CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Otus, a Chicago-based education technology platform provider for teachers, administrators, students and parents, today announced Eric Patnoudes as its new Director of Strategic Initiatives. Eric, who officially joined the company last week, will oversee developing partnerships in the school technology sales process.
In his four years as a K-12 Education Strategist at CDW, the largest reseller of devices in the United States, Eric ensured schools effectively adopted CDW’s technology and implemented a strategy to maximize student performance. Prior to that, he was an instructional technologist and a special education teacher at Joliet Township High School outside of Chicago. He holds a Master of Education (M.Ed) degree from the University of Illinois, with an emphasis on Curriculum, Technology and Education Reform.
“Eric has a strong track record of building and implementing edtech strategy, and is a thought leader in education,” said Otus COO Keith Westman. “We’re thrilled to have him on our team as we continue to grow with our partners and our school districts across the country.”
“I was drawn to Otus because we share a the viewpoint that, while technology can empower teachers, real progress comes from teachers who know how to effectively utilize that technology," said Patnoudes. “I’m looking forward to helping schools take full advantage of Otus’ industry-leading platform.”
Otus, which is free for students and teachers, was recently named “Best Learning Analytics Solution” by EdTech Digest. The company also just announced a Grading Services Partnership with Infinite Campus, a leading student information system.
Otus is a Chicago-based education technology company that has developed an innovative school operating system for K-12 classrooms, schools, and districts. Otus provides an all-in-one technology platform for the entire school community and allows users to easily view student engagement, performance, and progress. Designed and built by teachers and school administrators, Otus empowers teachers in the classroom, informs school leaders, keeps students engaged and organized, and helps parents stay better connected. Otus features three primary components: a Classroom and Learning Management System, an Assessment Platform, and a Data Management system. Otus received EdTech Digest’s 2018 award for “Best Learning Analytics Solution” and was a finalist for “Best Emerging Edtech Solution,” and the company has been recognized by District Administration magazine in its “Top 100 Products” ranking. For more information, visit www.otus.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.