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Michael Levine Moves Up at Sesame Workshop


Sesame Workshop has elevated Michael Levine to chief knowledge officer, a newly created position at the company.

Levine will lead initiatives to enhance staff learning and professional development, while cultivating new and existing relationships with educational partners, policymakers and more. He will collaborate with the executive team to develop and deliver programs across all divisions and functional areas.

In addition, Levine will serve as Sesame’s strategic leader for public policy matters.

Previously, Levine was founding executive director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. Earlier in his career, he was VP of new media and executive director of education for Asia Society.

“To remain an educational industry leader, we must stay abreast of cutting-edge knowledge, trends and developments in children’s learning, technology and educational media,” said Jeffrey D. Dunn, the CEO of Sesame Workshop. “Building on Michael’s track record at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and as a longtime valued member of the Workshop’s leadership team, I believe he will be a dynamic thought leader, a partnership builder and an invaluable resource for knowledge exchange.”

“I am delighted to serve Sesame Workshop in this exciting new role,” added Levine. “As a field leader in early learning and child development for almost 50 years, we have a great responsibility and unique opportunity to help all kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Going forward, the Workshop’s global impact depends on constant experimentation and learning as we apply the new frontiers of knowledge and innovative practices to our work.”

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