Working the Compass: Accelerating Academic Achievement through Social-Emotional Learning

November 11, 2016 by ​Todd and Daren Dickson, CEO and Chief Culture Officer at Valor Collegiate Academies
​Todd and Daren Dickson ​Todd and Daren Dickson

Todd Dickson is the CEO of Valor Collegiate Academies in Nashville, Tennessee. A Colorado native, Todd Dickson came to the field of education as a second career in 2000 after successfully building the Melton Group, a residential real estate company in Colorado, from 1995-2000. After attending Stanford for a Master’s degree in education, he taught physics for five years at the nationally acclaimed public Hillsdale High School, the private International School of Lisbon, and Summit Preparatory Charter School (Summit Prep) before taking the role of Executive Director at Summit Prep. Under his leadership, Summit Prep was named the #118 best public high school in America for the first time in 2008, and the #76 best public high school in 2009. In 2010, Summit Prep was named one of the top 10 Transformational Schools in the country by Newsweek (using comparative graduation rates, SAT scores, AP performance, and number of low-income students).

Daren Dickson, Todd's twin brother, is the Chief Culture Officer of Valor Collegiate Academies in Nashville, Tennessee.

If you would like to learn more about November’s Hot Lunch with Valor Collegiate Academy, view their resource guide (which includes the Hot Lunch slide deck).

Thank You

Thanks for your interest in the Hot Lunch "Working the Compass: Accelerating Academic Achievement through Social-Emotional Learning". The Donnell-Kay Foundation will contact you on November 04, 2016 to let you know if you are registered or on the waitlist.

Working the Compass: Accelerating Academic Achievement through Social-Emotional Learning

The Donnell-Kay Foundation will then email you directly one week before the event (November 04, 2016) to let you know if you are registered or on the waitlist.