Emeryville, Calif. (Dec. 15, 2009) – Key Curriculum Press announces the promotion of Tim Pope to Curriculum Director.  In this recently created position, Pope will forge partnerships with district and school leaders on content topics such as aligning Key Curriculum Press’ textbooks with a district’s scope and sequence, and evaluating textbook implementation.  Pope will lead the company’s new implementation department, which will support schools during both the sales and implementation processes to ensure their success as they move to inquiry-based learning.

“We’ll be there to provide support throughout the sales and implementation process to assure success and provide teachers and leaders with the needed tools and training,” Pope said.

Pope joined Key Curriculum Press as a first-year implementation specialist in September 2005 and was promoted to Professional Development Manager and later Mathematics Product Manager.  Prior to Key Curriculum Press, he worked as a program coordinator at the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin, coordinating the development of an online mathematics learning service and leading professional development workshops.  Earlier, Pope taught mathematics in Texas and was Principal of St. Bonaventure High School, a 7-12 school on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Thoreau, New Mexico.

Pope earned a master’s degree from the University of Dayton in Ohio and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  He also has a certificate in private school leadership from the University of Dallas.

About Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics and science educational materials.  The company is a leading publisher of inquiry-based textbooks, software and supplemental materials for elementary, middle and high school students.  In addition, Key Curriculum Press offers professional development workshops and online courses to provide mathematics and science educators with the training, experience and support they need to incorporate effective teaching strategies.  The company was founded by mathematics educators in 1971 and is headquartered in Emeryville, Calif.  For more information, visit www.keypress.com or phone 800-995-6284.

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For more information, contact:
–Leigh Muzlsay Browne, Key Curriculum Press, 510-595-7000 ext. 126 or lmuzslay@keypress.com
–Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-839-9800 or emily@cblohm.com

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