BrightBytes Hires Dr. Joel Boyd as Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts

BrightBytes Learning Analytics Organization Hires Dr. Joel Boyd as Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts

Boyd Brings Decade of Education Leadership to New Role


SAN FRANCISCO, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightBytes, an award-winning educational technology company, proudly announces the addition of Joel Boyd to the role of Senior Vice President of Strategic Accounts.

Combining research, data, and user-friendly design, BrightBytes' Clarity platform provides fast, informative answers for administrators managing a diverse range of challenges such as technology efficacy, dropout prevention, data privacy and safety, and leadership effectiveness. Currently serving approximately 1 in 5 schools in the United States, BrightBytes collects data from a school or region and combines it with evidence-based frameworks created by leading global experts to provide K-12 leaders with the tools they need to make informed and actionable decisions quickly.

As an innovative, mission-driven, school leader and former school Principal, Joel Boyd spent his career improving student outcomes in some of America's largest school districts. Prior to accepting the role at BrightBytes, Dr. Boyd worked as the Superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools, where his initiatives around student achievement, vulnerability, and at-risk youth led to Santa Fe being among the fastest improving school districts in New Mexico. Dr. Boyd has served as the Assistant Superintendent at the School District of Philadelphia, as well as the Special Assistant to the Superintendent in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Dr. Boyd has his Doctorate from Harvard University from their coveted Urban Superintendents program, as well as a Master's in Educational Policy from Harvard, a Master's in School Leadership from Wilmington College, and a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Delaware. 

"We're excited to welcome Joel to the BrightBytes family," said CEO Traci Burgess. "His commitment to improving education, as well as his deep understanding of the challenges facing educators today will help to continue to evolve our partnerships with the nation's leading districts."

"I'm thrilled to join BrightBytes at this phase of their exciting growth," added Dr. Boyd. "The Clarity platform creates new ways for educators to innovate around their initiatives, and I'm excited to help expand the BrightBytes footprint and enable more school leaders to better drive their great work."

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