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Amplify announces new board member Margaret Spellings

Amplify welcomes former United States Secretary of Education to its board of directors

Brooklyn, NY (October 25, 2019)Amplify, a publisher of next-generation curriculum and assessment programs, announced today that it appointed a new board member, Margaret Spellings. Spellings served as the secretary of education under former President George W. Bush from 2005–2009 and was the president of the University of North Carolina from 2016–2019. She was also an advisor to Bush when he served as governor of Texas. She is now president and CEO of Texas 2036, a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the success of Texas.

“We are very grateful for the vast experience that Margaret will bring to our board,” said Larry Berger, CEO of Amplify. “As a seasoned leader in U.S. education with expertise at the national, state, and university levels, she will provide invaluable guidance to our company as we continue growing and serving more educators and students across the country.”

“I am excited for this opportunity to work with a company that creates such high-quality curriculum and assessment programs,” said Spellings. “I have seen in my work just how critical it is to provide educators with well-designed materials that engage all of their students in rigorous learning, and I’m committed to partnering with Amplify to help advance the movement of bringing strong curricular materials to schools across the U.S.”

Spellings joins Amplify’s existing board members: Russlynn Ali, Managing Director, Education at the Emerson Collective; Brad Powell, Managing Director, Investments at the Emerson Collective; and Larry Berger, CEO at Amplify.

About Amplify

A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help all students build a strong foundation in early reading and math. All of our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of every student. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states. For more information, visit


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