology. The program provides tutorials on engaging students and encouraging education through the use of technology. Learn It is able to expand upon this program to include community organizations that encourage technology in learning.

500-1000 Students:

Learn It scales all programs to address the needs of the schools and districts we serve. Learn It can provide our student, family and community support, academic enrichments, and instructional programs to a minimum of 30 students (and their families) up to a maximum of 5,000 students.

For example, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Learn It provided our Summer Schoolhouse and Afterschool programs. Students received instruction in reading and/or math, homework help and project-based learning opportunities in science and engineering. As an example, students participated in the Bridges program, in which students are introduced to a series of engineering experiences as they build bridges out of paper and test their strength. As students take on more difficult challenges and learn more about the capabilities of their materials, they gradually uncover a number of simple principles of bridge building. This project exposes students to the Scientific Method, as well as science principles such as gravity, physical properties, and material composition. In addition to academic instruction, Learn It provided community involvement and enrichment through The Rare Earth Studio’s Gemology program. Though the jewelry industry has long provided retail jobs in the U.S.V.I., there has been no training available to help young Virgin Islanders create their own jewelry prior to the Gemology program. The program's mission is to change that dynamic, to empower local young people to enter the jewelry industry as viable participants. The program begins with an orientation class on what can be found in natural surroundings. Students are asked to collect items that can be used, such as strands of coral and crystals from volcanic basalt, and are taught how to polish them using simple things like water and sandpaper. Students are taught where people fit in the geological scheme of things. Students receive demonstrations and instruction on the ancient art of lost wax casting, cutting and polishing gemstones, wroughting, forging and fabrication. In providing students a chance to work with stones and their found items, the program provides an education in geology, gemology and career training in a fun, hands-on environment.

1000+ Students:

Learn It scales all programs to address the needs of the schools and districts we serve. Learn It can provide our student, family and community support, academic enrichments, and instructional programs to a minimum of 30 students (and their families) up to a maximum of 5,000 students.

For example, Learn It has provided after school educational programs to the New York City Department of Education since 2008. During the 2008-2009 school year, Learn it served 4,250 students who achieved average gains of 22 points in Reading and 26 points in Math. During the 2009-2010 school year, Learn it served 5,206 students who achieved average gains of 28 points in Reading and 31 points in Math. During the 2010-2011 school year, Learn It served 5,790 students who achieved average gains of 29 points in Reading and 32 points in Math. During the current school year of 2011-2012, Learn It is proud to be serving almost 7,000 students during this school year.

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