“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”
- Benjamin Franklin
I was first introduced to Collegiate Academies through my place of employment. Our company offered a summer internship to a high school student from Collegiate Academies. This student was placed under my direct supervision and a relationship developed. After working with the student over the course
of the summer, I was extremely impressed with his capabilities and work ethic. I became more interested in the school and its activities. I received an invitation to tour the campus and speak with staff regarding the charter school and its current education initiatives.
Why did you say yes when asked to serve?
I wanted to make a difference in children’s lives and assist with the challenges that our youth face in today’s society. Additionally, I thought that my business and financial background could contribute to the continued development of Collegiate Academies.
What was compelling about the opportunity?
Public education has long been a challenge in our community. The opportunity to work with a high performing open enrollment school is compelling, because the overall goal of education reform is to ensure every child has access to a good education. Working with an organization whose goal is to demonstrate the possibility of a high performance open enrollment school and replicate the model to create access for all students will ensure opportunity for our youth and growth for our community.