myON Announces Chris Bauleke as its New CEO

Bauleke will join forces with myON President Todd Brekhus to lead the personalized literacy provider to a new phase of exponential growth

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) April 4, 2017 — myON, the leading provider of personalized literacy solutions for the K-12 marketplace (including the newly launched myON News), today announced Chris Bauleke as its CEO. Bauleke has a long history of helping develop and expand growth-oriented technology companies and sees great potential in building on the myON vision. His executive leadership experience growing and scaling software and technology companies from diverse markets will help position myON for the future.

With help from key myON leaders including Todd Brekhus, president of myON, Bauleke is excited to guide myON’s scalability efforts as the now independent company continues its rapid expansion in the pre-K–12 ed tech market. myON will also continue to increase its digital book collection with Capstone content in the core collection, as well as continuing to bring content from add-on collections offered by Candlewick, National Geographic, Sourcebooks, Saddleback, HMH, Little, Brown, and others.

“My first objective as myON’s new CEO will be to build on our vision to help millions of children improve literacy skills,” Bauleke said. “The growth rate achieved by myON in the past couple of years has been impressive, and my interest is to further myON’s commitment to providing innovative literacy solutions, guaranteeing world-class service and support for our customers and solidifying our position as a leader in digital literacy solutions.”

“We’re thrilled that Chris has joined the team,” Brekhus said. “His experience and enthusiasm are a great fit for myON, and we look forward to exciting results and a bright future for myON and our customers.”

Having Bauleke join the myON team creates a winning combination. His experience accelerating growth in a software-as-a-service model, connected with the innovation and vision of myON through the thought leadership of  Brekhus, will guide myON to pursue the goal of personalizing literacy and increasing student achievement for every student throughout the world.

About myON

myON develops personalized literacy solutions that create collaborative learning opportunities for students worldwide. myON expands the learning environment for teachers and students by providing unlimited access to a collection of more than 13,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, daily news articles, real-time assessments, and active reading tools. myON empowers students and teachers with real-time, actionable data—number and type of books and articles opened and read, time spent reading, results of regular benchmark assessments, and more—based on embedded Lexile® assessments that measure student reading growth and engagement. With myON, every student experiences the benefits of personalized literacy instruction. For more information, please visit


Vernier Partners with NSELA to Award Six Science Educators with ‘Emerging Science Education Leader Scholarships’


Educators are encouraged to apply by April 21, 2017 for opportunity to receive $500 scholarship to attend NSELA Summer Leadership Institute


BEAVERTON, Oregon, April 3, 2017 — Vernier Software & Technology is partnering with the National Science Education Leadership Association (NSELA) to award six educators with a Vernier Emerging Science Education Leader Scholarship (VESELS). The winning educators, one from each of the NSELA regions, will receive a $500 scholarship to be used toward attending the annual NSELA Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) on June 28, 2017 – July 1, 2017 in Omaha, NE.


“NSELA helps develop and support science education leadership and is a true advocate for effective science teaching and learning practices in today’s schools,” said Gary Myers, Director of District Outreach at Vernier Software & Technology. “For 10 years we’ve supported NSELA with this mission and are now proud to partner with them to provide emerging science leaders from across the country with a valuable professional development opportunity.”


All applicants must hold an emerging leader role at the school, district, state, or informal level for three years or less to qualify for the scholarship. To apply, educators must submit a resume or vita, a personal letter with evidence illustrating emerging leadership, and a support letter from a supervisor. All applicants must also agree to work with an NSELA mentor and communicate to others in the organization throughout the year about how they are applying what they learned at the SLI. All applications are due April 21, 2017 and scholarship awardees will be announced by May 12, 2017.


To learn more about the VESELS, visit


About Vernier Software & Technology


Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 36 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 140 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to university. Vernier technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students’ critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit


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