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Jan Dierkes Joins EmpowerU as Vice President of Sales

by PRP Group, on 06/12/2023

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Dierkes Will Lead Company Expansion to Meet Surging Demand for Data-Driven Mental Health Support in K-12 Schools

[Minneapolis] May 22, 2023 – EmpowerU, a leading provider of evidence-based programs that improve student motivation, behaviors, and mental health, announced that Jan Dierkes has joined the company as vice president of sales. 

With extensive experience in multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), Dierkes will play a crucial role in helping EmpowerU continue to meet the urgent need for student-centered resilience programs and interventions in K-12 districts across the United States.

“Jan’s deep industry knowledge of MTSS aligns perfectly with our mission of providing tiered-support programs that help students overcome non-academic barriers to their success,” stated EmpowerU’s CEO, Katie Dorn.

With Dierkes joining the team, EmpowerU is well-positioned to expand its reach and impact within the education community. EmpowerU's evidence-based programs are designed to address the unique challenges faced by students, going beyond academics to tackle non-academic barriers. 

Through its comprehensive approach, EmpowerU provides educators with the necessary tools and strategies to deliver targeted support to students struggling with issues such as social-emotional well-being, mental health and behavioral challenges, and other obstacles to achievement. 

Dorn shared the strategic importance of this hire: “Jan’s expertise will contribute significantly to EmpowerU’s consultative approach to help schools deliver turnkey interventions and programs with care and effectiveness at all their tiers of support.” 

About EmpowerU 

EmpowerU is a leading provider of evidence-based programs that support students facing non-academic barriers to success. Through their comprehensive approach, EmpowerU equips educators with the necessary tools and strategies to deliver targeted interventions and empower students to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential. With a commitment to data-driven decision-making and a focus on delivering care alongside evidence-based practices, EmpowerU is dedicated to transforming student outcomes.  Learn more at

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