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Archive for April, 2010

Celebrate National Charter School Week May 2-8, 2010

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

As we approach National Charter School Week, there is much to be excited about. In our country, more than 1.6 million students attend charter schools and the numbers are growing. With strong bipartisan support in Congress, we are well on our way to achieving a more favorable political environment to support charter school growth and success.

Join us as we celebrate the great work and accomplishments of our students, parents, teachers and administrators. Improving the nation’s public education system is not an easy task, but together we can make great strides.  Help us keep the momentum going by getting involved in your community.  Here are some ways you can support charter schools in your community.

  • Make a tax-deductible donation to a school in our network— Every dollar counts (Click here to find a school in your community)
  • Plan a charter school tour with local political and business leaders. (Click here to find a school in your community)
  • Host a lecture by a prominent speaker on a key educational issue.
  • Talk to your friends, families and social networks about the benefits of public charter schools
  • Become a Fan of Mosaica Education, Inc. on Facebook (Click here)
  • Send postcards and emails  to key constituents in your community announcing National Charter Schools Week 2010


Gene Eidelman


Mosaica Education, Inc.


Thursday, April 8th, 2010

I am very excited to announce one well-deserved promotion and two new members of Team Mosaica:

  • Tom Keane is our new Senior Vice President,
  • Ebbie Parsons is our new Chief Operating Officer, and
  • John Q. Porter is our new Executive Vice President and COO of Mosaica Turnaround Partners

Tom Keane has been a member of Mosaica’s board of directors since 1999. A lawyer by training, he is also a columnist for the Boston Globe Magazine.  Tom was a partner in Murphy & Partners (a private-equity fund that is a major investor in Mosaica), a Boston city councilor for six years and has been a founder and senior manager of a number of start-up businesses. He was also acting chief financial officer of Mosaica for several months in 2001. Tom has a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. He will be working in our New York office, and the Finance and Legal departments will be reporting to him.

Ebbie Parsons has been with Mosaica for the last year and currently oversees operations at our schools in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. He has a strong background in education, including a stint as acting chief operating officer of the Hartford Public Schools (where my daughter was his intern) and as the director of human capital for Teacher U (a New York-based professional development company for charter school teachers).  Ebbie previously worked at companies as diverse as American Express (where he was an investment strategist) and Medtronic (where he was an IT manager).  He has a BS from Florida A&M, an MBA from the University of Minnesota, was a Broad Resident (a prestigious program that provides professional development and training for business professionals interested in urban education leadership), and is currently completing his doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania. In his new position he will manage the RVP team, as well as well oversee student enrollment and talent acquisition departments.

John Q. Porter recently joined Mosaica after serving as Superintendent of Schools in Oklahoma City and, before that, Deputy Superintendent and Chief Information Officer for the Montgomery County (Maryland) Public Schools. John Q has extensive experience in using technology and data to improve student performance. Previously, as a business executive for information technology companies and founder of his own consulting firm, he promoted the use of technology to streamline the operations of complex organizations. He has a B.A. from Catholic University and a J.D. from Ohio State. He is a Broad Fellow, having graduated from the Broad Academy for Superintendents, and is also a graduate of the Harvard University Public Education Leadership Program. In addition to overseeing Howard Road Academy in Washington, he will head up Mosaica Turnaround Partners, our new division that will work with schools districts across the country to improve underperforming schools under the federal school turnaround program.

Please join me in congratulating Ebbie on his promotion and welcoming Tom and John Q to the Team.

Michael J. Connelly
Chief Executive Officer
Mosaica Education, Inc.
42 Broadway, Suite 1039
New York, New York 10004
212-232-0305, Ext. 201

Community Leaders Attend Atlanta Prep Event

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Atlanta, GA (Mosaica Education, Inc.) April 1, 2010 – Last night, Atlanta Preparatory Academy (APA) held a reception and Paragon night for its school community. City of Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed and other local community leaders were in attendance. The academy is located at 569 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30314.

Paragon Night, is a time to showcase what the students have learned in their Paragon studies. Paragon Nights are widely attended by the community and feature music, art and performances led by students. The theme for the event was the French and American Revolutions. The next Paragon Night will be April 5th at 5pm.

About Atlanta Preparatory Academy
Atlanta Preparatory Academy is a K-6 charter school for students residing within the Atlanta Public School district. Atlanta Preparatory Academy offers a college preparatory experience to all students at no cost.