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Executive in Residence

Dr. Guttentag is an Executive in Residence for the Education Opportunity Fund.  He recently served  as the President of Pearson Online & Blended Learning, a company he co-founded and sold to Pearson PLC in 2011.  Pearson Online & Blended Learning serves over 300,000 students through Connections Academy (full-time US public virtual schools), Connections Learning (providing virtual learning services to school districts and other organizations), and International Connections Academy (an accredited global private virtual school).

Dr. Guttentag began his career as a classroom teacher and has spent the last 25 years designing and deploying technology-based solutions to improve K–12 education. In addition to his classroom experience, he has held several senior school district administrative positions, with responsibilities in the areas of technology, facilities, special education, policy analysis, labor relations, budgeting, restructuring and grants management. He led KPMG Consulting's Midwest education practice and was the Chief Education Officer for Education Networks of America, a provider of complete, managed internet access solutions to the education community.

His academic credentials include a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a M.A. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Policy and Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.