Damian Creamer, Founder of FlipSwitch and Primavera Online High School, Joins Internet Marketing Association Executive Council
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Damian Creamer, founder of FlipSwitch and Primavera Online High School, has been named to the Executive Council of the Internet Marketing Association (IMA). Creamer is a visionary entrepreneur, thought leader and patent holder in online education, with expertise in the areas of non-profit, education, online education, curriculum, online software development, operations and marketing.
“We are extremely pleased to have an individual with Damian’s deep involvement at the intersection of technology and education join the IMA Executive Council,” said IMA Chairman Sinan Kanatsiz. “He will bring a highly valuable dimension to this group of industry leaders whose mandate is to help guide the world’s preeminent Internet marketing professional organization and stay on top of the Internet’s incredible impact in all facets of our lives.”
Creamer’s exceptional experience in online education encompasses the design, launch and operation of Primavera Online High School, now the largest high school in Arizona, as well as development of the FlipSwitch online learning platform that enables schools anywhere to implement and manage a successful online component to their existing classroom-based programs.
“IMA has built a very strong position as a unique resource for organizations of all kinds and individuals seeking to leverage the power of the Internet and technology,” said Creamer. “I’m very excited to join this highly distinguished council and have the opportunity to contribute a focus on transforming the education experience for teens around the world.”
Since opening its doors in 2001, Primavera Online High School has served thousands of 9-12 grade students. In 2011, Creamer oversaw the addition of Primavera Online Middle School, which serves 6-8 grades. Primavera is a fully accredited, tuition-free program that focuses on personalizing education for its students through a rigorous curriculum and an engaged support network of faculty and staff. The school serves many different student populations including those who are at-risk or dropouts, desire to accelerate their education to enter college sooner, need to catch up on courses to get back on track, are geographically distant from traditional schools, or prefer to learn from the security and comfort of their own homes.
Primavera has been a successful option for students because of its six-week blocks, highly qualified and certified teachers, and highly interactive virtual classroom environment. Primavera empowers students to build character skills like time management and responsibility, and encourages them to excel in their coursework through one-on-one contact with teachers and advisors to prepare them for future success.
The FlipSwitch platform enables schools to create, implement and manage a full range of online programs designed to meet their specific needs, including 100% online learning, blended learning, summer school and credit recovery options, complemented by a complete curriculum of core, elective and advanced placement classes.
The FlipSwitch technology is designed to accommodate a variety of learning styles, including group collaboration and extensive teacher-based instruction, in order to provide feedback, guidance and encouragement to every student, each step of the way. FlipSwitch partners with educational entities throughout the United States and is on the forefront of reengineering the American educational landscape.
For details on the Internet Marketing Association, visit www.imanetwork.org.
About the Internet Marketing Association
IMA is one of the fastest growing Internet marketing groups in the world, with more than 810,000 members in fields including sales, marketing, business ownership, programming and creative development. It provides a platform where proven Internet marketing strategies are demonstrated and shared to increase members’ value to their organizations. IMA is underwritten by corporate partners to provide an opportunity to learn, engage and define best practices without making a financial commitment. www.imanetwork.org
Rachel Reenders, KCOMM
SOURCE Primavera Online High School