Our Mission

To create engaging learning experiences that inspire human hearts and profoundly impact millions of students as they become critically thinking, responsible decision makers.

About us

About us

Studies Weekly standards-based curriculum applies a Balanced Literacy approach to education. The combination of printed weekly units and web-based primary source media, audio reader and other features creates a high level of Student Engagement. Teacher-created lesson plans include rigorous and relevant assessment, word study, writing prompts, reading (modeled, shared, guided, and independent) and much more. Our products foster Critical Thinking Skills that help develop a new generation of Responsible Decision Makers.

Our products create engaging learning experiences that inspire human hearts and profoundly impact millions of students as they become critically thinking, responsible decision makers.

Leadership

Paul David Thompson
Founder, 32 Years An Educator, May 18, 1936 – July 4, 2013

Studies Weekly began in 1984 when fourth grade teacher Paul Thompson needed a state history textbook to use in his class. He decided to write his own state history textbook — in a weekly magazine format — and Studies Weekly was born.

Ed Rickers
Owner & CEO

With his background in business and a heartfelt desire to improve education, Mr. Rickers was in a unique position to change how students learn K-6 social studies and science.

Executive Team

Steve Rasmussen
Executive Vice President, Operations & Sales

Kevin Carter
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Kris Gillespie
Vice President, Chief Creative Officer

Troy Biggers
Director of Technology

Kim Mogilevsky
Vice President, Chief Product Officer

David Bagley
Vice President, Sales

Management Team

Landon Olson
Production / Operations Manager

AJ Pardilla
Marketing Manager

Dave Hall
Graphic Design Manager

Debbie Singson
Customer Relations Manager

Monica Sherwin
Editor-in-Chief

Sheldon Savage
State Curriculum Adoptions Manager

Nick VanWhy
Web Content Manager

Loki Mulholland
Video Manager

Dan Whiting
Customer Outreach Manager

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