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Bill has been serving educational communities mainly with the at-risk youth population for 26 years and has concentrated his work on improving academic outcomes and efficiencies of school systems. Bill is a strong advocate for school choice and believes a child’s quality of education shouldn’t be based on their families income or zip code.
Mr. Toomey’s knowledge of the at-risk student population is extensive and comprehensive. Mr. Toomey holds an Illinois and California Teaching Credential along with Master’s Degree in Education Administration and an Administrative Credential, and has been instrumental in growing schools in enrollment and academic achievements along with developing and maintaining the Charter School’s policies and procedures. Bill has been able to secure new contract schools and charters in California, Chicago, Illinois, Memphis, Tennessee, Columbus, Ohio, Flint, Michigan and Shreveport, Louisiana to open 20 schools and serve over 50,000 students.
Bill has formerly served as 3rd and 5th grade Teacher, Principal, Deputy Superintendent, Executive Vice President-Chief Development and Innovation Officer at a large Charter network and Area Manager with Sylvan Learning Systems in the Chicago Public Schools and Compton Unified School District. Bill managed the Sylvan-Compton Unified contract in 26 schools. Bill was also awarded “Sylvan National Educator of the Year” in 1997 and one of his schools, Donoghue Elementary in Chicago, was awarded “Sylvan National School of the Year” in 1998.