Board’s Demonstrated Ability to Drive Educational Innovation Will Help Company Transform Learning Outcomes For Students All Over the World.

Enlearn ( – a not-for-profit K-12 company that is partnering with the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science (CGS) to harness real-time classroom data to automatically optimize learning for each unique student, teacher and classroom – today announced that it is adding two distinguished thought leaders in the world of education to its Board of Directors.

The company’s two new Board members are:

Karen Cator – The President and CEO of Digital Promise. From 2009-2013, Cator was Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, where she led the development of the 2010 National Education Technology Plan and focused the Office’s efforts on teacher and leader support. She also was a leading voice for transforming American education through technology innovation and research. Prior to joining the Department of Education, Cator directed Apple’s leadership and advocacy efforts in education. In this role, she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies and the reality faced by teachers, students and administrators. Cator holds a Master’s degree in School Administration from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Springfield College.

Rob Lippincott – The Chief Executive Officer of TEACH-NOW – which equips, enables and empowers teachers to design and implement learning experiences that help students learn, grow and develop in any learning environment anywhere in the world – was previously a venture partner with i2Capital Group, a venture capital firm targeting the education sector. Lippincott has a 30-year track record leading learning innovation while achieving financial success for public and private enterprise. His executive experience spans software, publishing, public television and the communication businesses. He led strategy and product development at PBS; rebuilt and expanded Discovery Education’s digital video streaming products for home and school markets; served as CEO of Children’s Progress; and engineered several acquisitions before successfully preparing the Family Education Network for sale to Pearson. Lippincott holds a Bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and a Master’s degree from Harvard University in Educational Technology.

“We’re thrilled to have Karen and Rob join our Board of Directors,” says John Mullin, CEO of Enlearn. “They share a deep understanding of the educational challenges we’re going to address and demonstrated ability to drive powerful educational innovation. Their expertise will prove invaluable as Enlearn moves forward to transform learning outcomes for students all over the world.”

Enlearn’s Board of Directors also includes:

  • Zoran Popović – Founder and Chief Scientist at Enlearn, and Professor of Computer Science and Director of the University of Washington’s Center for Game Science (CGS)
  • Steve Arnold – Co-founder of Polaris Venture Partners and co-founder and vice chairman of the George Lucas Educational Foundation
  • David Simons – A Principal Scientist at Adobe Systems in Dynamic Media Advanced Product Development (APD)
  • Mark Pearson – President of Pear Press, a small publisher of big books

About Enlearn

Enlearn was founded as a not-for-profit corporation with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to support data-driven optimization of the learning ecosystem, including optimization of student learning, teacher effectiveness and courseware efficacy.