Success Academy was established in 2006 with the objective of providing free education for students in a meaningful way so that not only will they receive quality scholastic information, but they will also be prepared for life and how to use that information.
Success Academy schools are situated all over the New York City area from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. With 46 total schools in the system, Success Academy is the largest and most proficient Charter School System in the State of New York.
The objective of Success Academy is to build exceptional students via a world-class scholastic setting that teaches children from all different socio-economic backgrounds and trains them for life while educating them to deal with the opportunities of the future.
It is not that children cannot learn, it is just that many do not have the opportunity in some of the public schools that exist today.
Students are chosen by random lottery, and there are currently 15,500 students enrolled in elementary education, middle school and high school. While the schools can operate on a very independent basis, they still adhere to the guidelines and precepts set forth by the New York State Educational Department.
The difference is based on what is expected of the students and how their mindset is established. Students are taught to be independent thinkers in respect of how they are going to use the knowledge they receive to make the right decisions in life. Quality decision making and common sense are two very important factors in life that need to be understood and learned.
The result is what really counts, as that is the only thing that can really be used to measure whether a system like this is bringing about the desired objectives. Over the past eight years Success Academy students have ranked very high in test results, and on a regular basis, too.
Success Academy named finalist for prestigious national charter school award
Innovacare is the leading Medicare Advantage healthcare service provider in North America. In 2011, InnovaCare was awarded a Commendable Accreditation from the National quality assurance committee. Innovacare is led by two great leaders who make its existence and operations quite successful and efficient-; Penelope Kokkinides-Chief Administrative Officer and Dr. Richard Shinto-Chief Executive Officer.
The chief executive officer of InnovaCare’s Health plans, Dr. Richard Shinto, has over 20 years of experience in clinical and operational healthcare services. He is the author of many excellent medical practice books and articles. He studied at the University of California where he received his B.S. he also has a degree in medicine and an M.B.A from the University of New York and the University of Redlands respectively. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch.com
He started his practice of health as an Intern and a pulmonologist in Southern California. In 1996-1997, he served as the Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners before leaving to Cal Optima Health Plan where he was the Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Richard was also the Chief operating officer and chief medical officer at medical pathways Management Company before joining NAMM as the Chief Medical Officer. Before joining InnovaCare, he had the privilege to work as a member of the management team for Aveta Inc. and in 2008 to 2012; he had the honor to serve as its president and chief executive officer.
Penelope Kokkinides also has vast equal experience as Dr. Richard. With over 20 years in practice and extensive training from various renowned universities, he has the expertise in clinical programming and provision of healthcare services. He acquired a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University. He has also studied at New York University where he graduated with a master’s degree in social communications and a post master’s degree program in alcohol and substance abuse. In Columbia University, he acquired a master’s degree in public health.
During his career, Penelope served as the president and chief operating officer for Centerlight and Touchstone health before rejoining InnovaCare health plans as the Chief Administrative Officer. Previously, he had worked at InnovaCare and also at Aveta Inc. as the Chief operating officer.
With two stations and various provider networks, advanced technologies, cost friendly expenses and quality healthcare, InnovaCare health prioritizes healthcare management to tackle the complex and ever-changing healthcare environment of Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Programs. The team also ensures that patients always come first and there is a friendly relationship between the patient and the doctor to provide even better results which are consumer oriented according to HRMR Online.
Mrs. Betsy DeVos is the wife of a renowned philanthropist, entrepreneur, politician and activist Dick DeVos. Prior to assuming her new role as the 11th U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy was involved in fighting for education policies that favors all kids in America, including those from minority groups. For nearly 30 years, Mrs. DeVos’ goal was to seek reforms that would benefit underserved students to access better and high standard education. Betsy’s mother was a school teacher, and hence she was very instrumental in developing her (Betsy) instinct towards education while she was still a kid.
The interest grew later in her life after visiting a school in Grand Rapids and realized not all kids in America are accorded equal opportunity to access great education. She had also seen leaders funding projects to increase learning opportunities for kids and at the same time provide parents with more choices. Through those experiences, Mrs. Betsy DeVos joined other activists to advocate for improved educational options all over the United States. She led a movement that focused on empowering parents in the District of Columbia and 25 states. Before she was confirmed, Mrs. DeVos was serving at The Windquest Group together with her husband. She served on boards of many civic and charitable institutions like Mars Hill Bible Church, ArtPrize, Kendall College of Art and Design and other.
Betsy DeVos’ Achievements
For many years, Mrs. Betsy DeVos has been leading a movement championing for school choice programs in several states in the U.S. Her main focus was to eliminate the mindset that students should attend certain schools based on the zip codes of homes. She has been fighting for freedom among parents when choosing which schools they should send their kids. According to Mrs. DeVos, the days when quality of education was determined by certain school buildings are diminishing quickly. She believes the right legislation should be passed in order to offer healthy education to American children. If digital learning is fully implemented, students will be able to attain their full potential, according to Betsy DeVos.
Mrs. DeVos explained that she utilizes most of her time trying to improve quality of education in America. For the sake of law, she explained that they must comply with campaign-finance statutes and also IRS regulations. She encourages other donors to support her efforts in order to make a difference within the education sector. She believes success will be achieved when parents will have the opportunity to select the right educational option for their kids to enable them fulfill their potential regardless of where they come from. Through her experience and the need to transform the vast education sector in the United States, Mrs. Betsy DeVos will provide her expertise to the government to enable it implement the right policies to favor all students. Visit Betsy’s profile page on facebook.com.