Achieve3000 is a global online differentiated instruction company. Achieve3000 has developed a patented online methodology for online instruction and supports English language learning, special education, adult learning, and workforce readiness. Achieve3000 supports the individuality and potential of every student to help them reach higher levels of reading and writing proficiency. The instruction supports both English and Spanish language and aligns with core standards for language arts. Achieve3000 provides cloud-base solutions that deliver daily differentiated instruction for nonfiction reading and writing. Instruction is precisely tailored to each student’s scientifically determined reading level. Achieve3000 has a fourteen year history of doubling students’ literacy gains.
Saki Dodelson is co- founder, president and CEO of Achieve3000. Ms. Dodelson was Director of Finance for AT&T for 12 years where she redesigned and marketed the Israeli 2000 project–the Israeli Knesset’s website dedicated to the memory of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. In addition, she is co-founder of Youthline USA, an educational publication for students and a board member of the American Association of Publishers and the New Jersey Technology Council. She has received awards for entrepeneur of the year, New Jersey business awards and the Educator500 award. Ms. Dodelson holds a Master’s degree in Education and a MBA
Dr. Susan Gertler is co-founder and chief academic officer of Achieve3000. She co-founded Youthline USA with Ms. Dodelson. Dr. Gertler has designed and developed systems for health psychology, including an online application for analysis of mental health status. Dr. Gertler holds a BA in education and psychology and a MA and PH.D in psychology.
The leadership team for Achieve3000 appears to be a well rounded group of experts from the fields of educational publishing, e-commerce, curriculum development and teaching. Based on reviews from employees the team is passionate about learning and helping children. The Board of Directors is a robust team with many years of experience (most have 20+) in commerce, software, technology, and investment. The primary investor for Achieve3000 is Insight Venture Partners, a leading private equity and venture capital investor.
The leadership team appears to regularly acquire new members with years of experience which seems to be making the company flourish. In 2013 Achieve3000 was on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list for fastest growing technology, media, telecom, life science companies in North America. From 2008-12 revenues have shown growth of 145%. Ms. Dodelson continues to be the CEO of Achieve3000 since its inception and the company seems to be thriving under her leadership.