Chet D. Linton is president and chief executive officer of School Improvement Network, a global force in improving effectiveness and professional development for educators, administrators, and businesses. Chet’s leadership, vision, technology insight, and operational expertise have propelled School Improvement Network’s mission-based culture of 100% of students becoming ready for college, career and life through technology and innovation, into a thriving business with more than 50% growth year-over-year since 2006.
Chet serves as the chairman of the Utah Technology Council, and in 2013 was appointed by Utah Governor Gary Herbert to the governor’s Vision and Mission Committee. He has served on boards and advisory boards for Cerberian Corporation, Broadband University, TeachStream, Inc., and the Video Journal of Education. He was named the Utah region’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Technology, and Utah Technology Council Trustee of the Year. Under his direction, School Improvement Network has been named a Utah Fast 50 award winner for multiple years, a Utah 100 award winner for several consecutive years, a Utah Best of State Educational Institution or Service, and one of the Best Companies to Work For by Utah Business Magazine. He currently sits on the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year National Alumni Board.
Chet is a recognized keynote presenter and has been invited to share his expertise in international, national, and local forums, including Partners in Learning Global Forum (Prague), ASU/GSV Education Innovation Summit, and the Chief Council of State School Officers Conference, and has contributed as an education expert in national media including MSNBC, FOX, USA Today, CNN, and the Huffington Post.
Under Chet’s leadership, School Improvement Network has more than one million educators engaged in improving their effectiveness and impacting student achievement in more than 20,000 schools around the world. According to an independent research firm, the on-demand professional learning platform Chet pioneered has been instrumental in increasing student achievement by an average of 18% a year.
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