The Education Industry Association (EIA) named David Andrews, dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, as the recipient of its 2013 “Friend of the Education Industry” Award.
The “Friend of the Education Industry” Award
“Dean Andrews is most deserving of this award, which for nine years has put an appreciative spotlight on educators, policymakers and businesspeople who don’t know what status quo means. Who do not shy away from education’s most vexing problems. And who above all dedicate themselves to reforming education for the betterment of our schools, our teachers, and our students,” said Michael R. Sandler, chairman of Education Industry Group and author of Social Entrepreneurship in Education: Private Ventures for the Public Good, who presented the Award today on behalf of EIA during its 13th Education Industry Days conference here. “Dean Andrews has done all of that and then some, and he is setting the Johns Hopkins School of Education on a courageous path that is producing transformative leaders in all sectors – public, private and corporate.”
Andrews has led a series of bold initiatives since he was named dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education in 2010. He has created collaborations with EIA, Teach for America (TFA), and other highly regarded education reform organizations; developed a unique partnership with Laureate Education to provide an online Masters in teaching; is working with EIA to undertake program evaluations for proprietary education firms; and established a Visiting Fellows program of leaders and experts representing a range of educational sectors.
Before joining Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Andrews served on the faculty of Ohio State University and was the founding dean of The Ohio State University’s College of Education and Human Ecology. Andrews earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Auburn University. He holds a master's degree from Kansas State University and a doctorate from Florida State University, both in child development.
The EIA Friend of the Education Industry Award is the Association’s highest and most prestigious honor since its inception in 2005. It is presented annually to an individual who, fosters and demonstrates vision, entrepreneurship, a dedication to quality, and the spirit of public-private partnership in advancing education reform. Previous recipients have included noted education entrepreneur Christopher Whittle; Jeanne Allen, Founder and President, Center for Education Reform; Toru Kumon, founder of Kumon Math & Reading Centers; and Margaret Spellings, former U.S. Secretary of Education.
“It’s an honor for me to receive such a prestigious award from the Education Industry Association,” Andrews said. “I strongly believe that schools of education must be involved with all components of the education sector if we are to achieve real education reform. Our partnership with EIA is helping us accomplish that goal.”
About the Johns Hopkins School of Education
Established in 2007, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education (SOE) prepares educational leaders and develops research-based models of instruction that are making lasting improvements in student achievement – from early childhood to the adult learner. Ranked in the top ten graduate schools of education by US News and World Report, the SOE offers doctorate and graduate programs, and is engaged in a variety of research and development activities, external partnerships, and collaborative connections to the broader Johns Hopkins community. For more information: www.education.jhu.edu.
The “Friend of the Education Industry” Award is EIA’s highest and most prestigious honor, presented annually to the individual who, in the view of the EIA Board of Directors, fosters and demonstrates extraordinary vision, entrepreneurship, a dedication to quality, and the spirit of public-private partnership in advancing education reform.
Since 2005, EIA each year has recognized an individual whose leadership and achievements have also contributed to the development, growth and success of the education industry in its service to students, families, schools and teachers.
Conceived of and sponsored by noted education entrepreneur and author Michael R. Sandler, the EIA “Friend of the Education Industry” Award has been bestowed on these noteworthy education leaders:
2013 David Andrews, Ph.D., Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Education
2012 Christopher Whittle, CEO, Avenues: The World School and founder, Edison Learning
2011 Jeanne Allen, Founder and President, Center for Education Reform
2010 Toru Kumon, Founder, Kumon Math & Reading Centers
2009 Margaret Spellings, Former U.S. Secretary of Education
2008 Howard “Buck” McKeon, Former Ranking Member, U.S. House Committee on Education & Labor
2007 Guilbert Hentschke, Ph.D., Professor, University of Southern California
2006 David Kearns, former Chairman & CEO, Xerox Corporation (award presented by U.S. Senator (and former
U.S. Secretary of Education) Lamar Alexander
2005 George Miller, Former Chairman and Current Ranking Member, U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor