Leslie Ellison Joins Grade Results to Support Growth in Louisiana

Grade Results is pleased to announce that Leslie Ellison has joined the company. She will help to support Grade Results accounts in Louisiana, a key growth state for the company.

New Orleans, LA, September 28, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Grade Results, the leading innovator of live, one-to-one online instruction, is pleased to announce that Leslie Ellison has joined the company. She will help to support Grade Results accounts in Louisiana, a key growth state for the company. Ellison brings more than 20 years of experience in education and government affairs experience to her new position.

Ellison actively engages in national and international education matters through school planning and governance, community and legislative outreach and consultative work to education-based agencies.

“Due to the tremendous rate of success we’ve had working with schools in Louisiana on issues such as remediation, retention and credit recovery, we’re experiencing a growing demand for our services in the state,” said Suzanne McElyea, CEO of Grade Results. “Leslie is a great fit for our organization to help us manage this growth. Her experience in working with both the public and private sectors of education will be a huge asset to our company.”

In addition to her role with Grade Results, Ellison is owner and president of the Ellison Group, a New Orleans based education consulting firm. She is also director of governmental affairs for Gideon Christian Fellowship International where she manages governmental, community and education affairs at the local, state, national and international levels.

Ellison is a member of Project GRAD, Innovators of Milestone Inc., Algiers Charters School Association and the Black Alliance for Educational Options. She also facilitates training on community engagement in education and has obtained extensive legislative and lobbying experience through previous work as an administrator for the City of New Orleans.

Ellison holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern University at New Orleans.

About Grade Results
Grade Results is the leading innovator of live one-to-one online instruction, providing a comprehensive set of services to public, private, charter and alternative schools, as well as community colleges and universities. Grade Results is the only provider that combines powerful content, dynamic live instruction, and unparalleled technology to enhance the performance of students across the country. Grade Results’ state aligned content is developed and taught by advanced-degreed instructors and expands the educational spectrum from basic skills, such as reading and math, to highly specialized courses for gifted and talented students. In addition, Grade Results provides college entry exam prep, and a full range of college courses. Grade Results provides critical solutions to its clients, including one-to-one tutorial services, distance learning, credit recovery, retention management, graduation advancement, remediation, and intervention. Grade Results currently serves elementary through college students in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. For more information, visit www.graderesults.com

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