ClassLink's Chief Academic Officer Finalist for EdTech Digest Visionary Award

George Perreault's advocacy for open tech standards and access to digital education earns high praise.
CLIFTON, N.J. - March 21, 2016 - PRLog -- ClassLink announced that it's Chief Academic Officer, George Perreault, earned a coveted finalist spot in the 2016 EdTech Digest Awards Program (

The mission of EdTech Digest ( is to tell the story of 21st-century education transformation. By sharing cool tools, fascinating interviews, relevant trends and voices from the field, the online magazine inspires learners and leaders everywhere. Just as we need great teachers, great schools, great resources and children ready to learn, our industry needs EdTech Digest to get the word out on ideas that can create a new and better future for students.

Consistent with this spirit, ClassLink ( appointed Perreault to the position of Chief Academic Officer in 2015. Prior to joining ClassLink, Perreault served as Director, Instructional Technology and Library Media at Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) in Florida, capping off a distinguished forty-year career as teacher, administrator, and technology leader. During his time working in schools, Perreault guided OCPS through increasingly sophisticated use of technology in the classroom and across the district.

Designated as a Visionary Award finalist by EdTech Digest's panel of education experts (, Perreault joins an select group of leaders from across education technology, including Jessie Woolley-Wilson of DreamBox Learning, Dean Shareski of Discovery Education Canada, Gregor Freund of Versal, and Dr. Pamela Lloyd of GCI Education.

"I'm honored to be a finalist alongside such impressive leaders in education," said Perreault. "We all share a commitment to innovating in the interest of improving education, and it humbles me to know that the work we're doing is being recognized around the country."

ClassLink CEO, Berj Akian, praised Perreault's selection. "George is a tireless advocate for improving the use of digital education resources and we're thrilled with his selection as a finalist for the Visionary Award." Akian continued, "Part of what makes George a true visionary is that he remains committed to big ideas, such as data interoperability standards, while knowing schools need practical, real-world systems that make a difference. That's exactly the kind of leader our industry needs. Cheers to our friend George!"

"Technology is opening the door to a renaissance in education," said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor-in-Chief of EdTech Digest. "The edtech sector has experienced tremendous growth in the past several years, and there is also tremendous quality of products and very talented people out there. These honorees are among edtech's best and brightest."

Thanks to its visionary leadership and steadfast commitment to open technology standards, ClassLink is seeing rapid adoption across the U.S. and around the world. Not only are school districts leveraging OneClick single sign-on ( and ClassLink OneRoster ( to create faster, more secure access to digital education resources, partners ( from across the education community are joining with ClassLink to achieve seamless integration.

ClassLink charges no fees to partners, a major barrier with other single sign-on platforms, and is able make connections with incredible speed. This approach is unique to ClassLink among single sign-on platforms and is increasingly recognized as the right approach by education providers everywhere.

About ClassLink
ClassLink provides OneClick and OneRoster. OneClick enables single sign-on access to web and Windows applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. OneRoster easily and securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

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