Seasoned Education Technology Executives Appointed to Leadership Team
As more K-12 schools are implementing 1:1 device programs and are
searching for ways to support student learning through new technologies, Brain
Hive® continues to reimagine the eBook model for schools.
Brain Hive, LLC, announced today that it has added several enhancements
to its eReading platform, has expanded its eBook collection with
award-winning titles from Highlights for Children and Toon Books, and
has named a new management team focused on accelerating state-level and
school district adoption of its eBook lending service.
The company introduced several new enhancements to its platform this
fall including single sign-on capabilities to facilitate
management of individual user names/passwords. Students can now create,
save, and export citations, while teachers can use the citation
tool to improve students’ research and information literacy
skills—important skills in the Common Core State Standards. Students can export
saved notes—also useful for research projects and assignments. The
new one-click dictionary offers kid-safe definitions for any word
within an eBook. Finally, school administrators can now assign varied
eBook settings and/or student profile settings by grade level, giving
schools even greater control over budgets and usage. The company also
introduced a concierge program this fall to support Brain Hive members
through a successful implementation and launch of the program in their
In addition, Brain Hive announced two essential leadership team
appointments. Terri Soutor has been named as Brain Hive’s President.
Terri was previously Vice President of Marketing and Digital Products at
Lerner Publishing Group, a sister company to Brain Hive under Lerner
Universal Corporation. While at Lerner, Terri was a key driver of Brain
Hive’s formation and played a critical role in securing essential
strategic and publishing partnerships. Terri was Vice President of
Marketing at PLATO Learning from 2003-2009 and has been in software
marketing, education technology, and publishing for over 20 years with a
personal and professional mission for joining exceptional content with
technology in an accessible and affordable way to improve teaching and
learning in our nation's schools.
Scott Mader joins Brain Hive as its National Sales Director. Scott, a
former educator and consultant, brings a successful track record of K-12
district sales to the company. Scott comes to Brain Hive from
Blackboard, Inc., managing the company’s largest K-12 implementations on
the East coast. Prior to his tenure with Blackboard, Scott spent more
than ten years with Edmentum (previously PLATO Learning) in national and
regional sales and business development positions.