Common Sense Welcomes New Education General Manager

Established Edtech Strategist Jessica Lindl will Lead Common Sense Education, Effective Sept 1

Common Sense Media
Thursday, September 1, 2016

San Francisco, Calif. -- Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology, announced today that Jessica Lindl has been named vice president and general manager of Common Sense Education. Ms. Lindl brings a wealth of experience to the organization, having amassed more than 15 years of overseeing companies and teams that design, develop, market, and sell deeply impactful learning offerings to the global education market.

"I'm delighted that Jessica is going to be leading the Common Sense Education team," said Amy Guggenheim Shenkan, president and COO of Common Sense. "She is an edtech strategist with deep passion for harnessing technology to propel K–12 student learning and a true entrepreneurial leader. These factors will be key to achieving our goal of reaching all educators and schools in this country with our programs aimed at improving the lives and learning of all children."

Ms. Lindl's background uniquely positions her to assume this post. In her work at both for-profit and nonprofit organizations such as GlassLab, Scientific Learning, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she has worked to improve learning outcomes for all children by blending effectiveness with ground-breaking engagement. She also served on the board of Education for Change, a Charter Management Organization in Oakland, California, and Ecology Project International. Finally, she has spent extensive time in India working for global NGOs prototyping new approaches to solving the challenge of illiteracy for our most underserved youth.

"I am excited and deeply honored to be joining the education team at Common Sense," Lindl said. "As digital learning continues to transform the classroom, Common Sense is clearly the leader in providing high-quality digital literacy and citizenship programs to educators and partnering with them to create personalized, engaging learning environments for all students so they can learn, thrive, and succeed."

Ms. Lindl is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where she received a master's in business administration with a focus on entrepreneurship and education. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two young sons.

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Common Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. Our educational ratings and reviews platform helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning. Common Sense Education works with more than 340,000 teacher members in over 110,000 schools to help ensure all children have the opportunity to thrive in the 21st century.


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