Project-based learning system provider Creative Learning Systems has announced the appointment of Ashley Mathis as its New CEO. Mathis' tenure officially began on June 15th, and as CEO, she will be responsible for advancing the company's mission to "engage every learner, every day" through high-quality project-based learning curriculum experiences that help students develop fundamental skills. Mathis will be based out of the Creative Learning Systems Longmont Colorado headquarters.
"Ashley's expertise in the K–12 space will have a meaningful impact on the organization as well as the educators and students that we serve," said Creative Learning Systems Chairman of the Board of Directors, David J. Raffel. "Her experience building mission-oriented teams, commitment to innovation, passion for STEM and project-based learning, and customer-first approach make her an excellent fit to lead the company through this next chapter."
Mathis has more than 15 years of experience in the education technology space. She most recently served as the President at Teaching Strategies, where she was responsible for the company's sales, marketing, public policy, customer success, operations, and human resources. Before that, Mathis worked at Discovery Inc. in the company's education business unit, where she led customer success, sales, and marketing efforts.
"It's more important than ever that our nation's youth have access to high-quality, hands-on learning environments that help them build skills, content knowledge, and fluency in STEM while fostering communication, collaboration, problem-solving, self-confidence, and creativity," said Mathis. "As an advocate for innovation in education, I am proud to join the dedicated team at Creative Learning Systems. I look forward to this new opportunity to lead an organization that has a profound impact on the lives of so many students, and remains deeply committed to engaging all types of learners, igniting their potential, and helping them develop critical next-generation skills for success in our rapidly evolving world."