Robin Hunt, Scholastic Education’s publisher, is stepping down and leaving the company at the end of the month to focus on his health.
Hunt began his career at Scholastic Education 17 years ago as a commissioning editor and since 2006 he has run the Education Publishing team as publishing director. During his time at Scholastic he has been “instrumental in driving Scholastic’s growth in the home learning market”, the company said.
His contribution to the business includes publishing the bestselling series 100 Lessons as well as the National Curriculum Practice workbook series and a successful launch into the 11+ market. He has also been a longstanding trustee of the Publishing Training Centre.
Catherine Bell, Scholastic co-group managing director, said: “Robin’s colleagues have benefited immensely from his in-depth knowledge of the curriculum and his enthusiasm for helping teachers and parents access the right information to further children’s learning. It has been a real privilege to work with Robin over the years; he is an outstanding colleague and great fun to be around. We wish Robin all the very best and look forward to working together in a new way from here.”