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Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, Named Top 25 Women in PE-Backed Software Companies 2020

November 23, 2020

The Lancer Group has announced an industry and Lancer first. The group’s inaugural annual list of “Top 25 Women in PE-Backed Software Companies” highlights the accomplishments of successful executives leading high-performing and fast-growing organizations. Kate Eberle Walker joined PresenceLearning as CEO in 2019. The company, a leading provider of live online therapy and evaluation services for students with special needs, is backed by several PE firms, including Catalyst, Catamount, and Bain Capital. Throughout her 20+ year career, she has actively supported early-stage EdTech companies and non-profit education initiatives.

PresenceLearning Partners with the Council of Administrators of Special Education

October 1, 2020

PresenceLearning has announced a new partnership with the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). Through this partnership, PresenceLearning will support the professional development of CASE members by providing access to its clinical experts and influential partners, as well as offering exclusive webinars, presentations, and other programming throughout the year and at the upcoming 2020 CASE Virtual Fall Conference. 

Dallas ISD Partners With Presence Learning to Provide Students With Live Online Speech-Language Therapy Services

September 2, 2020

Dallas Independent School District (ISD)—the second-largest school district in Texas, which serves approximately 153,000 students—has partnered with PresenceLearning Inc., a leading provider of live online special education- related services to K–12 schools, to provide online speech-language therapy services to its students.

PresenceLearning Named GOLD WINNER in the Customer Sales & Service World Awards

September 1, 2020

PresenceLearning takes home gold in the Customer Sales & Service World Awards—Customer Service & Support Team of the Year during the COVID-19 pandemic. PresenceLearning is inspired by our school partners and students and proud to be recognized for our excellent service and support.

New Mental Health Service to Address Student Anxiety and Stress

August 26, 2020

PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online behavioral and mental health services for K-12 schools, has partnered with iOpening Enterprises to develop “Finding Your Power in Uncertain Times,” a six-week trauma-informed group therapy program designed to help students who are struggling with life’s current stressors, including social, emotional, and economic impacts from COVID-19 and civil unrest in their communities.

The K-12 Edtech Market Is At an Inflection. But Where Is It Going?

August 25, 2020

The K-12 education technology market is supporting schools with cost effective, engaging educational tools in varied school environments. PresenceLearning is cited among the solutions for filling the widening gaps in special education amid remote and hybrid models during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kershaw County schools utilizing virtual learning program for special education students

August 21, 2020

Students and teachers across the state have been adapting to e-learning since March, prompted by COVID-19. Although many children may still find it an unfamiliar teaching method, one group of students in Kershaw County’s school district have been accustomed to virtual learning for the past three years. 

Students in Special Education, English-Learners May Go Back to Class First. Here’s Why…

August 7, 2020

EdWeek features PresenceLearning’s partnership with Kershaw County School District in Camden, South Carolina, when discussing the important work of ensuring all students have the services they need. Partners at Kershaw state, “Without being able to use a robust live platform, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the quality of instruction the children deserve.”

How Teletherapy is Providing Support to Students: Remote Possibilities

June 9, 2020

Listen to host Kevin Hogan talk to Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of PresenceLearning, about how districts are utilizing teletherapy to deliver special education-related services. The company works with school districts across the country throughout the regular school year and has helped an increasing number of schools during the time of COVID-19. The CEO discusses what is happening in districts as they prepare for providing these essential services for students with special needs.

Inside a Special Education Company’s $27 Million Fundraising Round

PresenceLearning, which provides live online special education therapy services for K-12 schools, recently received a major infusion of financial support—$27 million—in the form of a Series D investment led by Bain Capital Double Impact. The pandemic accelerated the completion of the funding round, which will help the company’s expansion of online therapy and assessment services to meet growing