Jennifer Medbery, founder and CEO of the education technology company Kickboard, has announced she is stepping down from her position and will hire a new CEO to take the company to the next level of growth.
Kickboard is a web-based school analytics platform that combines powerful behavioral management and intervention technology with impactful leadership coaching. Their mission is to build safe and happy schools where students and staff thrive.
The company was launched out of New Orleans in 2009 and has become one of the most well-known technology companies in the area. The company raised several rounds of funding over the years, including a $2 million investment back in 2013.
Medbery is a Teach for America alumna, a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who are placed in schools across the country.
Kickboard enables schools to improve data-driven teaching, increase collaboration among educators, better facilitate family communication, and advance a culture of performance school-wide. In an announcement email, Medbery says the company has improved the lives of close to 250,000 students in over 500 schools across 32 states.
“As an innovative leader in a fast-growing market that is increasingly taking a ‘whole child’ approach to education, Kickboard is poised for unprecedented growth,” shared Medbery in an email. “With that, I’ve decided that it is time to bring on a seasoned executive to serve as CEO and help me lead the company into this next phase.”
Kickboard is currently conducting a national search for a new CEO and are looking forward to announcing that team member.
“As a computer scientist turned teacher turned entrepreneur, I know my strengths and where I can have the greatest impact,” Medbery shared with those who have supported her over the years in an email this afternoon. “I will continue to lean in, focusing my energies within the company on thought leadership and enriching our product to ensure that it is always ahead of the curve.”