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Marcus Robinson is the Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of EdPower, a non-profit organization that operates the Tindley Charter Network (a network of high-performing Accelerated Schools), and a Turnaround School Academy (Arlington High School) in Indianapolis. Marcus spent several years in college admissions, first assisting then leading campus-wide efforts to diversify two selective liberal arts colleges in the Midwest. Realizing that he was often meeting students too late to help them prepare and get accepted to college, he returned to the classroom as a teacher at the middle and high school levels in both public and private institutions. Marcus has written curriculum, piloted innovative instructional programs, and worked diligently to improve the academic progress of students. Marcus completed the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals at Butler University. The Tindley Schools are among the most successful in Indiana, and EdPower's Turnaround School Academy is making significant academic progress. In addition to his work at EdPower, he is a consultant on issues concerning school reform, school culture, and school administration. Marcus is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and he holds degrees from both DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana) and Butler University (Indianapolis, Indiana). He is a member of the Urban Education Leaders Program at Teacher's College, Columbia University (New York, New York) where he is working toward his doctoral degree. Marcus and his wife Daphne' live in McCordsville, Indiana with their children, ShaDe', Morgan, and Maxwell. He is a fellow of the Aspen Pahara Education Fellowship's eighth class and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.