Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children’s publishing, education, and media company, announced today that Pam Allyn is joining the Company as Senior Vice President, Innovation & Development, Scholastic Education.
In this newly created role, Pam will serve as a key expert for Scholastic Education, providing ideas and feedback to editorial, publishing, and marketing staff based on best practices and insights from classrooms around the world. She will also partner with school districts to support literacy initiatives and speak at events—from professional development trainings to industry conferences—where she will share the importance of a focused approached to reading and writing instruction that brings joy to student learning while supporting educators.
A former classroom teacher, Pam’s passion for children and the power of story led her to become an entrepreneur in the field of education. In 2009, she founded the global nonprofit organization LitWorld, which today serves children in more than 60 countries and annually connects readers of all levels and ages through World Read Aloud Day. Scholastic and LitWorld teamed up in 2016 to transform summer learning in school districts throughout the United States with LitCamp, an innovative program that combines research-based reading and writing lessons with an engaging and interactive summer camp approach. Most recently, Pam worked with Scholastic to launch LitLeague, an extended-day enrichment program, and she has contributed to the development of the forthcoming comprehensive literacy solution for K–6, Scholastic Literacy.
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