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Eric Westendorf is the co-founder and CEO of LearnZillion, a digital curriculum and professional development platform that champions teachers and the creation of powerful learning experiences. LearnZillion was named one of the five most innovative education companies in the world by Fast Company in 2014. Eric incubated LearnZillion at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School, in Washington D.C., where he was Chief Academic Officer and principal. While he was principal, E.L. Haynes posted three-year student achievement gains of 50 percentage points in math and 26 percentage points in reading. In each year the school was named a national Silver Award winning school through the federal Effective Practice grant program. Prior to leading E.L. Haynes, Eric founded a non-profit focused on teacher leadership development; was the Assistant Principal of St. Joseph's School in Harlem, where he raised over $1 million dollars for technology and other programs; and taught for seven years in North Carolina, New York, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.Eric holds a bachelor's in public policy from Princeton University, a master's in teaching from Brown University, and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. Eric lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and three children. He is a Fellow of the 10th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.