• Right At School Promotes Dr. Michele Wilkens to Chief Academic Officer

    Enrichment Provider Appoints CAO to Support Academic Strategy and Education Innovation

    CHICAGO, August 28, 2018 – Student enrichment provider Right At School announced the promotion of Michele Wilkens, Ed.D. to Chief Academic Officer. The announcement was made by Mark Rothschild, Ph.D., Founder & CEO of Right At School.

    “Dr. Wilkens’ education expertise and passion for our work with students is clear, and her ability to develop and communicate Right At School program benefits to superintendents, school boards and parents is exceptional,” said Rothschild. “Michele is passionate about the Right At School mission, and her forward-thinking approach will help us continue to grow across North America while having a major impact on the 25,000 students a day we currently serve.”

    Wilkens joined the Right At School team in 2014 as Director of Training and Development. Since then, Wilkens has spearheaded a nationally recognized blended training model, developed and published enrichment curriculum, and expanded Right At School’s program offerings from preschool through 8th grade. As Chief Academic Officer, Wilkens will be responsible for academic strategy, education innovation, and program development.

    Wilkens completed her Doctorate in Education with an emphasis on Organizational Change in Leadership through the University of Southern California. Her study on employee retention in after school care, the first international study of its kind, was nominated for USC Dissertation of the Year.  Wilkens serves on the Board of Directors for the National AfterSchool Association.

    Dr. Wilkens is part of Right At School’s incomparable leadership team:

    Dr. Mark Rothschild, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Adam Case, Chief Services Officer

    Pat Heibel, Chief Operating Officer

    Bryan Netzly, Chief Finance Officer

    About Right At School:

    Led by a mission to inspire a love of learning, support schools and give parents peace of mind, Right At School provides safe, engaging, and meaningful in-school and extracurricular programs that enrich the lives of students and enable schools to focus on their academic mission.  The Right At School mission fuels its passionate response to the ever-growing need for exceptional enrichment programs for children.  Since its 2011 inception in Chicago, Right At School has expanded its reach to serve over 25,000 students across the United States and Canada.  For more information, visit www.rightatschool.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


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    Erinn Jones



  • Dr. Michele Wilkens, Chief Academic Officer