The past 15 years of my career have been focused on transformational work as a senior executive within small and medium-sized businesses and nonprofits; supplemented by a U. of SC MBA (concentration in Finance). Not a fan of the status quo in my professional and personal life. I grew up as an Army brat, living around the US and in Europe - which may have influenced my work life as my family and I have lived in DC, NJ, CA, Atlanta and Park City, UT prior to moving back "home" to Greenville five years ago. All of this has given me a broader perspective on differing cultures and keeping an open mind in new surroundings and circumstances.
CONNECTION TO THE NEXT SCHOOL:
I am the former COO of NEXT School Network.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REASONS FOR SERVING ON THE NEXT SCHOOL BOARD:
I love the i3 approach; allowing young people to be significant, regardless of age or ability. I have almost two years of intimate knowledge about NEXT School and about the SC Public Charter School District from my work at NEXT School. I'd like to give back to this nascent charter school that has so much to offer its communities, in order to see it move forward as a force within educational innovation that South Carolina desperately needs.