The Future of Education in Texas

  • 20 Sep 2011
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Marie Callendar's Restaurant 9503 Research Blvd. Austin, TX 78759


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August 22nd marked the first day of school for Central Texas K - 12th grade students.   Today’s Kindergarteners, should they graduate from college in four years, will be the graduating class of 2030.  Is our current education system capable of preparing our children for the World in 2030?  What is the real state of public education in Texas and where are we heading?

Join us for our panel presentation and discussion of the future of education. Confirmed panelists are Sam Zigrossi of the Dana Center and Andrew Kim, Superintendent of Manor ISD. 

About our Panelists:

Sam Zigrossi serves as a program director with a focus on business development and leadership development. He works with education systems that partner with the Dana Center as well as providing direct client services to leaders in education.

Before joining the Dana Center, Mr. Zigrossi had a 29-year career with IBM in human resources and product education. He held such positions as education manager, personnel director, site services director, and education client executive. He represented IBM in its education outreach program, which donated over $1 million to school systems. He taught mathematics and physics for five years before joining IBM. Mr. Zigrossi has served on two state education panels for creation and examination of the state standards.

Mr. Zigrossi holds a B.S. in Mathematics Education and an M.S. in Education Administration from the University of Utah, and an M.B.A. in Management from Golden Gate University.

Andrew B. Kim currently serves the Manor Independent School District as the Superintendent. He has served as the Deputy Superintendent of Schools in Manor ISD where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of Manor New Tech High School. He has a background in English as a Second Language and Educational Administration. He has been an Assistant Superintendent in Austin ISD, Director of Professional Development in Round Rock ISD in Texas, and principal and teacher for the Dallas ISD. He is finishing his doctoral program in the field of 21st Century Instructional Pedagogy for the Cooperative Superintendency Program at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Medieval Studies and Classical Civilization from Fordham University, Bronx, New York. He is married to Amber George Kim who is the Director of Child Care Development Center in Del Valle ISD and has three children who attend Manor ISD schools.

Andrew B. Kim believes in changing teaching practices that meets the needs of 21st Century learners who embrace technology as an invisible tool; and he is committed to the 21st Century excellence in education.

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