, Inc. Announces Key Sales Team Appointments

September 21, 2004

“This team delivers an impressive amount of experience in educational technology to schools around the country, helping educators reach students in need of alternatives,” said CEO Katharine Endacott. “They each bring an abundance of knowledge and a consultative approach to developing true partnerships with educators. They—like everyone at—are passionate about students and about providing effective (and cost-effective) educational alternatives to students at risk of course or test failure.”

Janine Collins Murray brings to a wealth of education and technology experience. A former English and reading teacher in California, Ms. Collins Murray received her B.A. and teaching credentials from UC Berkeley. She has worked in educational technology for ten years, with prior stints at NCSLearn, Pearson, and PLATO Learning. She is’s Regional Vice President for the Western region.

Scott Krieger brings over 20 years in sales and five years of experience with to his role as Regional Vice President for the Central region. His career includes national sales and management responsibilities for Cliff’s Notes, Inc., and Western Publishing Co. (Golden Books). Mr. Krieger earned a bachelor of science degree in finance and marketing and a master of business administration from Northwest Missouri State University.

Liz Ralston brings valuable expertise in applying education technology solutions to school systems nationwide. She managed education sales efforts for MCI and Simon & Schuster prior to her leadership roles at Lightspan and The Princeton Review. Ms. Ralston earned a B.A. in liberal arts from Kenyon College. She is’s Regional Vice President for the Eastern region.

About makes learning possible for reluctant and at-risk learners—anytime, anywhere. By combining the best of research and cutting-edge technology, delivers research-based online courseware that helps every teacher and student succeed.

Founded in 1999, grew from a research project at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In 1996, the University won a USED Star Schools grant to research and develop an effective Internet-based high school curriculum. The project was designed to harness the power and resources of the Internet to educate at-risk and reluctant learners.

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