Sara Ittelson, Knewton’s Director of Business Development sat down with the Core to discuss SXSW Edu and share updates on Knewton’s global efforts in education. Knewton is the world’s leading adaptive learning technology provider with the mission of bringing personalized education to the world. At Knewton, Sara builds strategic partnerships with educational content creators and distributors to deliver their content to students adaptively. Knewton has partnerships with the most highly regarded global publishers including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Pearson, Macmillan and Cambridge University Press.
Sara earned her MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University, and her BA from Northwestern University. Previously, Sara worked as Chief of Staff to the Chief Performance Officer at the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) where she led continuous improvement projects across the District. Prior to CPS, Sara worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey and Company, doing projects in education, sustainability and business strategy.