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Mark Kushner

Mark Kushner (415) 307-8605
Personal bio
Mark Kushner is CEO and Founder of Future Academy. Prior to Future, Mark was CEO of Flex Public Schools, a partnership with K12 Inc. created to open a new model blended learning high schools, combining the best of online education with the best of traditional onsite education. Prior to Flex, Mark was the founding CEO of Leadership Public Schools, a charter school organization dedicated to serving low income students in California. A former high school English teacher, coach, principal, and attorney, he previously founded one of the first charter high schools in the country and served as a state charter commissioner from 2001-2011, He currently serves as a trustee on the boards of San Francisco University High School and the Town School for Boys, and teaches a course on charter schools at Stanford University. Honors include the Harvard Club of San Francisco's Secondary School Educator of the Year, and the Hart Vision Award, the highest award given to charter school educators in California. Mark earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and completed graduate work in literature, law and educational administration at The Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Oxford University, University of San Francisco (J.D.), and Harvard University (Ed.M.). He is married to Dr. Mimi Winsberg and has two children.

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