Ashley Andersen Zantop is Chief Operating Officer at Cambium LearningGroup, the education essentials company providing award-winning education technology and services for PreK-12.
Ashley has devoted her career to closing the opportunity gap and creating positive outcomes in education through the power of social enterprise and innovation. At Cambium, Ashley leads and serves curriculum, supplemental instruction, professional learning and assessment portfolio businesses, business enablement operations, M&A, and integrations.
Before joining Cambium, she served in C-suite executive roles in startups, JVs and mature businesses including GreaterGood, Capstone, and Trudy Corporation. She began her career in the classroom as an elementary school teacher and collegiate coach.
She serves on the SIIA’s government affairs council and has served on the board of directors and executive committee for the SIIA's education division and co-chaired the DE&I Committee. She is the co-founder and former co-president of the Fairfield University MFA Alumni Association and the author of NowWhat? The Creative Writer’s Guide to Success After the MFA.
Ashley earned A.B.s in education and English literature from the University of Michigan and an MFA in creative writing fromFairfield University. She holds certificates in Media Strategy from HarvardBusiness School, Executive Function in the Classroom from the Harvard GraduateSchool of Education, and Design Thinking instruction from Ideo U.