Our firm, Charter School Specialists, Inc., has a firm grasp of
1) the expectations outlined by the U.S. Department of Education,
2) the common challenges states are facing in meeting Race to the Top requirements, and
3) what is working in the most responsive states.
Add this to our consultants’ superior foundation in education, finance, and management, and we add value to any state, LEA or Charter School which is looking for some extra help and advice in this dynamic environment. For more information, call us at 570-722-2922 or email our Chief Operating Officer Henry Westendarp at email@example.com
Cooper Westendarp, CEO and Co-Founder
In addition to his work at Charter School Specialists, Inc. and Racetotop.com, Cooper is the Founding Director of Finance and Operations for PAVE Academy Charter School, a high performing elementary school in Brooklyn, NY. Serving students at the heart of the school reform movement in New York City, Cooper has worked with nation’s most innovative and influential school reformers to eliminate the achievement gap between low and high income students. Cooper earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University, a Master of Arts in Teaching at Johns Hopkins University, and a Masters in Educational Leadership through the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. To learn more about Cooper’s bio and get a glimpse into the mission of a high performing charter school, please visit www.paveacademy.org
Contact Cooper at 917.803.0380 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Westendarp, COO and Co-Founder
A current business consultant and non-profit board member, Henry has started and led a prominent direct marketing company in the Southeast, and now numerous non-profit organizations. Henry has been at the forefront of Race to the Top from its inception and has worked with legislators, public officials, and school administrators to help them understand more about the grant’s complexities. His particular expertise is Fund Raising for a variety of non-profits, including charter schools, on both a paid and volunteer basis. A Wharton School graduate, executive, civic leader, fund-raiser, financial manager, data master, strategist - Henry’s entrepreneurial experience and network is broad and deep. His latest project…Race to the Top!
Contact Henry at 570.722.2922 or email@example.com