EM Spotlight on Jeffrey A. Elliott: Education Thought Leader

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(Last Updated On: December 18, 2020)

Jeffrey A. Elliott is a pioneer and veteran of the educational technology industry. After working for 12 years in media and information technology, he has devoted his career to merging education and technology to create platforms that provide students opportunities to achieve their dreams.

Elliott served as the former president of Voyager Sopris Learning in Dallas, where he led the company’s efforts to provide innovative, evidence-based instructional and professional service solutions to help schools meet and surpass their goals for student achievement. When he was made president and CEO of Oklahoma City–based Advanced Academics, the organization grew into one of the leading providers of online education for public school students in the United States. He led the company’s pioneering strategy to serve at-risk students and the deployment of its comprehensive online learning model.

He is currently the chief operating officer of Dallas-based education technology company UWorld, one of the industry leaders in helping students prepare for their high-stakes exams. UWorld has received numerous accolades in both education and business, including being ranked in the top percentile of all companies on the coveted Entreprenuer360 list; winning Parent and Teacher Choice Awards from HowtoLearn.com for their ACT® and SAT® College Prep tool; being announced as an EdTech Awards 2020 finalist in multiple categories; and recognition of its company founder and CEO as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 National Finalist.

Elliott is a graduate of the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He understands the life-changing impact education can have on students and their families. His focus for the last two decades has been on providing quality education opportunities for students regardless of economic or geographic circumstances.

A native of Independence, Missouri, Elliott met his wife Chrissa while working at the Chicago Tribune. They have three kids who are all currently in college. They also have three dogs, two donkeys, and a couple of cats.

EM Spotlight on Jeffrey A. Elliott: Education Thought Leader