CEO, PINELLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION, LARGO
The Pinellas Education Foundation is a non-profit organization aimed at advancing high-quality public education and student achievement. It is best known for its Enterprise Village and Finance Park, teaching students about free enterprise and personal finance skills. Take Stock in Children was also started at the foundation and spun out to be a statewide non-profit. The foundation has been recognized consistently as one of the best K-12 public school foundations in the United States.
|EDUCATION||University of South Florida (BA), Harvard (EdM), University of Florida (Ph.D.)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||When I was in high school, I went to the Junior Olympics for tae kwon do.|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||Society and the state will not thrive if we don’t find solutions to advance prosperity for more Floridians. We need to expand school readiness and quality early childhood education; support teachers and principals to close achievement gaps for underserved students; and strengthen access and attainment in higher education.|