Ron PackardFounder/Chief Executive Officer
Ron Packard is the CEO and Founder of Pansophic Learning, a global technology based education company. Packard is a well known educator, entrepreneur and visionary as well as the author of the highly regarded and reviewed book Education Transformation. Packard was previously the long time CEO and Founder of K12 Inc. He oversaw the growth of K12 from just an idea to almost one billion in revenue, making it one of the largest education companies in the world. During his tenure, revenue compounded at near 80%. Before K12, Packard was the Vice President of Knowledge Universe and CEO of Knowledge Schools, one of the nation’s largest early childhood education companies. He was also instrumental in the successful investments in Learn Now, Children's School USA, Leapfrog, TEC, and Children's Discovery Center. Packard also worked for McKinsey & Company and for Goldman Sachs in mergers and acquisitions. Packard has received the Education Industry Association's James P. Boyle Entrepreneurial Leadership Award, as well as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the IT Services & Solutions category in Greater Washington. The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business named him a Distinguished Alumni, and he also received an Outstanding Leadership Award from the United States Distance Learning Association. He is Chairman of the Board for Middlebury Interactive Languages, LLC, a member of the K12 Inc. Board of Directors, and sits on the Digital Learning Council. Packard previously served on the Department of Defense's Education Advisory Committee. Packard has been featured on nationwide radio and television shows and magazines, including Bloomberg TV, Forbes, and the Washington Post to name a few. He holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, both with honors.
IN A CENTURY WHERE ONE SIZE FITS ALL has evolved into a mass-market competition of customized choice, a growing demand for individualized learning has also emerged. Like any other modern convenience, education can benefit from technological advancement, and only technology can provide such personalized instruction affordably.
In Education Transformation, Ron Packard describes the kinds of technology—based innovations that are beginning to transform K12 education—the only major industry still left behind on the technology transformation curve. And it's not just about computers in classrooms; it's about using technology to deliver individualized solutions for every child.
"Technology is becoming the best tool for transforming teaching and learning in America and around the world. This book is an excellent guide for teachers and administrators—not to mention parents—as we envision schooling in the future."