Durham, N.C. – The Social Institute as we speak introduced Chris Valada has joined the corporate as Head of New Partnerships, main a crew of representatives from throughout the nation to convey optimistic social media and tech training to extra faculties. Valada spent his profession in EdTech gross sales and has labored throughout Ok-12 and Increased Ed.
“Chris joins us at an necessary second for our firm,” stated The Social Institute Founder and CEO Laura Tierney. “Ahead-thinking educators know that social media goes hand-in-hand with pupil well-being — and now that college students are on-line greater than ever, the necessity for optimistic social media training has by no means been better,” she continued. “Chris has the background, abilities, and expertise to guide us into 2023 and past.”
The Social Institute additionally introduced that Andrea Jenkins has been promoted to Director of Companion Success. On this position, Andrea will lead the Companion Success crew with the aim of continuous to develop district partnerships. Jenkins, a former educator, has been with the corporate for practically two years within the gross sales division.
“Andrea has gone above and past to discover new segments of the training market, coach and help the crew, and turn into a acknowledged thought chief at main training conferences,” stated Tierney. “Her considerate method to constructing productive, skilled relationships with faculties and her deep information of training will make her an incredible teammate and chief on this Director place.”
Final 12 months, The Social Institute rolled out a brand new providing to its progressive #WinAtSocial Curriculum. The providing, referred to as #WinAtSocial Insights, delivers highly effective, real-time perception into college tradition and pupil experiences to assist college communities make the perfect choices for his or her college students.
The Social Institute has elevated employees by 50% this previous 12 months to satisfy the elevated demand for optimistic social media training, particularly amongst public faculties. “We’re prepared to move into a brand new 12 months empowering much more college students to form their futures and use social media to discover their passions and impression change of their communities — whether or not at house or throughout the globe,” stated Tierney.
To study extra about how The Social Institute is bettering college tradition and empowering the emotional well-being of scholars, go to TheSocialnstitute.com.
About The Social Institute
The Social Institute is the chief in understanding pupil experiences and the creator of #WinAtSocial, a gamified, on-line studying platform that equips college students, educators, and households to navigate social experiences — on-line and offline — in wholesome methods. Our distinctive, student-respected method incorporates matters like social media, expertise use, and present occasions that considerably impression pupil well-being. Classes educate life abilities for the fashionable day to encourage high-character choices that help college students’ well being, happiness, and future success whereas capturing information that gives insights to highschool leaders to tell college coverage and communications and allow high-impact instructing and a wholesome studying setting. For faculties, our turnkey expertise permits for straightforward implementation and a complete sport plan to help the well-being of faculty communities.