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Fuel Education Adds Two Education Technology Veterans to Executive Team


Brian Mills and Nicole Franks to Lead Business Development and
Marketing Teams

Two education technology leaders have joined Fuel Education®
(FuelEd®), a leading provider of online and blended learning
solutions for students in grades K–12. Brian Mills has been named Vice
President of Business Development and Nicole Franks has been named Vice
President of Marketing. Mills and Franks are both former educators with
proven track records of success in delivering end-to-end digital
technology and curriculum solutions for school districts.

Mills previously served as National Vice President of Sales, West at
Achieve3000, responsible for driving $26 million in new business and
supporting more than $32 million in annual renewals. Mills also worked
at McGraw-Hill Education, serving as the Senior Director of
Sales-Subscriber Services and District Manager-Mid Atlantic. Mills
previously held sales roles at Campus Management Corporation, Scantron
and Blackboard.

"Every service we provide school districts is just a single solution in
a far more complex set of needs," said Sean P. Ryan, General Manager of
Fuel Education. "Therefore, we must work closely with other service
providers to provide our clients with a much more comprehensive
integrated set of solutions. Brian's technical experience, leadership,
and track record of success will help us do just that."

Mills began his professional career as a teacher in the Loudoun County
Public School system. He has also supported education providers
nationwide in delivering personalized learning solutions. Mills earned a
Bachelor of Science in Education from Duquesne University and a Master
of Education in Instructional Technology from George Mason University.

Franks previously served as Global Marketing Director for Corwin Press,
leading marketing strategy nationally and across the company's
international offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and Asia.
Prior to Corwin, Franks was the Director of Product Management and
Marketing at Pearson Education, where she led the design and launch of
the award-winning iLit digital reading program, in addition to roles as
a product manager and curriculum specialist.

"Nicole possesses uncommonly deep domain expertise across several
relevant disciplines," said Ryan. "Added, her experience as a
practitioner with deep product knowledge will help ensure that what we
build, deliver and support will be implemented, embraced and reinforced."

Franks was a former educator in Texas, Illinois and Maryland. She earned
a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas
A&M University and a Master of Education in Reading and Literacy from
Benedictine University.

About Fuel Education

Fuel Education partners with school districts to deliver personalized
learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the
classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K through
12th grade that empower districts to implement successful online and
blended learning programs. Its open, easy-to-use Personalized Learning
Platform, PEAK, enables teachers to customize courses using
their own content, FuelEd courses and titles, third-party content, and
open educational resources. Fuel Education serves more than 2,000 school
districts, offering one of the industry's largest catalogs of K–12
digital curriculum, certified instruction, professional development, and
educational services. To learn more, visit
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