Press Release Date: 
Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 (Chandler, AZ) – Odysseyware®, a leading provider of customizable online courses for K-12 education, today announced Glynlyon board member Matthew Given as Executive Vice President.

“We are pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Given to the executive team. Matthew is an exceptional professional that brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table from his time as a Glynlyon board member and career in the education sector,” said Beth TeGrotenhuis, CEO of Odysseyware and its parent company, Glynlyon. “Matthew will serve as an asset to the team as he believes in the mission and vision of Odysseyware and is passionate about moving the organization forward in new and exciting ways,” TeGrotenhuis continued.

Prior to joining Glynlyon, Given spent his nearly 20-year career in the education sector serving as a leader in a variety of roles at large education companies, including Kaplan Inc., Edison Learning and Catapult Learning. Given began his education career as a teacher in Kaplan’s test preparation division and quickly transitioned to management and leadership roles. His areas of focus include educational technology, virtual education and assessment.

“Odysseyware is a tremendous company in that it provides high vale and efficacy to its customers and serves as a leader in the fast paced education technology industry. I am honored to join the Odysseyware team, work side by side with brilliant colleagues, and continue to foster the development of students across the country with tools they need to achieve their goals in education,” said Given.

Given is experienced in press and public speaking engagements including congressional testimony on the reauthorization of important federal legislation and lectures on educational policy. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Psychology. Given currently lives in Atlanta with his wife and son.


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