January 04, 2018
EvoText CEO and co-founder earns industry recognition for developing education technology supporting millions of students and educators nationwide
WASHINGTON — EvoText CEO and co-founder, Johanna Wetmore, has been named the 2017 Startup CEO of the Year in the SIIA Company CODiE Awards. The Company CODiE Awards recognize outstanding teams and individuals for their accomplishments, leadership, and commitment to the industry.
EvoText is an instructional solutions development house started by Wetmore and co-founder Chris Robert with the mission to design, build, and maintain digital products that complement and enhance their clients’ educational goals. EvoText has successfully developed award-winning digital products for clients such as The CollegeBoard and Larson Texts, among others, and these products currently serve millions of students and teachers across the country. Since its inception, the company has grown tenfold and has also developed its own CODiE award-winning product, Ogment, a curriculum creation and management system helping educators use data to continuously improve curriculum and instruction.
“I am honored that EvoText employees nominated me for this award, and I’m thrilled that SIIA chose an education company leader as the top CEO for startup companies,” said Wetmore. “It’s a privilege to work with the EvoText team every day and I’m humbled that they believe in EvoText’s leadership. They make me a better leader by their example and I am grateful to be a part of this amazing company we’ve created.”
“SIIA’s 2017 Company CODiE Awards recognize the teams that are at the forefront of business innovation. These companies are shaping the future of how we conduct business, and it is truly an honor to recognize these individuals and teams through the Company CODiE Awards,” said Rhianna Collier, vice president and managing director, SIIA Software & Services Division and TechCouncil of Southern California.
Also in 2017, EvoText was named by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a winner of the When Work Works Award—placing in the Top 15 companies. According to SHRM, the award recognizes employers at worksites that excel at offering a variety of top-rated employee initiatives such as work-life fit policies, flexible scheduling, and transition to parenthood programs.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced the full slate of CODiE winners during a global web announcement December 1.
SIIA is an umbrella association representing 800+ technology, data and media companies globally. Industry leaders work through SIIA’s divisions to address issues and challenges that impact their industry segments with the goal of driving innovation and growth for the industry and each member company. This is accomplished through in-person and online business development opportunities, peer networking, corporate education, intellectual property protection and government relations. For more information, visit siia.net.
Ogment is a new curriculum creation and management system (CCMS) that captures and facilitates the process of curriculum development through delivery. From Standards and Goals; Curriculum Mapping; Course and Lesson Planning; Lesson/Assessment Development; Lesson Presentation/Delivery; Progress Monitoring; through Continuous Improvement—Ogment makes every step easier and more efficient. Ogment was built by a team of experienced "eduneers"—educators, engineers and designers who have been at the forefront of educational technology for the past two decades. Our experts have developed several of the most well-known, award-winning eLearning products for teachers, schools and publishers. Ogment's mission is to empower educators with the tools they need to get the job done. We focus on supporting pedagogy with thoughtful design and technology—because if technology isn't making a teacher’s job better, it's just getting in the way. Ogment is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EvoText, LLC headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts. To learn more or to request a demo, visit GetOgment.com.