Meet the Team

Sussman Education was founded in 1971 by Joe and Elaine Sussman. Their sons Ron and Steve Sussman took over the business and launched Lightswitch Learning in 2012. Sussman Education and Lightswitch Learning strive to apply a consultative approach to the needs of clients, always supplying the most competitive pricing possible.

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Ron Sussman

PRESIDENT OF SALES

Ron is the President of Sales and has been a leader in K-12 digital and print distribution in New York City schools for over 20 years. In 2011 he helped launch Lightswitch Learning, the national K-12 publishing organization that has recently published several best-sellers in the parent engagement arena. Ron is Board Chair of Books For Kids, an organization that promotes literacy among all children with a special emphasis on low-income and at-risk preschool-aged children. Mr. Sussman graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and currently lives in New York City.

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Steve Sussman

PRESIDENT OF CURRICULUM

Steve is the President of the Curriculum Division for Sussman Education Company, a leader in K-12 digital and print sales distribution that has served New York City schools for over 40 years. In 2011 he helped launch Lightswitch Learning, a national K-12 sales organization that has recently published several best-sellers in the parent engagement arena. For almost 20 years, Steve has collaborated with various educational leaders in New York City and beyond conducting market research to inform the design of supplemental programs that meet the demands of education policy, and evaluating thousands of educational solutions to bring the newest and best to schools across the country.

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Gina Sluss

VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

Gina has been in educational publishing for longer than she cares to admit, beginning as a sales person in Michigan for Prentice Hall. Over the years she rose through the ranks of sales and marketing at Pearson Education and became an ever stronger advocate for education and its power to transform. At Sussman, Gina leads a terrific sales team across the US to bring the best programs and strategies to teachers, students and families everywhere. Outside of work, Gina is devoted to her family, volunteering, and warm weather.

Account Representatives

For all other districts and Long Island please phone us at 800.350.7180 or email us at info@Lightswitchlearning.com.

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Eric Gorenstein

SALES REP

Districts: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14
Phone: (917) 763-4993
Email: eric@sussmaneducation.com

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Jason Seely

SALES REP

Districts: 20, 21, 22 (Grades 6-8 Schools)
24, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32
Phone: (917) 617-0048
Email: jason@sussmaneducation.com

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Stephen Mailer

SALES REP

Districts: 17, 22 (Grades K-5 Schools),
23, 25, 26, 29
Phone: (917) 992-2155
Email: smailer@sussmaneducation.com

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Awilda Mercedes

SALES REP

High Schools in the Bronx & Manhattan
K-8 Schools in Districts 13, 15, 16, 18
Phone: (917) 913-9074
Email: awilda@sussmaneducation.com

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Vianney DeLeon

SALES REP

Districts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Schools in the Lower Hudson Valley
Phone: (917) 565-6455
Email: vianney@sussmaneducation.com