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.

Districts 1-6, Central and Non-Public
District 19 (K-5, 6-8)

Phone: (917) 553-7877
Email: [email protected]

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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.

Districts 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (K-12)
Districts 14, 15 (K-5; 6-8)

Phone: (917) 612-4354
Email: [email protected]

Account Representatives

For all other districts and Long Island please phone us at 800.350.7180 or email us at [email protected]

Darnell Bent

Darnell Bent

ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

Districts 13, 16, 17, 18, 23 (K-12)
Districts 14, 15 (6-12; 9-12)
District 19 (9-12)

Phone: (718) 598-3950
Email: [email protected]

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Jason Seely

ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE

Districts 20-22  and 24-32

Phone: (917) 617-0048
Email: [email protected]

Sales Support

Amy McCarthy

MANAGER OF SALES SUPPORT

Phone: (212) 371-9199 x7191
Email: [email protected]

Annie Lee

MANAGER OF SPECIAL PROJECTS

Phone: (212) 371-9199 x7197
Email: [email protected]