About Us
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Mark Beaudouin

Mark Beaudouin serves on the board of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education.

In his professional life, Beaudouin leads a 14-person team focused on legal and regulatory matters at Waters, Inc., a $1.6 billion analytical instruments market leader. His long career in corporate legal matters includes time with Parexel, a clinical trials company; J Baker, a shoe company; and GenRad, a test equipment company. Beaudouin has long been a counselor to senior executives in the private sector in both the profit and non-profit arenas.

Beaudouin received his BA form Boston College and was the recipient of the John F. Norton Prize. He has an MLitt in international law and politics from Oxford University and is a graduate of Boston College Law School.

Tony Klemmer

Tony Klemmer received his Ph.D. in Humanities from Salve Regina University. His doctoral work focuses on Moral Coherence in the Modern World. He graduated from the Harvard Business School and has a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the U. of Penn. Tony taught Production and Operations Management in the MBA program at Babson College, while helping develop entrepreneurship course materials there. He is a cum laude graduate of Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth, RI.

Tony is the Founder and President of The Center for Better Schools and the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education currently focused on developing new programs of advanced teacher education for high performing K – 12 classroom teachers. He served as the Assistant Headmaster of Portsmouth Abbey School. Tony has participated in the start up and board level activities of a number of social enterprises. He helped found several high tech companies in the medical device, advanced materials and industrial automation industries. He developed distribution networks in Europe and ran Asian sales offices, serving as the Chief Marketing Officer of a $1.5 Billion public, multi-national technology company. Tony managed a successful marketing, strategic planning and investment consultancy and led the healthcare and life science practice at a Boston-based boutique investment bank. In 2010, Tony and The Center for Better Schools were named one of 47 Finalists from a field of over 500 applicants by the Kauffman Foundation as a Kauffman Education Venture Fellow. In 2011 Tony was named to the inaugural cohort of Pahara/Aspen Institute Teacher Leader Fellows and is a Pahara/Aspen Moderator.

Richard Nyankori

Richard Nyankori is the founder and CEO of SPEDx - a startup that explores data to attain the most extraordinary success for students with special needs - and serves on the Board of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education.

Prior to founding SPEDx, Richard was the Executive Vice President of the international education consulting firm Insight Education Group and headed its award-winning product development team. He is the former Deputy Chancellor of Special Education for the Washington, DC Public Schools and is credited for vastly improving the provision of services for students with disabilities. Prior to his work with DCPS, Richard served as The New Teacher Project’s Director for Training and Certification.

Richard is faculty to some of the sector’s top leadership development programs including NAATE, the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship, and the Surge Fellowship. He serves as an advisor to Goalbook, Curriculum Associates, and IO Education. He is a founding board member of Educational Leaders of Color (EdLoC) and NewOrg, an Atlanta-area education impact investor, and the SWIFT Center. Richard began his career in education as a teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools as a Teach For America corps member (’93). He earned his PhD from the University of Maryland, an MS from McDaniel College, and a BA from Emory University.

Robert Walkingshaw

Rob Walkingshaw serves on the board of the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education.

After completing his mid-career Masters in Teaching at Harvard University, Rob taught all levels of high school mathematics during a ten-year career as a teacher at the Dana Hall School (Wellesley, MA). Before becoming a teacher, Walkingshaw was a financial service industry executive, having co-founded one of the Boston area's most successful venture capital firms (North Bridge Venture Partners) in the early 1990's. He also spent time at ABS Ventures, Morgan Stanley, and Salomon Brothers.

In addition to his teaching degree, Walkingshaw received his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and his AB in economics from Princeton University.

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