Dawn and Gene Eidelman Win Top Entrepreneur Award
Mosaica Co-Founders Gene Eidelman and his wife, Dawn Eidelman, Ph.D., were honored recently by the Education Industry Association (EIA) when the organization presented them with its 2009 James P. Boyle Entrepreneurial Leadership Award.The award is bestowed to individuals whose achievements in the for-profit education industry serve as a guidepost for others starting and building entrepreneurial education endeavors. The Eidelman’s received the honor during EIA’s 19th annual conference in New Orleans.The Eidelmans founded Mosaica Education, Inc. in 1997 based on their shared vision of “opening portals of opportunity in public education.” Under their leadership, Mosaica has grown in 12 years to $125 million in revenues, employing more than 2,000 education professionals. A two-time Inc. 500 winner, for four years in a row, Mosaica has been recognized by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City as among the fastest-growing urban enterprises in the United States on the Inner City 100.
Today, Mosaica provides a quality educational alternative for 18,000 students attending 90 schools in eight states, the District of Columbia, and the Persian Gulf country of Qatar. Perhaps most importantly, average students at Mosaica-managed schools achieve a 34% improvement in their academic achievement.
Dr. Dawn Eidelman serves as Mosaica’s Chief Education Officer, a member of its Board of Directors and President of its Paragon Division, while Gene Eidelman is Mosaica’s president.
“Dawn and Gene Eidelman exemplify the spirit of James P. Boyle through their unwavering commitment to innovation in education,” said Shane Hedges, president of Envision EMI, the sponsor of the James P. Boyle Entrepreneurial Award. “The incredible breadth of Mosaica Education, Inc’s successes-which have changed the lives of tens of thousands of young people-are the direct result of their dedication, vision and entrepreneurial drive. They are an inspiration to all of us.”