Brought administrative spending down from 7.2% to 4.1%.
Increased classroom spending to 64%
Reduced the size of central office
Increased Teacher and Principal autonomy
Launched a CRCT remediation plan to help EVERY student who was impacted by the cheating scandal (100% of the 2016 cohort graduated on time)
Uncovered and cleaned up years of administrative mismanagement—including a widespread cheating scandal
Led the board to unanimously adopt a $23.5 million turnaround plan designed to improve education in our lowest performing schools.
Recruited a world-class superintendent
Led the campaign to ensure an additional $546 million for school construction, renovations and IT upgrades.
Negotiated a new contract Between APS, the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Beltline. Protecting a $3 billion economic development project and, most importantly, guaranteeing $100 million in new revenue for Atlanta’s students.
Coached the BEST Academy Middle School Football Team to 4 playoff appearances, a division championship and a trip to the Georgia Dome.
Since becoming Chairman, APS has also…
Has raised almost $42 million dollars
Partnered with Achieve Atlanta on a $20 million effort to remove the academic and financial barriers for APS students to attend college
Created the APS Scholars program at Georgia Tech. Under this unique partnership, EVERY VALEDICTORIAN and SALUDATORIAN from APS receives a FULL RIDE to attend Georgia Tech.
Launched new APS School Resource officer program to prevent kids from dropping out of school and into the prison pipeline