Transforming Schools: Phil Gonring Joins Generation Schools Network™ Board of Directors

Generation Schools Network™, the nationally-recognized, award-winning nonprofit whose innovative education model offers students and teachers 30% more and better learning time, announced the appointment of Phil Gonring to its Board of Directors.

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Phil Gonring, a principal consultant at Education First, is the newest member of Generation Schools Network’s Board of Directors.

I’m a big believer in the tremendous work that Generation Schools Network is doing in Colorado and New York to transform public education, and am honored to be a part of this innovative and ground-breaking organization.

Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 30, 2013

Generation Schools Network™, the nationally-recognized, award-winning nonprofit whose innovative education model offers students and teachers 30% more and better learning time, announced the appointment of Phil Gonring to its Board of Directors. With its core schools in two major urban areas, including Denver, CO and Brooklyn, NY, Generation Schools Network is proud to add Phil as the organization's first Board member from Colorado.

A leading expert on teacher compensation reform and educator effectiveness, Phil has spent his career working as a teacher, principal, grant maker and author. He has worked closely with lawmakers, education officials, higher education leaders, and teachers unions to implement critical reforms that improve conditions for teaching and learning.

Phil is a principal consultant at Education First, a national, mission-driven strategy and policy-consulting firm with unique and deep expertise in education improvement and reform issues. Previously a senior program officer at Denver's Rose Community Foundation where he directed the Foundation's grant-making and programs in education, Phil led efforts by the Denver Public Schools and Jefferson County School District to transform their teacher-compensation systems. He also authored a book on teacher pay, Pay-for-performance Teacher Compensation: An Inside View of Denver's Procomp Plan.

Wendy Loloff Piersee, CEO of Generation Schools Network, remarked, “We’re extremely proud to welcome Phil to our Board of Directors, and know that his expertise, passion, and commitment to education improvement and reform issues will help guide our efforts as we continue to expand and grow our model.”

“I’m a big believer in the tremendous work that Generation Schools Network is doing in Colorado and New York to transform public education, and am honored to be a part of this innovative and ground-breaking organization,” said Phil Gonring, Generation Schools Network’s newest Board member.

Phil holds a baccalaureate degree in English and a diploma in education from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

ABOUT GENERATION SCHOOLS NETWORK™

Generation Schools Network™ (GSN) is a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit organization whose innovative education model offers students and teachers 30% more and better learning time. Recognized by Bridgespan and the Center for High-Impact Philanthropy as one of the most cost-effective and promising school-redesign models in the country, GSN is dedicated to re-thinking the basic structures of a public school to ensure that all students – regardless of life circumstances – have access to a great education. Ultimately, their mission is to fundamentally transform schools to better prepare students for life’s responsibilities, challenges, and opportunities.

Generation Schools Network re-organizes the resources that districts already have -- particularly talent, time, and technology -- to implement the first-and-only education model in the nation that expands learning time and reduces class size for all students in core courses. As a result, good teachers are able to spend more time with fewer students, without increasing the work year or requiring an overhaul to existing teachers’ contracts. Importantly, the Generation Schools Network model seeks to be cost effective for district and school budgets.

To learn more about Generation Schools Network, visit http://www.GenerationSchools.org, send an email to info@GenerationSchools.org, or call 1-720-299-0474.