Lincolnshire, IL – 95 Percent Group recently announced that Laura Stewart has joined as Chief Academic Officer. In this position, she’ll serve as the Company’s primary external spokesperson within the education community to support 95 Percent Group’s leadership position in the Literacy market. As CAO, she’ll provide leadership and advocacy of our investments in the Science of Reading.

Stewart brings more than 25 years of academic leadership experience to the position. Most recently she served as the Chief Innovation Officer for The Reading League and was the Chief Academic Officer for Professional Development with the Highlights Education Group. Other key education roles held by Stewart include Vice President of Professional Development for the Rowland Reading Foundation and Zaner-Bloser, school district administrator, and adjunct professor.

“My lifelong passion has been to empower educators to positively impact ALL students and ultimately change the course of literacy achievement in this country,” said Stewart. “I look forward to advancing this long-term goal as I join 95 Percent Group to strengthen the Company’s mission and thought leadership position to meet client instructional needs and improve student outcomes,” she added.

Stewart will report to Brad Lindaas, President of 95 Percent Group.

“I’m pleased to welcome Laura to 95 Percent Group as a nationally recognized Science of Reading and Structured Literacy advocate and expert,” said Lindaas.  “She readily embraces our company mission ‘to help educators identify and address the needs of all readers and her extensive educational leadership experience will allow us to advance our professional development and product opportunities to better support client needs and help shape our strategic vision,” added Lindaas.

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