We are proud to announce that Partners CEO Derek Mitchell is featured in the Winter 2021 issue of the Taft Bulletin, the alumni magazine of the prestigious Taft School. The article briefly describes Derek’s life path, from growing up on the south side of Chicago to eventually leading Partners, and ties his own schooling to his vision for public education:
Mitchell says he knows about the lives of the schoolchildren in the schools they help because ‘I was that kid. I know that kid. I know his possibilities. And I was lucky. I don’t want luck to be the way most kids excel anymore. It needs to be success by design.’
The piece also describes how Partners supports educators in the most challenged communities to transform their schools. If you’d like to learn more about our organization and the person who leads it, we invite you to read the full article.