COO of Goddard Systems, Inc. Elected to the Board of Partnership for 21st Century Skills

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Dzana Homan, chief operating officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor for The Goddard School®, has been elected to the board of Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) and appointed treasurer for the coming academic year.

Dzana Homan, chief operating officer of Goddard Systems, Inc. (GSI), franchisor for The Goddard School®, has been elected to the board of Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) and appointed treasurer for the coming academic year.

P21 is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student by building partnerships among education, business, and community and government leaders. GSI became a national strategic council member of P21 in 2011 and is the first educational childcare center to join the partnership.

“It’s an honor to serve for an organization that closely aligns with my passion for instilling a lifelong love of learning in students of all ages,” said Homan. “Like The Goddard School, P21 focuses on providing today’s students with the self-confidence, creativity, cooperation and problem-solving tools needed for a successful future.”

Homan, an experienced franchise executive with a strong background in both education and business, will serve on P21’s board for the 2012-2013 academic year. She will collaborate with leaders from Cable in the Classroom, LEGO Education and Follett Software on P21’s newest initiatives: 21st Century Learning Exemplars and 21st Century Citizenship.

About The Goddard School®
At The Goddard School, children from six weeks to six years are encouraged to develop at their own pace in a nurturing environment supported by a team of dedicated teachers. With 380+ Goddard Schools in 35 states, the FLEX™ Learning Program, the foundation of The Goddard School’s AdvancED and Middle States accredited programs for exceptional early childhood education, reaches more than 45,000 students. The program enhances children's emotional, social, intellectual and physical development and provides the foundation for a lifelong love of learning. The Goddard School’s comprehensive play-based curriculum, developed with early childhood education experts, provides the optimal environment for each child's early educational development. To learn more about The Goddard School, please visit http://www.goddardschool.com.

About Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)
P21 is a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student. As the United States continues to compete in a global economy that demands innovation, P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the U.S. education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation). While leading districts and schools are already doing this, P21 advocates for local, state and federal policies that support this approach for every school.

P21 Strategic Council Members
Apple Inc., Cable in the Classroom, Cengage Learning, The College Board's Advanced Placement Program (AP), Crayola, EdLeader21, EF Education, Education Networks of America, Follett School and Library Group, Ford Motor Company Fund, Goddard Systems Inc., Intel Corporation, LEGO Education, , National Education Association, Pearson Foundation, Project Management Institute Educational Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, VIF International Education and Wireless Generation.

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