Todd D. Flaherty, Ed.D., to Present at Evans Newton Incorporated’s Spring 2012 Transformational Leadership College and Career Readiness Symposium

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Senior advisor to the National High School Center presents at conference to help administrators prepare students for college and careers.

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As educators, it is our responsibility to fulfill a promise to economically disadvantaged youth that the goal of college success is within their reach.

Evans Newton Incorporated (ENI) is proud to announce that Todd D. Flaherty, Ed.D., Senior Advisor to the National High School Center and President and CEO of The College Crusade of Rhode Island, will present at ENI's Spring 2012 Transformational Leadership and College and Career Readiness Symposium this April. Dr. Flaherty is one of several nationally recognized thought leaders who will present.

“As educators, it is our responsibility to fulfill a promise to economically disadvantaged youth that the goal of college success is within their reach. This is a message that must be heard clearly throughout the country. ENI shares my vision,” said Dr. Flaherty.

Dr. Flaherty is one of nine administrators and practitioners who serve on ENI’s High School Advisory Board. Formed in 2010, the purpose of the Advisory Board is to identify ways to make materials more engaging to students, improve dropout intervention/prevention programs, and promote college readiness.

Dr. Flaherty stated, “Improving America’s high schools is a national education goal. Preparing and motivating our students to engage in the difficult work which will prepare them for our global economy, 21st century learning, and citizenship is a challenge that ENI is prepared to meet through developing partnerships with our schools and districts and assuring them that the results they seek— improving student achievement and school success—is well within their grasp.”

In addition to presenting, Dr. Flaherty will participate in a panel discussion made up of nationally recognized thought leaders and practitioners, all of whom are presenting at the Administrators’ Career and College Readiness Symposium. Attendees will leave with concrete ideas for implementing systemic change and comprehensive data analyses that lead to increased student learning—keys to success—for college and career readiness.

The event for district administrators will be held at the Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains resort, in Scottsdale, Arizona, from April 25–27, 2012. For more information or to register, please contact Melissa Myers by phone at 480.290.1035 or by email at mmyers(at)evansnewton(dot)com. You can also register online at http://www.evansnewton.com/symposium.

About Todd D. Flaherty, Ed.D.
Dr. Flaherty is one of four Senior Advisors who draw from their extensive background knowledge to advise the National High School Center on improving high schools. He has served as the President and CEO of The College Crusade of Rhode Island since August of 2009. Between 1995 and 2007, Todd Flaherty served as Rhode Island Deputy Commissioner of Education, where he played a vital role in developing and implementing the state’s systemic school reform initiatives.

About The College Crusade of Rhode Island
The College Crusade of Rhode Island is the state’s most comprehensive college-readiness and scholarship program for middle school and high school students in low-income urban school districts. It serves approximately 3,700 students per year and rewards the efforts and achievements of financially eligible students with up to four years of college scholarships. The College Crusade is a nonprofit organization funded through a federal grant from the US Department of Education’s GEAR UP program, by the State of Rhode Island and by private corporations, foundations, and individuals. For more information, please visit http://www.thecollegecrusade.org.

About Evans Newton Incorporated
Since 1973, the professionals at ENI have worked with schools to improve student achievement, using innovative, customized programs tailored to state objectives and standardized tests. ENI’s TargetTeach® process has been used by schools and districts across the country to create dramatic improvement in student performance while empowering teachers and school leaders through its research-based foundation for sustainable change. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Learn more at: evansnewton.com/turnaround.

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