Company: Charter Schools USA
New position: Director of Education in Florida.
Past Experience: Area Director of School Accountability for the Palm Beach School District for the 2011-2012 school year. Prior to that, he worked with the district for seven years as a principal and 20 years as a teacher.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received?: “The best advice is to always remember that education is part of the service industry, and our parents and students are the customers and we should treat them as such.”
Jennifer Gibbs has recently joined the Miami Science Museum as senior vice president of development. She will be responsible for leading the Capital Campaign project to build the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which broke ground in Downtown Miami earlier this year. Before joining the museum, she was vice president of development for public television station WPBT2 in Miami, where she directed major gift fundraising, on-air fundraising, corporate underwriting and membership services.
Barrington Irving has joined the board of directors of Teach For America for the Miami-Dade region. He will help guide the evolution of Teach For America in Miami-Dade County. He is the founder of Experience Aviation, a Miami-based nonprofit that encourages youth to explore careers in aviation through education programs designed to build math, science, reading, and problem-solving skills. He secured his place in history in 2007 as the youngest person and first black pilot to fly solo around the globe.