President & CEO
Friends of Breakthrough Public Schools
Education: Wittenberg University, bachelor’s degree
First Job: Sales, Moore Business Forms
Toughest Challenge: Starting a school from scratch
Most Inspiring Person: Ernest Shackleton
Best Advice: Remember the 4 Ps: persistence, patience, positive attitude and peace.
Proudest Moment: When the first grads at our schools were graduating from college and thanking their middle school — a Breakthrough School
Important Lesson Learned: The JZ rule of 3s: Everything takes three times as long as you think, costs three times as much, and you get 1/3 the results you thought you’d get. So, never give up.
Most Important Skill: A “no” is a request for more information.