The SouthCoast Young Professionals Network will host their next installment of the CEO Unplugged series on Thursday, March 21, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
The SCYPN's CEO Unplugged series is held quarterly and provides young professionals with an opportunity to connect with and learn from successful local CEOs. Aimed to be a source of inspiration and a wealth of knowledge, the CEOs share their personal experiences and journey to success with the participants in an informal, small group setting.
Featured Speaker - Will Gardner, Executive Director of Alma del Mar
Will Gardner is the founder and Executive Director of Alma del Mar, a K-8 public charter school in New Bedford. Alma’s mission is to put every one of its scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. Alma scholars consistently outperform both their district peers and peers in neighboring suburbs on state math and reading assessments. The school has been recognized for its exemplary family engagement and work with English language learners. Prior to founding Alma del Mar, Mr. Gardner ran after school programming for middle schoolers in New Bedford. He began his career as a teacher with Teach for America in the Mississippi Delta. He has a BA from Wesleyan University and M.Ed.from Harvard.