Dr. Pritchard has more than 46 years of experience in higher education, nonprofit, public school, and charter school project management, including education and programming and evaluation. He is an expert in strategic planning, team-building, school safety, violence prevention programming, including bullying, and Board of Trustees development.
Dr. Pritchard taught at the college level for 28 years. During that time, he developed and managed 14 Eisenhower Grant-funded programs for college-school district partnerships and two federal FIPSE school violence prevention grants. He assisted universities and school districts in the development and evaluation of strategic plans, Comprehensive District Education Plans, professional development plans and grant-funded academic initiatives. He secured two major U.S. Department of Education grants for model drug prevention programs. He co-designed the Dutchess Scholars Program for gifted and talented high school students, and he created the Dutchess Academy for Environmental Science, and he has developed adventure-based experiential education programs for adults and youths. He also served as a trainer for the Northeast Regional Center for Schools and Communities.
During his teaching and administration experience at Dutchess Community College, he created and implemented a series of adventure and cultural experiential education experiences, based on training with Outward Bound, Inc. and the National Leadership School (NOLS), which he became an instructor. He also successfully obtained and facilitated a federal Carol White Physical Education project.
Since co-founding JPS Solutions in 2000, his work has focused on direct support for public schools and charter schools in support of the production of their annual Consolidated Applications for federal Entitlement funding. He has facilitated or co-facilitated the creation of several successful charter school applications, and renewals, along with annual reports, including Accountability Plan Progress Reports. He has participated in several federal grant-funded programs including multiple Teacher Incentive Grant projects and the national Network of Independent Charter Schools.
For the past six years he has been instrumental in the creation of an educational support program, which is being implemented at the Universidad Del Desarrollo, Santiago, Chile, and the transfer of “Data Culture” characteristics and procedures for the community of Colina, Chile. He has also developed a School Certification procedure for Chilean schools, which ensures their operations conform to ten standards of quality, and has created and presented the CEI Distinguished Program Award to Bertait College in Lo Barnechea, Santiago, Chile.
We are glad to have Dr. Pritchard as part of our Applicant Group!
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