Mark is a national education innovation and school development leader. A former independent high school English teacher, coach, attorney, head of school and CEO, he created one of the first “blended learning” schools in the country, and previously helped lead the charter school movement to create small public schools based on an independent school model. He has taught a course on school innovation in the joint MBA/Education program at Stanford University for years, and has served on numerous boards, including San Francisco University High School, Town School for Boys, Leadership Public Schools and Flex Schools, among others. Mark’s work has been featured in Education Week, the Financial Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, NPR and the BBC, among others. Selected honors include the Harvard Club of San Francisco’s Educator of the Year Award, and the Hart Vision Award, the highest award given to charter school educators in California. Educated at Wesleyan University, University of Oxford, and Harvard University, Mark resides in San Francisco with his two children. He is currently working on a groundbreaking student assessment company to save teachers’ time and help them teach better.