About Us
Board of Directors
Founder & President


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.

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