Andrea Vargas Named President, Schools Division of Catapult Learning, Inc.
The former CFO will manage the expansion of the company’s alternative education, dropout recovery, and special education schools and programs.
January 12, 2016, Camden, New Jersey – Catapult Learning, Inc. today announced the promotion of Andrea Vargas to President of the company’s Schools Division, effective immediately. Ms. Vargas most recently served as Corporate Chief Financial Officer, a position she assumed following Catapult Learning’s merger with Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) in July 2015. In her new role, Ms. Vargas will be responsible for the growth and development of Catapult Learning’s alternative education, dropout recovery, and special education programs.
“We are thrilled to have Andrea assume the role of President of our Schools Division,” said Jeffrey Cohen, Catapult Learning’s CEO. “She is an operations-focused leader with a passion for our mission and values. As we expand our alternative education, dropout recovery, and special education programs throughout the country, I am confident that Andrea will stay focused on generating excellent student outcomes and strengthening the relationships we have with our school district partners.”
Throughout her career, Ms. Vargas has developed a range of expertise through her financial, operational, and leadership positions. From 2004 to 2015, Ms. Vargas held several leadership roles with SESI, including Controller, Chief Accounting Officer, and Vice President of Finance. Prior to her tenure at SESI, she worked in various finance and accounting functions at several large corporations, including United Technologies. Ms. Vargas holds a BA in Finance from Bryant College, MBA from the University of Hartford, and CPA License issued by the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy.
“Supporting the Schools Group team in its efforts to grow our business and expand our reach has been a privilege as CFO, but to lead this charge as President is a considerable honor,” said Ms. Vargas. “I believe that providing our students with the highest quality services is the best way to generate opportunities for all those involved in our programs, and I am filled with gratitude for the opportunity to take this amazing organization into the future.”
Ms. Vargas will be based at the company’s corporate headquarters in Camden, New Jersey.
About Catapult Learning
Catapult Learning, Inc., the largest provider of K–12 contracted instructional services in the U.S., is dedicated to improving academic performance for at-risk and struggling students, including potential dropouts and those with learning and emotional disabilities. With an uncompromising commitment to educational quality, Catapult Learning’s team of 5,600 educators work to achieve sustained academic gains and build teacher and leadership capacity through research-based programs that include intervention, alternative school education, assessment, school improvement, and professional development solutions. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, the company reaches over 300,000 students and 25,000 teachers nationwide each year.