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[December 10, 2013]

Compass Learning Names Lynelle Morgenthaler Vice President, Content Development

AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--

Compass (News - Alert) Learning, an Austin-based provider of personalized learning solutions that drive student success, has named Lynelle Morgenthaler as vice president, content development.

Lynelle Morgenthaler comes to Compass Learning from Q2A/Bill Smith, a creative resource partner for educational publishers, where she was most recently an executive vice president in charge of digital and print content. She brings to Compass Learning more than 25 years of experience across all types of educational publishing, including core, alternative core, and supplemental products.

"Compass Learning has long been an innovator in delivering rigorous digital curriculum and assessment that supports the way teachers teach and students learn," said Ms. Morgenthaler. "As technology and student's expectations for using technology in the learning environment change, Compass Learning is well positioned to help educators embrace a digital future in the classroom. I am excited to be joining the team and helping lead the transition to more effective use of digital content and assessment in the learning environment."

In addition to her experience at Q2A/Bill Smith, Ms. Morgenthaler served in a number of roles at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, most recently as vice president of product development for Harcourt Achieve. Other roles include editorial director and executive editor for Harcourt's English Language Learner program. Prior to that, she worked at a variety of different publishers, as an elementary teacher, and as a college-leel instructor.

Ms. Morgenthaler earned an M.A. in Education and Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. with Honors in Linguistics from Swarthmore College.

"Lynelle's track record of delivering innovative content and curriculum that drives student success will help us take our products and services to new levels," said Eric Loeffel, CEO of Compass Learning. "Her understanding of the classroom and the pressures on teachers, administrators, and students, as well as her ability to turn ideas into solutions will help us empower more teachers to personalize learning, enabling every student to succeed."

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About Compass Learning

Compass Learning® provides K-12 educational software that empowers teachers to unlock every student's potential for academic success and personal growth by personalizing learning. Compass Learning takes a student-centered approach by providing comprehensive solutions that address the needs of every student and student-type to create personalized learning and differentiation programs that reach, engage, and inspire students to succeed. Teachers and administrators can more efficiently and effectively manage and measure progress, freeing time to focus on delivering academic results. Both of the company's software solutions, CompassLearning Odyssey® and the Renzulli Learning® System deliver academic rigor that is based on more than 40 years of research into how students learn, and are aligned to state and Common Core State Standards to support classroom and district accountability. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Compass Learning serves more than 8,000 schools across the United States and around the world.

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