Type: Employees of Education Organizations
Why I'm interested in education: I believe education is the cornerstone to a healthy Democracy.
Community Relations Manager
Employment: From 2006 to 2009
Employer or School: Educate Online
Field Sales Consultant
Employment: From 2001 to 2006
Employer or School: Scholastic Book Fairs
What I want to change in education: Connectiveness and Relevancy.
I've found that the challenges we face in Education are best handled together. It's too easy for someone to have a solution to a situation and yet never connect with those who have a need for it. That has to change.
I feel that the low graduation rate and acheivement gap are exacerbated by the fact that students don't find what their schools are trying to teach them relevant to their lives. We need to realign the course of study to the needs of the 21st century. The challenge, as always, is to prepare the students for the future.