Don W. Hooper, Ph.D. Vice President

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Dr. Hooper is president of the Center for Quality Leadership Inc. The Center for Quality Leadership is committed to assisting school district administrators with the planning required to focus available resources on improving student achievement, administrative leadership and management of school operations. He has over 49 years of experience in public education, serving 33 years as an educator, instructional leader, and district administrator—serving 25 years as superintendent in five school districts ranging in size from 110 students to 60,000 students. He also has experience working with boards of education to formulate school district policy, develop and implement strategic plans, and oversee day-to-day school district administration and operations. Dr. Hooper was named Texas Superintendent of the Year in 1995 and named educator of the Month by Texas School Business Magazine. He was the 1994-95 President of the Texas Association of School Administrators. Additionally, he was the 2001-02 President of the American Association of School Administrators. During his tenure as superintendent of schools he served as an adjunct professor for the Department of School Administration/Supervision in the University of Houston System, The University of North Texas, and The University of Texas at Austin. Currently, Dr. Hooper is the Executive Director of School Research Nexus. Additionally, he is serving on two private school boards and two corporate boards. He served as Interim President of Fort Worth Christian Schools during the 2008-2009 school year and has served on the Board of the Fort Worth Christian Schools from 2009 until the present. In 2013 he was the Interim Head of School for Cornerstone Christian Academy and remains as a member of that school board. The Center for Quality Leadership is an education consulting firm that was formed in 1997. The firm has engaged in a broad range of services for educational entities including management and performance reviews, organizational studies, facility and demographic studies, strategic planning services, and program design/delivery services and professional development training. The firm has worked with school districts across the nation including Florida, Illinois, Texas, Michigan, and California with student enrollment of 110 to 200,000. Clients served include not only educational entities, but also private companies, healthcare entities, law firms, charter schools, and associations.