SOURCE: Education Direction

Education Direction

April 17, 2013 09:00 ET

Dr. David Doty Joins Education Direction

SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - Dr. David S. Doty, Superintendent of Canyons School District, announced today his resignation in order to lead national education reform company, Education Direction (

Education Direction is a Utah-based education reform company recognized for significantly and measurably improving student outcomes in public school districts and colleges across the country through professional development, actionable research, and strategic consulting.

Education Direction is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cicero Group (, one of the world's premier data-driven strategy firms, recently recognized as a "Best Place to Work," "Best of State," and one of the "50 Fastest Growing Companies in Utah."

Dr. Doty has been the superintendent of Canyons School District since August 2008. Canyons School District, with close to 35,000 students, is one of the largest school districts in the country.

Dr. Doty has become well known for his commitment to college readiness for all students. During his tenure, Dr. Doty successfully conducted a $250 million bond campaign to replace aging schools in the District; led the District through comprehensive school boundary realignment; and implemented the first college-ready high school diplomas in Utah.

Dr. Doty, who holds a law degree and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Brigham Young University, as well as a master's degree from Stanford University's Graduate School of Education, received the 2010 Communicator of the Year Award from the Utah chapters of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Public Relations Society of America. He also was named the 2011 Educator of the Year by the Utah Technology Council.

Dr. Trent Kaufman, a fellow principal at Education Direction, stated: "Tens of thousands of students in the Canyons School District are better off because of Dr. Doty's leadership. By joining Education Direction, he will impact millions of students all over the country."

In announcing his role at Education Direction, Dr. Doty stated: "It has been the privilege of a lifetime to work with the students and dedicated stakeholders of the Canyons School District. The success we have experienced in the Canyons School District will be heavily utilized in helping schools around the country significantly and measurably improve the relevance and depth of what students know and are able to do."

About Education Direction
Education Direction is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Cicero Group. Education Direction works with states, districts, schools, and teachers to equip educators with the tools they need to consistently and measurably improve student learning.

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