The Renaissance Network is pleased to announce the placement of Kari Mirich as Director of Urban Partnerships for their client, Square Panda – an award-winning multisensory phonics system that builds foundational literacy skills and accelerates reading development. Reporting to the Vice President of Education Sales, Kari will lead and grow key partnerships with large urban districts while inspiring and enabling future programs in new locations.
Kari’s career is characterized by creating student impact and transformation in schools and districts. Kari most recently served as the Senior Account Manager at NWEA, a research-based non-profit organization that creates academic assessments for students PreK-12. Previously she improved student outcomes as a District Learning Strategist, Professional Development Presenter, and K-6 Special Education Instructor.
Kari holds a Master of Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from The University of Nevada.
Square Panda aims to ensure all children start their educational journey with the foundational literacy and language skills needed to maximize their learning potential. Focused on the critical years when 85% of a child’s neurological circuitry develops, the team of neuroscientists, engineers, and educators embed the Science of Reading with multisensory, game-based learning experiences that accelerate early language & literacy skills acquisition and engage students in the joy of learning to read.
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