Barbara Dreyer

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Barbara Dreyer was the co-founder, President, and CEO of the online K-12 education company, Connections Academy until she passed away in 2014.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Connections Academy is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and sits on its Education Task Force.

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Previously, Dreyer served as COO and co-founder of Ntercept Communications, an online market research company that also operated a site for political issues and was one of the top 500 web sites during 2000. According to her official biography, "Dreyer has held senior management positions in start-ups that were sold to Motorola, MailWell, Union Carbide and She was a Partner with New Enterprise Associates, one of the nation's premier venture capital firms."[2]

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  1. Connections Academy, "Management Team: In Memoriam," organizational website, accessed June 18, 2015.
  2. Management Team,"Connections Academy"

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