Kathy, was formerly the Executive Vice President,
Education Alliances, for the Pearson Foundation, is a 40+
year veteran of the education industry. She was with the
Foundation for four years and was a member of the
Ms. Hurley is based in Washington, D.C., where she works
closely with education associations. In this capacity, she currently serves on several key industry and education advisory boards, including, the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) as Past Board Chairman, the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training (NCTET), the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA); Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) board, where she participates on the International Committee.
In addition, Hurley has received various awards for her service in the industry. In 2011, she was awarded the prestigious SIIA Ed Tech Impact Award. In 2010, she received a citation from State of Massachusetts Rep. Cory Atkins for her extraordinary contributions mentoring leaders in education. In 2001, Hurley was named to receive CoSN’s first ever Outstanding Private Sector Achievement Award and in 2003, she was inducted into the Association of Educational Publishers Hall of Fame for her achievements and service to the education publishing industry. In 2010, she received an award for her 25 years of contributions to SIIA and the education industry at the CODiE Awards.
Priscilla is president and principal of New Learning
Presentation Systems, a consulting company
specializing in learning and development. As a senior
national trainer for The Bob Pike Group since 1996, she
has trained thousands of people nationally and
internationally. An award-winning presenter, Priscilla has
worked in a number of industries and has had numerous
opportunities to observe the challenges and
opportunities facing women in business.
A former public school teacher and corporate trainer, Priscilla has specialized in staff development and training in the education, publishing and software industries since 1991. She has also consulted on sales training, meeting facilitation, marketing initiatives, project management, and business development.
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