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Boys & Reading
, Children's Book Publishing, Learning & Early Literacy
, Libraries, Struggling Readers & Dropout Prevention
Ms. Gibson is VP and Publisher of the Scholastic Classroom and Library Group.
She specializes in child development, specifically reading and language development, and guides the publication of the Scholastic high-interest fiction and non-fiction school and library books for struggling and reluctant readers.
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"These new Scholastic titles represent the future in non-fiction," said Akimi Gibson, VP and Publisher of the Scholastic Classroom and Library Group.
Akimi GibsonVice President and General Manager
...Akimi Gibson is Vice President and General Manager of Early Childhood Education for Scholastic Inc.She has a Master's degree in Child Development, and specializes in early learning and language acquisition.Ms. Gibson is a former early childhood educator and director, as well as a special-needs teacher.She is a published writer and children's book author.
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Akimi GibsonAkimi Gibson is vice president and general manager of Scholastic's early childhood education group.Before becoming a publisher, she was an early childhood educator, teaching infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.She also taught kindergarten and tutored reading.Ms. Gibson has degrees in early childhood education and child development and specializes in language acquisition and early literacy and cognitive development.She is also a children's book author.
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Akimi Gibson, MA - Deputy Executive Director
Akimi Gibson is Deputy Executive Director for Strategy and Content Integration at NAEYC.
The newest member of the executive team, she manages the Professional Development, Editorial, Publications, Digital Content, Marketing & Communications, and Sales departments.
Prior to joining NAEYC, Gibson worked at Scholastic, Inc., where she held several senior leadership positions.
During her time with Scholastic, Gibson served as the vice president of the Classroom and Library, Early Childhood, and Primary Education Group divisions.
Her responsibilities included overseeing the development of educational products for classrooms, schools, libraries, and early childhood programs.
Gibson previously served as senior vice president and chief education officer at ThinkBox, Inc., where she oversaw the development of print and web-based learning products for children.
Prior to her work at ThinkBox, Inc., Gibson held senior positions at SchoolSuccess.net and ParentPartners, LLC, where she led content and design efforts to create several websites for parents and educators of young children.
She has also held senior management positions at several other companies including Simon and Schuster and the Walt Disney Company.
is also a children's book author.
She previously worked as a teacher of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and elementary school children.
Gibson earned her graduate degree from Wheelock College, a graduate certificate in School Administration from Cambridge College, and her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts.