The composition of the Board of Directors is vital to the success and development of any nonprofit. We are happy to announce the newest addition to our team, Christine Drucker.
Christine lives in Franklin Park, NJ with her husband, Seth, and their daughter, Mikayla. Mikayla a very happy 19- year-old diagnosed with Coffin Siris Syndrome and autism spectrum disorder, is her inspiration.
Christine comes with a list of relevent skills, varied experience, and expertise in the education industry, and is the perfect candidate to lead our team toward developing a successful and scalable vocational program for autistic students and adults.
Since 2019, Christine has been a District Vice President for Fusion Education Group, a private for-profit organization. In this role, she oversees the operations of Fusion Academies, which are one-to-one schools for grades 6-12. Christine is currently working with campuses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Colorado. She also supervises Barnstable Academy in Oakland, NJ, which is a more traditional school program in the Fusion Education Group portfolio. Christine was the founding Head of School for Fusion Academy in Princeton, which opened in 2014.
Prior to her work in Fusion Education Group, Christine worked for the New York City Department of Education, as a business and technology teacher, and later an assistant principal in high schools in Staten Island. In NYC she led career education programs and was responsible for writing grants and ensuring the appropriate implementation and reporting of grant-supported programs. She has a BS in Business Education from Pace University, an MS in Instructional Technology from the New York Institute for Technology, and an Advanced Certificate in Educational Supervision from the College of Staten Island.
Highlights of Christine's additional training in business and education include Disney Institute's Leadership training, Novus Global Coaching, The Writing Revolution, and Danielson Group Framework for Teaching.
Most of Christine's free time is spent with her family, and she is an avid Disney World fan, watches General Hospital, and plays Pokemon Go!
Our solid and strategic board recruitment strategy, spearheaded by our Board Vice President and Chairperson of Board Expansion and Development-Jacquelyn Hines includes the following goals:
To diversify our board that structures it with a firm foundation that allows us to build upon it and align it with our strategic goals, plans, and values, to ensure our success and sustainability.
To increase the size of our board to better reflect our current start-up and development stage that is more appropriate for our current and long-term goals and challenges. This included conducting a skills audit that identified gaps within the organization.
Creating training and development opportunities for board members to enhance and enrich their knowledge, skills, and competencies, that keeps them updated on the latest trends and best practices.
Fostering a culture of collaboration, trust, candor, and knowledge-sharing amongst board members that encourages support, constructive inquiry, and perspective taking.
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