In his latest Huffington Post blog, Scott Morgan tells the story of Kristin Groos Richmond, a former investment banker who went on to co-found Revolution Foods. Determined to transform how American kids eat at school, Revolution Foods has already served more than 50 million healthy meals since its founding in 2005. This year it is serving one million healthy meals a week to students in almost 1,000 schools across the country.
An Education Pioneers Alumna, Kristin serves as the organization's CEO, and has overseen the company's rapid growth throughout northern and southern California, Colorado, the Mid-Atlantic, New York, New Jersey, Louisiana and Texas.
As Scott Writes:
"At Education Pioneers, we invest in leaders like Kristin, an alumna, because they embody our organization's founding belief that talented leaders and managers can scale successful solutions for the education sector to impact millions of children nationwide."
Scott proceeds to share highlights from The Invisible Lever: A Profile of Leadership and Management Talent in Education. Released today, The Invisible Lever reveals three key findings from a survey sent to EP's more than 1600 alumni:
- Finding 1: A new wave of managers and leaders is stepping forward to address the significant need for skilled managerial talent in public education – but many more are still needed.
- Finding 2: Although running excellent school systems and education organizations is incredibly challenging, the sector offers significant management opportunities in general and for leaders of color.
- Finding 3: More than ever, education leaders and managers must have sharp analytical skills so they can work effectively with both business and student outcomes data to make important strategic, operational and instructional decisions.
Read the full article on The Huffington Post