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Strategic Advising

Background: Mike Boone is a consultant in Bellwether Education Partners’ Strategic Advising practice. 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 (OH) and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Franklin University. He lives outside Cincinnati, OH with his wife and four children.

Experience at Bellwether: Strategic planning, financial modeling and analysis

Client segments served: Charter schools, nonprofit funders/grantmakers

Why I do this work: Growing up as a person of color in a rural school district, and later as a first-generation college student, I have experienced firsthand the impact of educational inequities that can face young people furthest from opportunity. On the other hand, I have also seen the benefit of passionate adults working hard to make satisfying life outcomes a reality for all children. It has been a longstanding aspiration of mine to be involved in work that aligns so closely with my beliefs and hopes about the future of education.

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The path to and through college is not easy or guaranteed, and COVID-19 has only exposed the faultlines along the journey. Reimagining the Road to Graduation, a new resource from Bellwether Education Partners, tells the stories of five students whose postsecondary plans were affected by the pandemic, and their efforts to stay on track.