The Better Learning Podcast is about improving education at all levels - Schools (public, charter, private, independent), Higher Education, & Corporate/Adult Learning. The major theme is to break down the silos and learn from others doing innovative things in education. We highlight innovative programs & initiatives, lessons learned, improvements to educational space, and real-world tactics while getting a deeper understanding of the people behind the innovation. Our guests include Heads of Schools, Superintendents, Principals, Entrepreneurs, Non-profit leaders and other innovators. Hosted by Kevin Stoller, CEO of Kay-Twelve.com & author of Creating Better Learning Environments.
Mar 15, 2019
Kendall Artusi founded Bright Futures Academy - grew it from 48 to 800 students from 2001-2016. During this time she uncovered and reported that the original board of directors participating in an IRS tax scheme ran $65 million dollars thru the school. Kendall ran the school with a staff of up to 100 employees which operated across 4 campuses in 3 municipalities with no management/support company.
In 2016, Kendall began working for Academica and now oversee 8 schools in PBC, writes charter applications for different programs and am currently opening a new school in South Carolina based off of the Bright Futures Acady Program. The school is called Clear Dot Charter School and will open in Columbia, SC in August 2019. The focus is Global Competency. The school’s sponsor is The Charter Institute at Erskine, and they have been amazing! We are working with MB Kahn Construction and American Charter Development to acquire the site and build the school.
Kendall is passionate about Charter School Education because she believes in choice; and that families should have an option to send their children to schools with programs that best meet their needs. She wants to help break the cycle of poverty and equally prepare all students to have an opportunity to realize their dreams.
If you are interested in being on the show or know someone who would be a great guest, please connect with Kevin Stoller