Welcome to my 2011 Cincinnati Board of Education candidate website.
It shouldn't come as any surprise my Nine Point Plan for Accelerated Academic Achievement has attracted support from former White House Cabinet Secretary and two-time Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and former U.S. Republican Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings over the past several years.
In fact, the Cincinnati Enquirer mirrored my Plan in their Editorials ("CPS Teachers Contracts", October 25, 2009) and Opinions (August 18, 20, 2010). To learn how this Plan engages K-12 school children and increases academic achievement, read my Cincinnati Enquirer Guest Columns "Education's Best Weapon: Generation Y" (March 2, 2011) and "Students Are Demanding Real-World Learning" (April 29, 2011). I have bipartisan endorsements at the federal, state and regional levels because everyone agrees healthy education systems provide thriving communities!
Listen to my WKRC-TV "Newsmakers" September 11, 2011 interview or view my recent ICRC cable television interview to hear about ways innovation creates new opportunities for students, teachers and parents.
Called an "edupreneur" by the Cincinnati Enquirer (May 13, 2011) and Cincinnati Magazine ("Making the Grade" June 2011) , I offer experience as a committed "skin in the game" public school parent, business executive, university faculty and nonprofit CEO of Partnership for Innovation in Education, a nonpartisan corporation facilitating educational innovation throughout the world. In the "catbird" seat, I meet innovative leaders who provide dynamic education strategies that spark economic development and offer high value career options to our youngest generations. In collaboration with the other Board Members, I want to help serve as a catalyst enabling schools to serve as "engines of growth" in our communities.
Although I am a native of Pennsylvania, I've lived in Cincinnati for the past 20 years. With a career that has taken me all over the world, I have authored textbooks on business entrepreneurship, and practiced education and policy implementation at Harvard Business School, the State Department and the US Senate. As a public school graduate myself, I have successfully used my fiscal and business strengths to help define education quality as revenue efficiencies and academic achievement gain importance as key benchmarks.
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See you in the neighborhood,