2013 – Education Pioneers Growth Strategy
In 2013, the Challenge partner was Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit that attracts, prepares, and connects top leaders and managers to accelerate excellence in education. The Challenge focused on strategies to create a better pipeline of leaders into the education space with a focus on bringing talent to the City of Detroit.
Scott Morgan, CEO and Founder, served as a judge and keynote speaker for the Challenge. Additionally, an Education Leaders Forum and Awards program closed the competition with special guests addressing an overall question:
- How do we attract top education leaders and managers to Detroit?
Scott Morgan – Founder & CEO, Education Pioneers
Dan Varner – CEO, Excellent Schools Detroit
Kendra Hearn – Asst. Professor, U-M School of Education
Lesley Redwine – CEO & Superintendent, New Urban Learning
Rishi Moudgil – Center’s Managing Director (moderator)
The top $2,500 prize went to team Focus Education: Nellie Tsai (MBA/MA ’13), Lauren Sheram (MPP ’14), Vinita Vishwanarayan (MBA ’13), and Stefana Vutova (MBA ’13).