Press Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 (Chandler, AZ) – Odysseyware®, a leading provider of rigorous and customizable online courses for K-12 education, has named Eileen Shihadeh senior vice president, overseeing all marketing initiatives for the company.

"We are excited to have a marketing leader with such a strong passion for education join our senior leadership team," said Beth TeGrotenhuis, CEO of Odysseyware and its parent company, Glynlyon. "Having started her career as a classroom teacher, Eileen continues to bring that commitment of helping students to her work, and to her team, every day. Her experience in shaping market and product positioning of several leading education organizations will be invaluable as we continue to evaluate and deliver on new ways to help educators impact the student learning experience."

Shihadeh brings nearly two decades of successful marketing leadership experience in the K-12 education space. She most recently served on the executive teams for Compass Learning, BARBRI and eInstruction and spent several years in marketing leadership and educational content roles for Texas Instruments’ Education Division and Harcourt.

"I am honored to be joining Odysseyware as senior vice president of marketing during this exciting time in the industry, and for the company," said Shihadeh. "Odysseyware is a recognized leader in developing flexible online courseware to meet a diverse set of student needs, and I look forward to building on this success to support even more educators throughout the country in their ongoing mission of helping students achieve their highest learning potential."

Shihadeh recently completed her term as Board member for the SIIA Education division and remains active with several education-focused organizations. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the University of Austin, and pursued graduate studies in both mathematics and business.


Headquartered in Chandler, AZ, Odysseyware is an innovative, multimedia-enriched online curriculum. Odysseyware personalized instructional tools provide 21st-century educational solutions by offering the core subjects of math, English language arts, history, geography, and science along with enriching electives, CTE, placement testing, diagnostics, and professional development. To learn more, visit or call (877) 795-8904.

Press Contact:
Elaine Joseph
Odysseyware/Stanton Communications
(202) 851-2475