Dedicated to addressing the unequal distribution of highly-effective teachers

Robert Wood

Executive Director

University of North Florida, Dean of Continuing Education, 2006-2015
Central Carolina Technical College, Dean of Continuing Education, 2000-2006
Robert Wood & Associates, President, 1983-2006
Piedmont Technical College, Director of Continuing Education, 1976-1983
University of Georgia, DPA, ABD, Public Administration, 1979
Purdue University, MPA, Public Affairs, 1975
Indiana University Bloomington, BA, Political Science, 1972

Michael Stewart

Board Member Chair

Communities in Schools
(Dropout Prevention Program)
Director of External Affairs,
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
President of Florida Airports Council

Stephen R. Wise, Ed. D.,

Foundation Advisor

Florida State Senator (District 5)
elected 2001, term limited – 11-6-2012)
Chair, FL Senate Education Appropriations Committee
Chair, FL Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee
FL Senate Budget Subcomm. on Higher Ed. Appropriations
FL State Representative (1988-2000)
VP, FL State College at Jacksonville (1970-1993)
Ed.D, University of Alabama, 1970
Teacher, Brevard and Polk Counties (1963-1968)

Donald M. Loop

Foundation Chair

Betz Laboratories, VP Sales, EVP, President, 1965-95, Philadelphia, PA
ECC Intl., VP Reg. Dir., Western U.S. & Canada 1995-2000, Orlando, FL Stewards of the St. Johns, Executive Dir., 2000-2007, Jacksonville, FL
Teaching and Learning Foundation, Chair, 2007 – present

Matt Phillips

Chief Advancement Director (CA)

JD, University of California, Hastings School of Law, San Francisco
BA, Michigan State University
Past Experience:
Foundation Director, U.S. and Canadian Academy of Pathology
Director, National Association for Community Mediation
Executive Director, Volunteers of America, Western Washington
Executive Director, Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, CA


Susanne Kohl-Parker

Director of Advancement (DC Area)

Washington National Cathedral, Development Officer, 2015-16
Consultant – fund and board development, 2003-present
Circle of Angels Initiative, Inc., VP Outreach, 2014-15
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, 2013-14
The River School, Washington, DC, 2007-13
Epilepsy Foundation, Landover, MD, 2005-07



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