|For Immediate Release:
May 19, 2010
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NAEYC announces the hiring of Akimi Gibson as Deputy Executive Director for Strategy and Content Integration
(Washington, D.C.) - The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Akimi Gibson as Deputy Executive Director for Strategy and Content Integration. Ms. Gibson is an accomplished publishing executive with expertise in conceptualizing, developing, producing, and marketing media and services for children, teachers, families, and community-based organizations in the for-profit and non-profit sectors.
Prior to joining NAEYC, Ms. Gibson worked at Scholastic, Inc. in New York as Vice President & Publisher of their Classroom & Library Group and has held vice president positions in their Early Childhood and Primary Education Group Divisions since 2003. She has also held senior level executive management positions at major publishing houses and corporations including Simon and Schuster, the Walt Disney Company, and ThinkBox Media. She is also a children's book author, and a former infant, toddler, and pre-K educator and director, and has taught K-6 students with a specific attention to language and literacy development and English-language learners.
“We welcome Akimi to the association and are very pleased to have her as the newest member of our executive management team,” said Mark R. Ginsberg, Ph.D., executive director of NAEYC. “Her varied and unique skill set will be a perfect fit while NAEYC continues to strive to offer educators, children, and their families the very best resources and professional development.”
As part of the NAEYC team, Ms. Gibson will have management oversight for the Professional Development Training Office and the Editorial/Publications and Marketing, Communications, and Sales departments. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, received a graduate certificate in School Administration from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA and earned a master’s degree from Wheelock College in Boston.
Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children has nearly 90,000 members worldwide. The association is the largest and most influential advocate for early care and education in the United States.
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Founded in 1926, the National Association for the Education of Young Children is the largest and most influential advocate for high-quality early care and education in the United States.