NASBE Brings on Robert Hull to Direct College, Career, and Civic Readiness Work

Arlington, Va. – The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) is pleased to announce Robert Hull has joined as director of the organization’s college, career, and civic readiness project. For the last four years, Hull has served as West Virginia’s associate state superintendent of schools.

Hull has been involved in education reform, mostly in West Virginia, for nearly 40 years. Hull started his career as an elementary school teacher in West Virginia’s Putnam County Public School District, and later became principal for eight years prior to moving to district administrative positions. Hull served as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction and directed early childhood education, federal programs, and community outreach for the school district during his tenure there.  In 2010, Hull joined the West Virginia Department of Education as assistant superintendent of schools in the division of teaching and learning. Quickly promoted to associate state superintendent of schools at the department, Hull oversaw numerous state programs including educator quality, early learning, career and technical innovation, federal programs, and policy development and deployment for Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced assessments.

“Robert has years of experience in implementing college- and career-ready standards in West Virginia. That combination of practical, hands-on knowledge with his deep understanding of how to improve education for all students makes him a welcome addition to the NASBE team,” said Executive Director Kristen J. Amundson.

The National Association of State Boards of Education represents America’s state and territorial boards of education. Our principal objectives are to strengthen state leadership in education policymaking; advocate equality of access to educational opportunity; promote excellence in the education of all students; and assure responsible lay governance of education. Learn more

Spurred by Record-High Growth, Scenario Learning Moves to New Headquarters
Demand for safety and compliance solutions in schools and workplaces fuels company’s growth, expansion into international markets

Cincinnati, Ohio (Aug. 13, 2014) – Scenario Learning, LLC, the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools and workplaces, has moved to new state-of-the-art headquarters to accommodate the company’s record-setting growth. The larger offices enable Scenario Learning to further expand its staff as the company continues increasing its domestic market share and expands into international markets.

Brian Taylor and Greg Estep started Scenario Learning in 2004 as a two-person, self-funded startup in Cincinnati. As parents and entrepreneurs, Taylor and Estep shared a passion for making schools safer. The pair started with one product, the SafeSchools Online Staff Training System, for K-12 schools. The program helps schools simplify their mandatory staff training by delivering expert-authored courses on important school safety topics like School Violence Prevention; Bloodborne Pathogens; Bullying Prevention and more. Because of the training program’s tremendous success, Taylor and Estep developed a suite of complementary programs that customers requested, including solutions for bullying and incident reporting, accident reporting, and SDS management.

The company has now expanded into the postsecondary market with the SafeColleges product line, and also serves non-academic institutions with its SafePersonnel product line, which brings the company’s award-winning products to workplaces and municipalities.