RAFT Prepares for New Leadership

Grainger Marburg, CEO, Resigns

SAN JOSE, CA, March 09, 2017 — The Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) Board of Directors announced that Grainger Marburg is resigning from his position as CEO effective April 14, 2017.

During his tenure, he has successfully led RAFT in fulfilling its mission of helping educators to transform a child’s learning experience through hands-on education to inspire the joy and discovery of learning. Under his leadership, RAFT has implemented a strong strategic vision and has established itself as an innovator in education.

Mr. Marburg has successfully laid the foundation for future growth with an enhanced portfolio of products and services for educators. He is leaving behind a legacy of launching the Makerspace Education Initiative at RAFT that provides high-needs schools with hands on learning materials and professional development, and other wrap around services.

After leading non-profit organizations for 12 consecutive years, Mr. Marburg has decided to take a sabbatical, after which he will be pursuing new opportunities to leverage his visionary leadership skills and passion for education. Mr. Marburg will be working with the RAFT Board of Directors to smoothly transition his responsibilities to an Interim CEO who will be named in the next few weeks.

“It has been a great honor to lead RAFT into its next phase of serving the needs of the education community in the capacity of CEO,” said Grainger Marburg, CEO of RAFT. “The Board of Directors thanks Mr. Marburg for his visionary leadership and strong contributions to RAFT. We wish Mr. Marburg great success in his future endeavors,” said Christine Martino, Chairman of the Board of RAFT.

About RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching

RAFT – Resource Area For Teaching is a non-profit, which helps educators transform a child’s learning experience through hands on education to one that inspires the joy and discovery of learning. Founded in 1994, RAFT focuses on providing educators of all types – classroom teachers, after school educators, home-school educators, scout leaders, early care and education professionals – with effective, engaging, affordable hands-on learning resources aligned to national curriculum standards. RAFT, believes the best way to spark a love of learning for the next generation of thinkers, innovators, problem-solvers, and creators is through hands-on learning. RAFT supports some 7,000 educators in enriching and improving the education of more than 500,000 students every year.