Education

BRENT GOLDMAN

CEO, XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY, WESTON

Goldman founded and runs four private schools (in Weston, Coral Springs, Kendall and Daytona Beach) and plans to expand to 15 locations. He started his career as a social studies teacher and football coach in the Broward County Public School system before co-founding Sagemont School in 1996 and growing it to more than 800 students. In 2001, he was part of a group that founded the University of Miami Online High School (UMOHS), the first SACS-accredited online high school in the U.S.

EDUCATION William and Mary (BA),
Nova Southeastern University (MS, Ed.D.)
Alternate career? A football coach
FAVORITE VACATION Taking a bicycle tour of Israel with my 77-year-old father
PHILANTHROPY My son is a Make-a-Wish kid. Our family has been proud to “pay it forward” by sponsoring wishes for two additional kids.
FAVORITE ASPECT OF LEADERSHIP Making a difference in the lives of families and children. I have a team that has been with me in my various ventures over the past two decades who share my vision. We believe that it is possible to do good and do well.

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

STEVEN CURRALL

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

FEDRICK INGRAM

FLORIDA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan Higher Education

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Thad Seymour Jr.

University of Central Florida

Sandy Shugart

Valencia College

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

John Thrasher

Florida State University

Ronald Vaughn

University of Tampa