Kemi Akinsanya-Rose Joins Cambium Learning Group as Chief Operating Officer

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cambium Learning Group, a leading provider of award-winning education technology and services for PreK-12 markets, today announced it has appointed Kemi Akinsanya-Rose as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Akinsanya-Rose will focus on strategic growth and operating initiatives, leading operational enablement Success Services teams and business development activities.

As COO, she will serve, assist, and guide the Cambium teams as they operationalize the next phase of the organization’s growth strategy. In partnership with the entire Cambium executive leadership team, she will also foster and support Cambium’s Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) initiatives to ensure the organization is living its purpose and expanding its impact in these important areas.

“Kemi brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Cambium team that will be instrumental as we grow our impact and pursue our purpose to help every teacher and student feel seen, valued, and supported,” said Ashley Andersen Zantop. “Kemi is a talented and wise leader. Her skills will help us scale our impact and live our purpose as we accelerate student learning, improve academic outcomes and address the most fundamental challenges in K-12 education today.”

Akinsanya-Rose brings 20 years of consulting, operations, strategy, marketing and education technology experience to Cambium. Previously, she served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Diversity Officer of EL Education (formerly Expeditionary Learning), a leading K-12 education non-profit that provides school transformation strategy, instructional materials and coaching services. In this role, Akinsanya-Rose oversaw EL Education’s organizational and talent strategy, diversity efforts, program development, and financial operations, specifically helping EL broaden the reach of its school and district program offerings. She also helped expand its nationwide impact on student achievement and teacher professional development. Prior to EL Education, she served as the Chief Information Officer and General Manager at the nation’s largest school district, New York City Department of Education, where she was responsible for setting strategic direction for all district-wide technology and data initiatives.

“As the state of education rapidly evolves, we need to ensure that we continue to innovate and invest in solutions that meet the growing needs of the teachers and students we serve,” said Akinsanya-Rose. “I’m thrilled to be joining a team that prioritizes the essential challenges both students and teachers are facing, and I cannot wait to help Cambium have the greatest possible impact on the edtech community.”

About Cambium Learning Group
Cambium Learning® Group is the education essentials company, providing award-winning education technology and services for K-12 markets. With an intentional collection of respected global brands, Cambium serves as a leader in the education space, helping millions of educators and students feel more universally seen, valued and supported each and every day. In everything it does, the company focuses on the elements that are most essential to the success of education, delivering simpler, more certain solutions that make a meaningful difference right now.

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