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Empowering educators and leaders across K-12 and higher ed

We believe that education has the power to transform lives — and our solutions can help cultivate and sustain that transformation.

Broad reach.
Integrated solutions.
Improved outcomes.

Scholarus Learning was formed in 2022 through several strategic mergers of successful educational companies who share the same vision for education:

  • Education Elements collaborates with districts to build and support dynamic school systems that meet the needs of every learner, today and tomorrow.

  • PLC Associates supports schools in achieving outstanding outcomes and building capacity in a systems approach that leads to sustained results.

  • Tripod Education works with states, districts, and schools to gather, organize, and report on the perspectives of students, teachers, and families.

  • XanEdu increases student engagement and enhances learning outcomes by delivering innovative solutions across K-12 and higher education.

Together, we collaborate to build efficiencies and offer a broad suite of products and services for the education community.

Our educators, leaders, and subject matter experts take a customized approach to each project. Whether it’s leadership development, school strategy and design, surveys, or custom curriculum materials, we deliver solutions that align with each client’s unique challenges and goals.

Meet the experts who drive our success


Chad Bonney

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Kim

Chief Learning Officer

Tom Stevens

Chief Financial Officer

Brett Costello

Chief Business Development Officer

Marc Steinberg

Chief Technology Officer

Shelby McIntosh

Senior Vice President, K12 Sales

John Carroll

Vice President & General Manager, K-12 Curriculum Services

Sharon Norris

Vice President, Human Resources

Kevin Woodman

Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Production

Joyce Mueller

Vice President, Marketing

Byron Adams

Vice President, Tripod

Jeff Shelstad

Vice President & General Manager, Higher Education

Penny Ciaburri

Vice President & General Manager, PLC Associates

The Scholarus Learning commitment to
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We believe that cultivating and maintaining an inclusive work environment where every individual can be themselves is essential to engaging in rigorous work with our educational partners.

In order to achieve this goal we commit to:

  • Fostering supportive environments that encourage, respect and celebrate the diversity of our team and communities we serve. We are committed to working with our educational partners to bring these environments to fruition for the students and communities they serve.

  • Creating a workplace culture where everyone feels a sense of connection, visibility, psychological safety, and belonging.
  • Continuous discourse and reflection on our own experiences, biases, and mindsets and the impact of such so that we can achieve our organizations goals together and make the most impact with the educational communities that we serve.

  • Actively working to identify inequities in our organizational system and to continually adapt and learn to improve our own organizational systems that increase equity for everyone in the company.

  • Providing equal employment and advancement opportunities for all without regard to race, gender, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.
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Scholarus in the news

Discover how Scholarus Learning companies are making a difference across the educational spectrum.

Open RN and XanEdu announce the release of Nursing Assistant in both low-cost print and free digital textbook formats

Scholarus Learning announces appointment of Byron Adams to lead Tripod business unit

Association of Latino Administrators & Superintendents (ALAS) & Ed Elements Partnership