Background: Mike Boone is a consultant in Bellwether Education Partners’ Strategic Advising practice area. Before joining Bellwether, Mike worked as an analyst and consultant supporting data analysis, training, and cross-team strategic alignment at Great American Insurance Group. His broad experience also includes active duty in the U.S. military, along with technology consulting and services for the federal government and financial services/recruiting industries.
Mike holds an MBA from Miami University (Ohio) and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Franklin University. He lives outside Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife and four children.
Why I do this work: As a rural school graduate and first-gen college student, I’ve experienced firsthand the impacts of educational inequity that face young people furthest from opportunity; on the other hand, I have also witnessed passionate adults working hard to realize satisfying outcomes for these young people. It has been a longstanding aspiration to be involved in work that aligns so closely with my beliefs and hopes about the future of education.
Experience at Bellwether: Strategic Planning; Analysis; Growth and Expansion Strategy; Financial Analysis and Modeling; Implementation Planning; Writing; CMO/Charter School Operators; District Schools; Foundations; Advocacy Organizations
Client segments served: K-12 Schools; Postsecondary/Higher Education; School Districts; CMO/Charter Schools; State Education Agencies; Foundations and Grantees; Nonprofit Organizations
Sample clients: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Cedar Rapids Community School District, Austin Independent School District, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, Match Charter Public School