Chairman of Advisory Board
Penn Foster High School
Contact me for: Founded in 1890, Penn Foster has been a leader in career-focused distance and hybrid learning for more than 100 years through its high school, career school and college. Through direct enrollment by students as well as partnerships with schools and businesses, more than 13 million people have taken Penn Foster-enabled courses to further their education debt-free and better position them for life success. Today, Penn Foster graduates 25,000 students yearly and enrolls more than 100,000 new students each year in programs designed to address the gap in middle skilled careers. Penn Foster combines affordable career-ready education with a flexible delivery model ranging from pure play online to onsite hybrid learning solutions – all of which are made possible by a cloud-based technology system that makes content available anytime and anywhere and connects students to their peers and instructors. For more information, visit http://www.pennfoster.edu.
With nearly 40 years of experience as an educator, administrator, and education reform expert, Ray supports and drives the academic vision and mission for Penn Foster High School as Board Chairman. He believes that the education system cannot wait for challenges to arrive at their doorstep; rather, the system needs to reach out and forge solutions. Ray also serves as Dean, School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University, Senior Fellow, International Center for Leadership in Ed, and the Chair, National Dropout Prevention Network. Ray previously held roles as Program Director and Senior Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Vermont’s Commissioner of Education.