Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Inspiring Curiosity Every Day

CIO VendorLinda K. Zecher, CEO
Currently, schools and communities are at varying stages of tech readiness, and while there is great promise in technology, the transition to digital-based learning will not be immediate. Some districts have been able to put a mobile device in the hands of each student, while others lack infrastructure and funding to build on-site computer labs. Simultaneously inspired by innovation and mindful of real-world challenges, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a global education company committed to lifelong learning, endeavors to make learning more dynamic, engaging and effective for all. HMH provides solutions for educators and students that align with the U.S. Common Core State Standards, and the Company’s quality content also supports increased rigor around STEM subjects and overall technology literacy in young people.


We see people as the driving force of change, and we believe that our solutions must be innovative and comprehensive, providing opportunities for professional development


As one of the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education content and solutions and longest-established publishing houses, HMH specializes in dynamic learning content for students, teachers, kids, parents and lifelong learners.
The Company provides interactive, results driven solutions that combine cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation for both the school and consumer markets. Steeped in more than 180 years of literary history and publishing excellence, the HMH Trade Publishing division also offers a celebrated catalogue of books and reference works for adults and children.

HMH is committed to providing educators with all of the resources they need to succeed in the classroom, including professional development materials, training and consulting to improve education outcomes.

“We know the promises fueled by technology are great, but we focus first on quality content and examined pedagogy. With this as our foundation, we then leverage digital tools and applications to improve the adaptive nature of instruction and the power of our content. We see people as the driving force of this change, and we believe that our solutions must be innovative and comprehensive, providing opportunities for professional development and recognizing the myriad needs of students and learning communities. We believe in a learning transformation that must accompany the digital transformation,” says Linda K. Zecher, CEO of HMH.

HMH’s growth strategies involve broadening their quality content and service offerings to meet the growing needs of an evolving educational landscape. The company will continue to enhance and grow relationships with existing customers while also reaching new audiences across different channels and markets, such as at-home online learning resources for families or adult learners. HMH will support school districts as they govern and implement digital learning environments and the Common Core State Standards, as well as provide best practice teacher trainings. The Company also aspires to grow its international presence and to continue to be a demonstrated, innovative industry leader.

Company
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Headquarters
Boston, MA

Management
Linda K. Zecher, CEO

Description
A global learning company and one of the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 educational content and solutions for students, parents, teachers and lifelong learners