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Benjamin Marcovitz is the Founder of Sci Academy and the Chief Executive Officer of Collegiate Academies. Benjamin began the design of Sci Academy in 2007 during his participation in New Schools for New Orleans' incubation program for high-impact charter school founders. Since its opening, Sci Academy has led the district and often outperformed the state in high school performance. This success prompted the creation of the Collegiate Academies network to replicate the Sci Academy model of open-enrollment, college preparatory high schools. The Collegiate Academies operates three high schools in New Orleans and serves 890 students. In addition to his work at Collegiate Academies, Benjamin serves on the faculty of Leading Educators, the Newark Charter School Fund and various charter networks in New Orleans and nationally. In 2013, Benjamin was one of three principals to receive the inaugural Ryan Award from the Accelerate Institute in Chicago, which honors principals who have demonstrated accelerated results in underserved school environments over the last three years. He has taught in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and Boston. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Benjamin is a Fellow of the 9th class of the Pahara-Aspen Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.