Polly genuinely enjoys her role helping to provide children with the necessary building blocks for their future. Having worked in the ed tech industry since 1993, Polly joined VSL in 2013 and is responsible for strategy, ideation, instructional design, and development of new products. Previously, Polly worked for McGraw-Hill’s Center for Digital Innovation, where she was the Senior Director of Emerging Curriculum, as well as Reality Based Learning, The Lightspan Partnership, and Edmark. She has been a classroom teacher in grades 2-6. In addition to Polly’s product development responsibilities, she has served as a board member and on the strategic council for the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and served on the Corporate Advisory Council for Excellent in Education. Polly is also a member of numerous industry-related organizations. Polly earned her Master’s in Educational Technology from San Diego State University and a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Westminster College.