Education

JOHN KIRTLEY

VOLUNTEER CHAIRMAN, STEP UP FOR STUDENTS, TAMPA

Kirtley runs Step Up For Students, the non-profit that administers five K-12 scholarship programs for the state. The programs serve 130,000 Florida students from families with annual incomes of roughly $30,000 for a household of four, and roughly 20,000 children with unique abilities. Step Up now employs about 200. Kirtley co-founded two private equity funds in Tampa. He has never accepted a salary for his work with Step Up.

EDUCATION University of Virginia (BS)
ACCOMPLISHMENT A recent study by the Urban League showed that Step Up students enrolled and completed college at higher rates than their public-school peers — at a time when achievement in the district schools was rapidly improving.
ADMIRES Miami Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. He is totally dedicated to the success of students, and he has created more choices for them than any other district in the state — over 100 magnet schools. It’s no wonder that Miami Dade is the best performing large urban district in the country.
READING Reincarnation Blues, by Michael Poore

Randy Avent

Florida Polytechnic University

ALEXANDER N. CARTWRIGHT

University of Central Florida

Alberto Carvalho

Miami-Dade County Public Schools

GARY CHARTRAND

Children's Movement

GRANT H. CORNWELL

ROLLINS COLLEGE

Tim Cost

Jacksonville University

Marshall Criser III

State University System

Julio Frenk

University of Miami

Kent Fuchs

University of Florida

BRENT GOLDMAN

XCEED PREPARATORY ACADEMY

Jonathan Hage

Charter Schools USA

Gregory Adam Haile

Broward College

George Hanbury

Nova Southeastern University

Garry Jones

Full Sail University

John Kelly

Florida Atlantic University

Anne Kerr

Florida Southern College

John Kirtley

Step Up for Students

Greg Marino

Kaplan North America

Andres Moreno

Open Education

Ava Parker

Palm Beach State College

MADELINE PUMARIEGA

Miami Dade College

Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University

MARTHA D. SAUNDERS

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Larry Thompson

Ringling College of Art and Design

Richard Weissman

The Learning Experience