Jessie Woolley-Wilson. (DreamBox Photo)

Jessie Woolley-Wilson, president and CEO of DreamBox Learning, is stepping away from day-to-day duties at the Seattle-area edtech company following the completion of its acquisition to Discovery Education.

Woolley-Wilson, who started at DreamBox in 2010, will join the board of Discovery.

Founded in 2006, DreamBox sells education technology software to K-12 schools The company supports 6 million students and 600,000 educators.

Terms of the acquisition to Discovery, announced in August, were not disclosed.

Woolley-Wilson previously held leadership roles with Blackboard’s K–12 Group; LeapFrog SchoolHouse; the College Board; and test-prep company Kaplan.

Other key personnel changes across the Pacific Northwest tech industry:

  • Reilly Devine, director of sales at Outreach, joined Seattle-based workforce collaboration software maker Zuper as sales director.
  • Seattle biotech company Atoosa Therapeutics named Heather Rees as its principal financial and accounting officer. Rees was the company’s controller from 2017 to 2021. She replaces executive vice president and CFO Greg Weaver, who resigned.
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center announced that Dr. Lawrence Fong will join the Seattle-based research institution as scientific director of the Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center, effective July 1. Fong is a longtime professor at the University of California San Francisco and leads its Cancer Immunotherapy Program, which he founded.
  • Connor Folley, co-founder of Seattle e-commerce startup Downstream, left Jungle Scout, which acquired Downstream in 2021.
  • Seattle mental health startup Heard made three new hires: Donato Perconti as head of engineering; Chelsea Habermas as head of central operations; and Melanie Hahn as head of growth marketing.
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