Chairman and CEO
School Specialty Science
Joseph E. Elliott joined School Specialty Science as President in September of 2005. This newly created division of School Specialty, Inc. includes Delta Education, CPO Science, Neo/SCI, and Frey Scientific. Joe has been with School Specialty as President of Frey Scientific/Brodhead Garrett since January of 2005.
Joe has an extensive background including high-level general management, sales and marketing management, finance, operations, and product development experience in the education industry. Throughout his 30+ year professional career, Joe has been employed by a number of organizations including ACI Films, Films Incorporated, Coronet/MTI Film and Video (as President), and Encyclopedia Britannica (EB) where he was President of their Educational Division. At EB, he was instrumental in growing the hands-on science curriculum business (FOSS) from development to $12 million in revenue in two years. Most recently, Joe worked for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, a non-profit provider of professional development/curriculum development tools for K-12 teachers and administrators and post-secondary teacher training.
Joe and his wife, Paula, live in Hollis, NH. They have been married for 35 years, and have two adult daughters. The elder is a Principal and the younger is a Vice President with an ad agency, both in the Chicago area. Joe has run in 22 marathons and enjoys backpacking.