DreamBox Learning® CEO Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award Finalist in the Pacific Northwest

After milestone year and strong year-over-year company growth, CEO
and President Jessie Woolley-Wilson is honored for her leadership

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–DreamBox
Learning
®, the company that pioneered Intelligent
Adaptive Learning™ technology, announced today that CEO and President
Jessie Woolley-Wilson is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year®
2019 Award in the Pacific Northwest region. Widely considered one of the
most prestigious business awards programs in the U.S., the program
recognizes entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies who are
excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and
personal commitment to their businesses and communities, while also
transforming our world. Jessie was selected for driving DreamBox’s
company growth, leading a major market transaction and her unique
approach to leadership of “benevolent
friction
”— to be hard on ideas but soft on people.

“It’s an honor to be recognized amongst so many other impressive leaders
and innovative companies in our region,” said Woolley-Wilson. “Awards
like these are really a testament to a great team and an important
mission. Every day I am inspired by some of the most brilliant and
hardworking individuals in the industry, who are each driven by a
passion to provide high-quality education to every child regardless of
where they live, where they come from or what they look like – this is
every leader’s dream.”

This recognition comes as the K-8 digital math platform is experiencing
the strongest growth in its 12-year history. This year DreamBox has
expanded to support over 3 million students and 130,000 educators in
every state in the U.S., Mexico and throughout Canada. Buoyed by a $130
million investment in 2018 from The Rise Fund, the world’s largest
social impact investment fund, DreamBox is positioned to continue
expanding into new school districts, most recently securing a 5-year
agreement with the Austin Independent School District.

“We created The Rise Fund to support leaders who have a bold vision to
change the status quo in their industries and drive social impact at
scale, and Jessie perfectly embodies this mission,” added John Rogers,
Partner and Education Sector Lead for The Rise Fund. “We’re excited
Jessie is being honored, and we look forward to continuing to support
DreamBox in bringing adaptive learning to more school districts,
educators and students.”

The winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2019 Award in the Pacific
Northwest region will be announced at a gala on Friday, June 14. The
regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the
Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several
national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National
Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year
National Awards gala in November, 2019.

This year Jessie also received ASU GSV’s #PowerOfWomen award, which
recognizes female CEOs and founders who have announced market-leading
transactions or activities in the last year. Jessie is also nominated
for “Big Tech CEO of the Year” by GeekWire.

To learn more about the Pacific Northwest Entrepreneur Of The Year®
program, visit www.ey.com/us/eoy/pnw.

About DreamBox Learning

DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, is the only
K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for
educators, and independently proven to positively impact student
achievement. DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time
based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve
problems. Along with actionable reporting and tools that empower
differentiation for all learners, DreamBox gives teachers
content-specific professional development and provides administrators
with insights about how all students are progressing. The company’s
pioneering platform has won more than 40 top education and technology
industry awards and is in use in all 50 states and throughout Canada.
DreamBox is available for PC and iPad. For more information, visit http://www.dreambox.com/.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most
prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs. The program makes
a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity
among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who
inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the
first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of
The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful,
growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional,
national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more
than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

Contacts

RH Strategic for DreamBox Learning
Holly Noland
(206) 816-1895
hnoland@rhstrategic.com