ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

All students reading at, or above, grade level by the end of third grade

WHO WE ARE

Learning Ovations guarantees to get all children reading at, or above grade level, by the end of third grade. The most rigorous level of research is the basis of our success.

VALUES

Learning Ovations holds true to our three core values: Outcomes, Fidelity and Service. We share in the accountability of achieving literacy outcomes.

WHAT WE DO

Learning Ovations brings the A2i Professional Support System, a combination of technology and professional development, to empower and equip teachers to successfully individualize instruction for K-3 students.

SERVICE

Designed by teachers for teachers. Serving the solution is in our DNA.
 

Our Literacy Outcomes Specialists are of service and provide year-round training and ongoing support.
 

We help all children learn to read by providing teachers with the individualized instruction at exactly the right time, and in the right amount, to meet individual learning goals.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

JAY CONNOR

FOUNDER / CEO

FOUNDER / CEO

Jay is passionate about his work at Learning Ovations and is actively bringing the research-based technology and professional development tool, A2i (assessment to instructions), to schools across the nation. He has demonstrated leadership in the business, nonprofit and public policy arenas.

NICK VOEGELI

CTO

CTO

Mr. Voegeli is an expert in web development and technical project management. He has designed and supervised A2i software redeveloped to permit scale. He has worked closely with researchers and professional development experts and has a profound insight into A2i’s development evolution.

SARAH SIEGAL

VICE PRESIDENT FOR RESEARCH AND PRACTICE

Dr. Siegal received her Doctoral Degree from Arizona State University and Master’s Degree from Florida State University where she was a member of the Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training (PIRT) Fellow program, part of the Florida Center for Reading Research.

ELLIOT AMIEL

CFO

Mr. Amiel has over 35 years experience in finance and operations in major corporations. His roles have included responsibility for national financial support, acquisition negotiations, integration, financial management training, productivity, performance and profitability improvement.

AMANDA JACOBS

VICE PRESIDENT FOR DISTRICT PARTNERSHIPS

Amanda Jacobs connects school districts and communities with Learning Ovations to set our partners on the road to transformative student outcomes in literacy.  She was a former school principal in Arizona, founding teacher and Literacy Coordinator at KIPP New Jersey, instructional coach, classroom teacher, and special education teacher.  Amanda currently holds Master's degrees in Educational Leadership and Special Education.
PHONE: 480-318-5487
EMAIL: ajacobs@learningovations.com

ALIA GATES

VICE PRESIDENT FOR OPERATIONS

Alia Gates is the Vice President for Operations and based out of Los Angeles,CA. She oversees the implementation of the A2i Professional Support System within all partnership districts across the country.  She has taught for sixteen years within the Los Angeles Unified School District, Hawai’i Department of Education and Cupertino Unified School District and has a Master’s degree focused on multicultural literacy. Her expertise in education is focused in early literacy, community engagement, classroom management and culturally respectful and responsive pedagogy.

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Learning Ovations Inc.

16 Coltrane Court

Irvine, Ca 92617-4132

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PHONE: 949-207-3475

EMAIL: info@LearningOvations.com

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