Ripple Effects, Leader in Social Emotional Learning, has announced the new Chief

New Orleans – June 27, 2022 – Today, Ripple Effects, a leader in digital social emotional learning (SEL), mental health and behavior support, announced the appointment of John Ray-Kell as its new CEO. Ray-Kyle co-founder, Alice Ray, who will be chairman of the board.

Prior to joining Ripple Effects in 2019, Ray-Keil worked as CFO for BlueFoot Partners, an investment firm. He has over 20 years of experience building small companies and optimizing portfolio management. Ray-Keil has also served on the boards of numerous local youth and school organizations and is an advocate for the advancement of scalable solutions in the education market.

“With John’s deep experience and success in the financial sector and his commitment to providing the best digital content to help PreK-12 students gain social emotional support, he needs to be ranked as the uniquely right person to move the company forward,” said Ellis Ray, Ripple Effects Board Chair of Directors.

The Ripple Effects suite of PreK-12 digital programs provides a unique, multi-level support that enables both students and academics to develop the social and life skills needed to improve in an academic environment. Listed as a model dropout prevention program, Ripple Effects resources have been used by more than 400,000 students a year in more than 4,000 schools across 50 states.

“For 25 years, Alice Ray has not only led Ripple Effects, she has also helped create a market for social and emotional support for students,” said Ray-Kyle. “I am honored and humbled to be able to serve as the next CEO. As a market leader, I believe we are in a good position to measure and deliver superior solutions to schools that are working to give their students the mental health and emotional support they need to succeed in an increasingly complex world. ”

As president of the board of directors, Ray will now focus his energy on big picture strategies for the company.

For more information about Ripple Effects’ Suites for Students and Academics, visit and follow them on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

About the ripple effect

Founded in 1997 by child lawyer / media creator Alice Ray and technology inventor and producer Sarah Berg, Ripple Effects is a multi-award winning, social enterprise (WMBE) using emerging technology to prevent social trauma and improve school and life success for all. Dedicated to youth. The company PreK-12 provides trauma-aware, culturally responsive, personalized, evidence-based digital programs to provide social-emotional-behavioral support and training for students and staff. In 2022, its program, Ripple effects for teenagersNominated by CASEL as a committed program for social and psychological education, meeting or exceeding most of CASEL’s criteria for high-quality SEL programming.

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