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Special Learning, Inc. Names Dan Gorsky as Chief Operating Officer

Website: www.special-learning.com

Special Learning, Inc. announced today that Dan Gorsky has been named chief operating officer in order to achieve both short and long-term objectives for the company.

CHICAGO, IL – August 1, 2016 – Special Learning, Inc. announced today that Dan Gorsky has been named chief operating officer in order to achieve both short and long-term objectives for the company.
Mr. Gorsky will work closely with the Founder and CEO to maintain operational responsibility for the entire organization and his duties will include aligning and executing the vision, mission, strategy and tactical implementation of Special Learning’s Strategic Plan.  Mr. Gorksy will also collaborate in partnership with cross-functional department heads and external leaders to achieve the company’s growth and profit objectives.
DanGorsky Special Learning, Inc. Names Dan Gorsky as Chief Operating Officer
“We are very excited to have a very successful, highly respected corporate executive join our team of the talented and extraordinarily committed group at Special Learning,” said Karen Chung, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Special Learning. “Under Dan’s leadership, we will be able to accelerate our product development initiatives to rapidly bring to market exceptional training and educational solutions to inform, educate and empower the global Autism and special needs community worldwide.” 
Mr. Gorsky’s previous experience includes just over nineteen years at McDonald’s Corporation where his last position was senior vice president of the North American Supply Chain, managing a diverse $12 billion spend and corresponding vast supplier network.  Just prior to starting at Special Learning, Mr. Gorsky took the opportunity to find a way to give back, embarking on a two-year teaching assignment in which he taught and facilitated an Entrepreneurial Leadership class at his alma mater high school.  In this class student teams were formed and led through a rigorous year-long curriculum to start a viable business to solve a problem or innovate upon something already in the market, culminating in a competitive Pitch Night competition.
Mr. Gorsky holds a BA in Business-Economics from Benedictine University and completed coursework at Loyola University’s Graduate School of Education.
About Special Learning, Inc. 
Founded in 2010, Special Learning is a global network that provides training, assistive tools, and educational solutions to the autism and special needs community through its website, special-learning.com. The company is passionate about changing the lives of people with Autism and other special needs by helping teachers, parents, and service providers with exceptional resources based on clinically proven Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) principles and methodologies. ABA therapy provides a proven track record of results that more subjectively administered therapies cannot match.
Special Learning’s comprehensive line of teaching and training solutions include digital teaching kits, training webcasts, mobile apps, teaching supports, and virtual consulting services. They work to inform, educate and empower parents, teachers, and providers in implementing effective teaching and treatment practices. ‘Innovators of Autism’ is their latest project designed to support the Autism and special needs community.


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