CLI president to speak at Samford University
October 1, 2012
Victor Young, president of Cornerstone Literacy, will discuss how to provide high-quality learning opportunities for all children—especially those at risk—during a talk at the OBB School of Education at Samford University on October 10. He will be appearing as the first speaker in the "Diversity Colloquia Series." The speech is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., in Brock Forum/Dwight Beeson Hall, at 800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, AL.
Victor has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of schooling and school reform, having worked as a classroom teacher and administrator, a consultant to superintendents and school boards, a consultant to major private foundations engaged in school improvement, and a strategist on building meaningful collaboration that supports schools, school reform and children.
Prior to becoming president of Cornerstone Literacy, Inc., he was managing partner of the Busara Group, LLC, an educational consulting firm that provided direct technical support to school districts working to dramatically improve student outcomes. The firm also provided leadership support for an international evaluation under a multi-year contract with the Department for International Development (DFID) in Great Britain. In the mid-1980s, he was sought by the late Dean Dillard Robinson of Trinity Cathedral in Newark, NJ, to design and help launch St. Philips Academy, a thriving, innovative private day school successfully serving mostly African-American and Latino students from Newark’s urban community.