Club Z! of Orlando Adds Seasoned Educator, Entrepreneur to its Management Team

Karen Fischer named the Orlando tutoring franchise’s business development director

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2010) – Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services of Central Florida has named Karen Fischer as its business development director.

Fischer—who joins the Orlando-area tutoring service franchise this month—has spent more than a decade as an educator and entrepreneur. She founded the Royal Tiger Art Academy in Breckenridge, Colo., an institute dedicated to the development of human intellect through visual art exploration and creation for students between 5 and 15. In addition, Fischer has taught art and art history at various colleges and schools throughout the nation, including Colorado Mountain College, Ferndale Middle School in High Point, N.C., and Aloma Elementary School in Winter Park, Fla.

“We are very please to bring Karen on board,” said Gail Mears, Orlando’s Club Z! area director. “Karen’s exemplary experience in the education field and her knowledge of sustaining and growing a business will be essential assets as we continue to reach out to Central Florida’s students.”

Along with being a Lake Highland Preparatory School graduate (1987), Fischer received her bachelor’s in education from High Point College in North Carolina and her master’s in Art History from Savannah College of Art and Design. Fischer recently relocated to her hometown of Winter Park, where she lives with her husband Jeremy K. Fischer and three children.

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services of Central Florida has been offering exceptional tutoring services in Orange, Seminole and Lake counties since 1998. Club Z! offers expert assistance in every subject from phonics to physics for students who are preschool age through adults. Club Z! tutors work with teachers, parents and students to assist in improving grades, raising test scores, teaching productive study skills, building academic self-confidence, and helping students score higher on the FCAT, SAT and ACT.

For more on the Orlando Tutoring Experts at Club Z! and to find out how to receive in-home tutoring assistance, visit or call (407) 628-3100.

About Club Z!

Based out of Tampa, Fla. and established in 1995, Club Z! is the world’s largest one-on-one in-home tutoring program. Club Z! tutors have helped over 300,000 students improve their grades, raise their test scores, learn productive study skills, build their academic self-confidence, and reach their full potential. Club Z! serves students of all ages, pre-kindergarten through adult and tutoring is available in all core subjects – reading, mathematics, science, history – as well as study skills, foreign languages, standardized test prep, assessment testing such as ACT and SAT, kindergarten readiness, and much more. In addition, Club Z! is proud to be an approved provider of Supplemental Educational Services in over 40 states. This has allowed Club Z! to provide free tutoring services to students at eligible schools through the No Child Left Behind Act.  For more information, visit

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eSchool Solutions® Adds Seasoned Education Technology Executive to its Management Team

Ken Goldstein named vice president of sales at the Orlando-based education management software leader

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2010) – eSchool Solutions®, the leading provider of technology solutions for the pre K-12 education market, has named Ken Goldstein as its vice president of sales.

Goldstein comes to eSchool Solutions after nearly 15 years in the education technology field, where he worked for Productivity Point International, NETg, eClassroom (K-12 division of eCollege), and Blackboard. Since 2006, Goldstein has served as the regional vice president of Blackboard’s K-12 line of business.

In addition, Goldstein has a proven background in sales management and coaching, solution selling, and account and project management for advanced technologies.

“We are excited to have Ken joining the eSchool team,” said Lisa Welton, senior vice president of sales and marketing for eSchool Solutions. “Ken’s exemplary experience in the education technology field, along with his proven track record in sales, will make him a valuable leader to our sales force across the country.”

Goldstein earned a bachelor’s in business administration and a bachelor’s in journalism from University of Colorado-Boulder, and received a master’s in organizational management from University of Colorado-Denver.

eSchool Solutions, which provides a suite of technology solutions for the preK-12 education market, services more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in the U.S. and Canada.

To learn more about the company, visit or call 800-776-8774.

About eSchool Solutions

eSchool Solutions® is the leading provider of integrated technology solutions for the preK-12 education market. In 1987, the Orlando-based company revolutionized substitute management for school systems, completely changing the way districts managed substitutes and employee absences. Now, as a total solutions provider, eSchool Solutions provides a full suite of products and services designed to improve administrative efficiency and help school districts work smarter. The company serves more than 500 school systems, encompassing 29,000 schools in North America.

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