Stuart Udell


  • College readiness
  • Character education
  • Instructional tools
  • Reading and literacy
  • Achievement gap
  • Blended learning
  • Classroom technology
  • Education technology
  • Personalized learning

Stuart Udell is the CEO of Achieve3000. Previously, he served as CEO of K12 Inc., the nation’s largest operator of virtual schools. Prior to K12inc., he served as Executive Chairman and CEO of Catapult Learning, a school operator and provider of Title I instructional services. Udell served as CEO of Penn Foster, a global leader in high school and career-focused online learning. He spent the 11 years prior at Kaplan, most recently as president of Kaplan K12 Learning Services, where he built the K-12 school division. Stuart also served as president of the School Renaissance Institute, a division of Renaissance Learning, and years later joined the company’s board of directors. Stuart has spent the last 16 years on the board of the National Dropout Prevention Center. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Successful Practices Network, the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning, USATestPrep, and Ventris Learning. He received the Education Warrior Award from the I Have a Dream Foundation. Stuart holds an MBA from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University.