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Alycia Chanin, Discovery Education
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DISCOVERY EDUCATION WELCOMES STACIE KRONTHAL AS VICE PRESIDENT OF ACCOUNT PARTNERSHIPS AND IMPLEMENTATION

Silver Spring, Md. (May 21, 2015) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, is pleased to announce Stacie Kronthal has been named vice president of account partnerships and implementation. With more than 15 years of experience working in the corporate partnership sector, Kronthal will co-lead the implementation efforts of the division’s corporate education partnership team which provides custom-designed programs offered at no cost in under-funded areas to educators, students and families across the country.

In this role, Kronthal will collaborate with like-minded organizations to develop custom-designed curriculum, educator professional enrichment opportunities and project-based learning challenges in under-funded areas such as STEM, health & wellness, workforce readiness, life skills and more. She will oversee all aspects of account services, program development and strategic implementation for Discovery Education’s national partner programs. Additionally, she will serve as lead strategist for Washington, D.C., area program development, guiding collaboration in the government and trade association sectors.

“Stacie is a highly accomplished executive with an impressive history in building and leading successful corporate partnerships,” said Mary Rollins, senior vice president of corporate education partnerships at Discovery Education. “Her leadership experience and expertise in strategic partnerships will be invaluable to Discovery Education as we continue to develop innovative educational programs that excite and engage today’s students.”

Kronthal joins Discovery Education from Network for Good, the nation’s largest online charitable giving platform, where she served as senior vice president of corporate partnerships. In this position, she cultivated unique partnerships with companies like Google, Microsoft, CrowdRise, Capital One and Yahoo! to deliver engaging solutions that enabled charitable giving and philanthropy through marketing and social media campaigns. Additionally, she trained and consulted corporations on how to effectively engage in online cause marketing, and implemented employee engagement programs and peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns.

Previously, Kronthal worked as senior manager of strategic account services and interactive marketing at America Online, where she managed the company’s most strategic e-commerce partnerships including eBay, Target and Best Buy, and orchestrated deal structures to meet key partner performance metrics and protect revenue.

Kronthal holds a bachelor’s degree from Duke University, and is based in Discovery Education’s offices at Discovery Communication’s global headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.

For more information about Discovery Education’s programs, services, initiatives, visit www.discoveryeducation.com

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content and professional development for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content that supports the implementation of Common Core, professional development, assessment tools, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, over 40 percent of all primary schools the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education atwww.discoveryeducation.com.

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