Kajeet® Welcomes Charles Askew as Northeast Regional Director, Education Division


Askew, an authority in the education industry, will lead business development and sales efforts for products and services including the Kajeet SmartSpot™.

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 15, 2013: Kajeet®, the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, is pleased to welcome Charles Askew as Northeast Regional Director to accelerate the company’s presence and growth in the education marketplace.

“I’ve been excited watching Kajeet expand into the education industry, first with its Sentinel® platform and more recently with the launch of the Kajeet SmartSpot™. These innovative products are not only key to equipping children with the tools they need to be successful in the modern classroom environment, but align perfectly with my background in addressing the challenges students face in today’s educational process. I’m thrilled to become a part of Kajeet and to bring these leading-edge services to school districts across the region,” Askew said.

A veteran in the education industry, Askew will leverage his years of experience to introduce schools to the Kajeet SmartSpot™ and enable as many students as possible to have affordable, filtered, off-campus Internet connectivity.

“We’re delighted that Charles is now part of the Kajeet team. His experience as a leader both in and out the classroom gives him a unique perspective on the needs of students and the struggles schools face as technology continues to advance. We know that Charles will have an immediate impact on our efforts to bridge the broadband access gap,” said Andy Greig, Senior Vice President, Business Development and Sales.

Before joining Kajeet, Askew served as Northeast Regional Manager for Highpoints Learning, Inc., a publisher of a proprietary online math curriculum. Prior to his tenure at Highpoints, Askew practiced special education advocacy in the DC metropolitan area for the law firm of Murrell and Brown. He began his career with positions as a teacher, administrator and community involvement specialist in Montgomery County Public Schools. Askew holds a BS degree from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed his graduate studies at both Johns Hopkins University and Bowie State University.

Kajeet makes staying connected at home or in school safe, secure and affordable. The only wireless service platform that provides Internet-filtered 3G and 4G LTE Android™ devices, cost-effective and CIPA compliant mobile broadband, walleting functionality and GPS location technology, Kajeet enables communication and learning between kids and parents in a safe setting. The new Kajeet SmartSpot™ allows schools to provide economical, filtered Internet access outside of the classroom, with zero waste and no overage charges. For more information, please visit us at http://www.kajeet.com or http://www.kajeet.com/education.

About Kajeet

Kajeet is the only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education. Founded in 2003, Kajeet is the creator of the award-winning smart phone for kids®, the Global Mobile Award nominated Sentinel® and the Kajeet SmartSpot™ digital divide solution for inexpensive, 1:1 off-campus Internet connectivity.

Kajeet enables safe, affordable mobile device use at home and in the classroom with patented policy controls and education services designed to bridge the broadband access gap. Parents and educators count on Kajeet to empower kids with the technology they need to stay connected to friends and family, as well as engaged in the modern, 24/7 education environment. For more information, please visit us at http://www.kajeet.com/education.

Kajeet products and services are protected by U.S. Patent Numbers 7,881,697, 7,899,438, 7,945,238, 8,078,140 and 8,285,249. Other patents are pending.

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