ASCD Joins Instagram as @OfficialASCD

Alexandria, VA – (01/06/2014) – ASCD, a global community dedicated to excellence in learning, teaching, and leading, has joined the social network Instagram under the username @officialascd. ASCD’s Instagram profile will show educators worldwide a behind-the-scenes look at ASCD, while providing free motivation and professional development through pictures and videos.

“We’re constantly looking to expand our social media reach in order to connect with educators where they are each day,” said ASCD Executive Director and CEO Gene R. Carter. “Instagram enables us to share images and videos with our members that they won’t see anywhere else, and we are looking forward to interacting with our community through the inspiring pictures and videos they post to Instagram.”

Instagram users can expect sneak peeks of ASCD events, motivational quotes from ASCD experts, a look inside ASCD’s headquarters, and even #throwbackthursday photos of past ASCD conference memorabilia and our archive of professional development materials and out-of-print publications. The Instagram account will provide a glimpse into ASCD that has yet to be tapped.

Instagram expands ASCD’s award-winning social media portfolio alongside ASCD’s TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle+, and LinkedIn accounts. ASCD’s social media presence aims to connect ASCD with educators while sharing unique content that is dedicated to learning, teaching, and leading. ASCD members and customers are also encouraged to connect with ASCD on Inservice, the ASCD blog, and on our ASCD EDge® online community, which connects educators through video, audio, photos, blogs, and more.

In 2013, ASCD was named the #1 social media-savvy association in education by Association Trends magazine.

To follow ASCD on Instagram, visit For more information about ASCD programs, products, services, and membership, visit

*************** Announces New Vice President of Sales 
Industry veteran Sal Rahman brings more than 20 years of education experience

Portland, Ore. (Jan. 6, 2014) –, a leader in delivering digital curriculum and assessments to districts and schools, announces the addition of Salik (Sal) Rahman as Vice President of Sales. With more than 20 years of experience in the education industry, Rahman understands the needs, challenges and opportunities educators face in today’s complex market.

“It is my privilege to be the newest member of the team, and I’m thrilled to be part of a team of dynamic individuals working toward one common goal: improving the face of education,” said Rahman. “Through the use of solutions, I am dedicated to enhancing teacher effectiveness and increasing student performance.”

As Vice President of Sales, Rahman will provide strategic oversight for all sales initiatives. Rahman’s prior experience includes senior positions with Turning Technologies, eInstruction and Scantron Corporation. Rahman holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oakland University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University. He has extensive leadership training and holds certifications from several sales and leadership programs.

“Sal has demonstrated a strong track record of leading successful teams that work strategically with K-12 districts to help them better serve their students through assessment, evaluation and data collection solutions,” said Keith Oelrich, CEO. “His passion for improving education fits well with’s goals, mission and company culture.”

Rahman’s appointment as Vice President of Sales took effect Dec. 23, 2013.

About partners with districts to provide digital curriculum and assessments that help students develop 21st century skills and prepare for success in college and career. With digital content management tools, teachers can organize and customize how they deliver content to students. provides implementation and professional development services to support educators as they integrate technology into instruction and move to digital content. Founded in 1999, Learning.comcurrently partners with more than 2,700 districts. For more information, visit and connect with us at and